The use of sporadic and relentless nongovernmental political and ideological violence—principally, but not exclusively, as part of a parochial or transnational revolutionary strategy—is characteristic of our "Age of Terrorism." This volume presents theoretical and practical aspects of this phenomenon, with a view toward understanding current challe
Table of Contents
Preface -- Overview -- Out-Inventing the Terrorist -- The Causes -- Social Scientific Theory and Civil Violence -- The Transnational Flow of Information as a Cause of Terrorism -- The Perpetrators -- Terrorist Movements -- The Issues -- Northern Ireland, Terrorism, and the British State -- Hostage Negotiations and the Concept of Transference -- Terrorism and the Media: Some Considerations -- The Legalization of Terrorism -- The Future -- The Future of Political Substate Violence -- Coping with Terrorism: What Is To Be Done?
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.