First published in 1981, this book contains papers on terrorism, presented to the International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts (ISODARCO). The subject is a complex one as ‘one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom-fighter’. No simple solution exist to the threat to domestic and international stability posed by the increased use of violence employed by various politically-motivated groups, challenging the authority of sovereign states.
Many of the world’s leading authorities on terrorism and sub-state violence are among the contributors here, including J. Bowyer Bell, Jillian Becker, and Alessandro Silj, and participants come from a wide range of countries and professions. This book will be of interest to students of conflict and international relations, as well as policy-makers at many levels, and the general public in many countries.
Table of Contents
Preface; Notes on Contributors; List of Course Participants 1. Summary of Discussions William F. Gutteridge 2. An Overview J. Bowyer Bell 3. Nuclear Violence at the Non-Governmental Level Bernard T. Feld 4. The Media and Terrorism Yonah Alexander 5. Chimnese and Soviet Attitudes towards Sub-State Violence in the UN Context Werner Pfeifenberger 6. Hostage-Taking: a Conceptual Overview Clive C. Aston 7. The Future of Political Sub-State Violence David Carlton 8. Case Study I: Federal Germany Jillian Becker 9. Case Study II: Italy Alessandro Silj 10. Case Study III: The Ulster Spectrum Frank Wright 11. Case Study IV: The Irish Republican Army J. Bowyere Bell; Index