430 pages | 4 B/W Illus.
Focusing on the phenomenon of terrorism in the age of ISIS/ISIL, Terrorism and Counterterrorism investigates this form of political violence in an international and American context and in light of new and historical trends. In this comprehensive and highly readable text, renowned expert Brigitte Nacos clearly defines terrorism’s diverse causes, actors, and strategies; outlines anti- and counterterrorist responses; and highlights terrorism’s relationship with the public and media. Terrorism and Counterterrorism introduces students to the field’s main debates and helps them critically assess our understanding of, and our strategies for, addressing this complex and enduring issue.
New to the Sixth Edition:
CHAPTER 1: Introduction: The Terrorist Threat
PART I: Terrorism
CHAPTER 2: The Perennial Debate: What Is Terrorism?
CHAPTER 3: Terrorism in the Global Context
CHAPTER 4: Terrorism in the American Context
CHAPTER 5: Religious Terrorism: Political Violence in the Name of God
CHAPTER 6: The Making of Terrorists: Causes, Conditions, Influences
CHAPTER 7: Women, Children, and Terrorism
CHAPTER 8: Common Threads: Goals, Targets, and Tactics
CHAPTER 9: Organizational Structures and the Financing of Terror
PART II: Counterterrorism
CHAPTER 10: Terrorism and America’s Post-9/11 National Security Strategy
CHAPTER 11: The Utility of Hard and Soft Power in Counterterrorism
CHAPTER 12: Balancing Security, Liberty, and Human Rights
CHAPTER 13: The Crucial Role of Intelligence
PART III: Terrorism in the News Media and on the Internet
CHAPTER 14: Terrorist Propaganda and the Mainstream Media
CHAPTER 15: Terror and Hate in Cyberspace
CHAPTER 16: Conclusion: Living with Terrorist Threats
APPENDIX: Major Terrorist Incidents since the Late 1970s