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Terrorism: The Basics

1st Edition

By James Lutz, Brenda J Lutz


180 pages

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Terrorism: The Basics is an ideal starting point for anyone interested in one of the most discussed, written about and analysed aspects of modern life. Common misconceptions are dispelled as the authors provide clear and jargon-free answers to the big questions:

    • What does terrorism involve?
    • Who can be classified as a terrorist?
    • What are terrorists trying to achieve?
    • Who are the supporters of terrorism?
    • Can there ever be an end to terrorist activity?

These questions and more are answered with reference to contemporary groups and situations allowing readers to relate theory to what they have seen on the news. Written with clarity and insight, this book is the perfect first book on terrorism for students of all levels.

Table of Contents

1. What is Terrorism? 2. What do the Terrorists Want? 3. Who are the Terrorists? 4. What are the Techniques? 5. Who are the Targets of Terrorists? 6. Who Supports the Terrorists? 7. Some Major Terrorist Groups 8. What can be Done to Counter Terrorism? 9. Will Terrorism Continue? 10. Conclusions

About the Authors

James M. Lutz is a Professor of Political Science at Indiana University-Purdue University, USA, and Brenda J. Lutz received her PhD in Politics from the University of Dundee, Scotland. They have collaborated on a great number of works dealing with terrorism including major textbooks, edited collections and more than a dozen articles and book chapters dealing with various aspects of terrorism.

About the Series

The Basics

The Basics is a highly successful series of accessible guidebooks which provide an overview of the fundamental principles of a subject area in a jargon-free and undaunting format.

Intended for students approaching a subject for the first time, the books both introduce the essentials of a subject and provide an ideal springboard for further study. With over 50 titles spanning subjects from Artificial Intelligence to Women’s Studies, The Basics are an ideal starting point for students seeking to understand a subject area.

Each text comes with recommendations for further study and gradually introduces the complexities and nuances within a subject.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism