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:
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.
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
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