Book Turning to political violence : the emergence of terrorism / Marc Sageman.
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Call Number JC328.6 .S24 2017
Media class: Book
Publisher: Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania] : University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812248777 0812248775
Extent: xxii, 496 pages ; 24 cm
"In ... Turning to Political Violence, Marc Sageman examines the history and theory of political violence in the West. He excavates primary sources surrounding key instances of modern political violence, looking for patterns across a range of case studies spanning the French Revolution, through late nineteenth and early twentieth-century revolutionaries and anarchists in Russia and the United States, to the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and the start of World War I. In contrast to one-dimensional portraits of terrorist "monsters" offered by governments and media throughout history, these accounts offer complex and intricate portraits of individuals engaged in struggles with identity, injustice, and revenge who may be empowered by a sense of love and self-sacrifice." -- Publisher's web site.
Preface -- A model of the turn to political violence -- The French Revolution and the emergence of modern political violence -- Political violence from the restoration to the Paris Commune -- The professionalization of terroristic violence in Russia -- Anarchism and the expansion of political violence -- The specialized terrorist organization : The PSR Combat Unit 1902-1908 -- Banditry, the end of a world, and indiscriminate political violence -- Policy implications -- Appendix. Testing the social identity perspective model of the turn to political violence.