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Terrorism: The Bottom Line, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Nathan I. Yungher

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Nov 26, 2007

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For courses in Terrorism.

 

This captivating work moves away from the encyclopedic approach of its competitors to engage readers in the subject of terrorism. Designed for undergraduates, it offers 17 chapters in smaller sections that correspond to traditional college courses.  It is written in practical language and uses common terms, anecdotes, thought-provoking questions and case studies to help students understand terrorism and its impact on society. Built on the author’s most popular lectures, the book also teaches students about riveting events in modern history and their relevance to terrorism.

Table of Contents

PART I: TAKING STOCK 

CHAPTER ONE:  DELIBERATE CONFUSION

Defining Terrorism

 

CHAPTER TWO:  WHAT’S OLD IS WHAT’S NEW

A Brief History of Terrorism   

 

PART II:  REBELS WITH LOTS OF CAUSES Foundations of Modern Terrorism                                                            

 

CHAPTER THREE:  MOTIVES THAT DON’T MEET THE EYE Psychological Reasons for Terrorism

 

CHAPTER FOUR:  DOGMATIC REASONING

Sociological Aspects of Terrorism 

 

CHAPTER FIVE:  ON BEHALF OF THE SHEEP AND FOR THE LIKE-MINDED

Left-Wing and Right-Wing Terrorism

 

CHAPTER SIX:  FANATICS IN THE SERVICE OF GOD

Religiously Inspired Terrorism

 

CHAPTER SEVEN:  UNHOLY ALLIANCES

The Irresistible Lure of Money

 

PART III:  NOWHERE TO HIDE

TERRORISM: A UNIVERSAL PLAGUE

 

CHAPTER EIGHT:  GAMES NATIONS PLAY

State and “State-Sponsored” Terrorism

 

CHAPTER NINE:  HORRORS IN OUR BACKYARD

Domestic Terrorism in the U.S.

 

CHAPTER TEN:  THE STRUGGLE FOR THE SOUL OF A FAITH

The Islamic Dimension 

 

CHAPTER ELEVEN:  RAGE AND LESSONS

September 11, 2001

 

CHAPTER TWELVE:  THE DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD

The Media and Terrorism

 

CHAPTER THIRTEEN:  THE FEMME FATALE

Women and Terrorism   

 

PART IV:  JUST A QUESTION OF TIME

 

CHAPTER FOURTEEN:   WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

 

PART V:  FIGHTING BACK: THE LIMITS OF POWER

 

CHAPTER FIFTEEN:  COUNTERTERRORISM ON THE DOMESTIC FRONT    

The Sisyphean Burden 

 

CHAPTER SIXTEEN:  COUNTERTERRORISM ON THE DOMESTIC FRONT

Legal and Moral Dilemmas 

 

PART VI:  THE FUTURE

 

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN:  AN OUTLOOK OF DISCONTENT      

What the Future Holds 

 

 

 

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