1st Edition

Terrorism: The Basics

ISBN 9780415573344
Published February 24, 2011 by Routledge
180 Pages

USD $29.95

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Book Description

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

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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.