The study of terrorism has now "arrived" internationally, as evidenced by the birth of a new international multidisciplinary journal, Terrorism; the proliferation of scientific conferences and papers; and the growth of university research and teaching on the subject. Historians, social scientists, lawyers, criminologists, administrators, and political leaders are showing an increasing awareness of the need for more informed scholarly analysis of the growing international incidence of acts of terrorism perpetrated by extremist groups of almost every ideological hue and in every continent.
Table of Contents
Preface /Yonah Alexander, David Carlton, and Paul Wilkinson -- The Contributors -- Part 1 -- Overview -- 1. Out-Inventing the Terrorist /Charles A. Russell, Leonj. Banker, Jr., and Bowman H. Miller -- Part 2 -- The Causes -- 2. Social Scientific Theory and Civil Violence /Paul Wilkinson -- 3. The Transnational Flow of Information as a Cause of Terrorism /Amy Sands Redlick -- Part 3 -- The Perpetrators -- 4. Terrorist Movements /Paul Wilkinson -- Part 4 -- The Issues -- 5. Northern Ireland, Terrorism, and the British State /Alan O'Day -- 6. Hostage Negotiations and the Concept of Transference /Abraham H. Miller -- 7. Terrorism and the Media: Some Considerations /Yonah Alexander -- 8. The Legalization of Terrorism /L. C. Green -- Part 5 -- The Future -- 9. The Future of Political Substate Violence /David Carlton -- 10. Coping with Terrorism: What Is To Be Done? /Robert A. Friedlander -- Selected Bibliography -- Index.
Editor and contributor YONAH ALEXANDER is a professor at, and the director of, the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies in Washington, D.C.; a senior fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies; and director of the Potomac Institute's Center for Terrorism Studies in Arlington, Virginia.