Global terrorism / James M. Lutz and Brenda J. Lutz.
Associated Name: Lutz, Brenda J., 1957-
Publication year: [c2004]
Call Number HV6431 .L771 2004
Media class: Book
Publisher: London ;New York : Routledge
Additional information: xiv, 289 p. ; 26 cm.
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This textbook is a comprehensive introduction to global terrorism helping students to understand the history, politics, ideologies and strategies of both contemporary and older terrorist groups. Written in a clear and accessible style, each chapter explains a different aspect of terrorism and illustrates this with a wide variety of case studies from across the world. Topics covered include: · definitions and typology of terrorism · classifications of groups, weapons and techniques · religious terrorism · ethnic disputes · left wing and right wing extremism · state-sponsored terrorism · techniques for countering terrorism · future development of terrorist activity. Case studies include: · Terror in the French Revolution · The Zealots · Irish Republicanism · The Italian Red Brigades · American militias · Columbia · Ethnic cleansing in Bosnia-Herzegovina · Sri Lanka · Al-Qeada . PLO. The unique combination of a genuinely historical focus and truly global coverage make this the ideal introductory textbook for anyone studying terrorism or for the general reader with an interest in the key issue facing 21st Century society.
Terrorism in the world today and yesterday -- What is terrorism? Definition and classification -- Tactics, weapons, and targets -- State sponsors and supporters of terrorism -- Religious justifications for terrorism -- Ethnic and national bases of terrorism -- Terrorism and ideologies of the left -- Terrorism and ideologies of the right -- Terrorism and multiple motivations -- State use of domestic terrorism and repression -- Countries with multiple crises of terrorism -- Counterterrorism -- Terrorism : a continuing phenomenon.
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