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
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 GODReligiously Inspired Terrorism
CHAPTER SEVEN: UNHOLY ALLIANCES
The Irresistible Lure of Money
PART III: NOWHERE TO HIDE
TERRORISM: A UNIVERSAL PLAGUE
CHAPTER EIGHT: GAMES NATIONS PLAYState 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 SWORDThe 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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