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Global Terrorism

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ISBN 9780415700511
Published May 26, 2004 by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

Global Terrorism 2nd edition continues to provide students with the most comprehensive introduction to terrorism as a global phenomenon. It introduces students to 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 detailed case studies from across the world. Although the focus is on the contemporary, the book also includes discussion of older terrorist groups.

Building on the strengths of the first edition, this edition includes new material on:

  • July 7 attacks in London
  • Bali bombings
  • domestic terrorism in Columbia
  • attacks in Iraq
  • Al Qaeda, the Tamil Tigers, the IRA
  • animal rights extremism.

The unique combination of a genuinely historical focus and truly global coverage makes this an ideal introductory textbook for anyone studying terrorism.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. What is Terrorism? (Definitions and Key Concepts)  3. Weapons and Methods of Terrorism  4. State Sponsored Terrorism  5. Religion and Terrorism  6. Nationalism and Terrorism  7. Left Wing Ideology and Terrorism  8. Right Wing Ideology and Terrorism  9. Terrorism with Mixed Causes  10. Government Repression/Genocide  11. Countries with Multiple Episodes of Terrorism  12. Reaction to Terrorism: Security, Counterterrorism, and Reform  13. Conclusions

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James M. Lutz is Professor of Political Science at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne. He has long been interested in various types of political violence.

Brenda J. Lutz is a PhD candidate at the Department of Politics, University of Dundee, Scotland, focusing on violence in the animal rights movement