This book provides the reader with an introduction to the concept and practice of terrorism embedded within a firm understanding of politics and social structure. It explores the major theories, typologies, strategies, ideologies, practices, and responses to contemporary political terrorism.
"High praise for the previous editions. . . . . .should be required reading for all Americans as a corrective to the administration's manipulations of perception."
---New Political Science
". . .The serious theoretical intentions of this volume distinguish it from the bulk of the literature on terrorism, much of which is policy-oriented or loosely descriptive."
---The American Political Science Review
". . .Among the works that deserve a permanent place on the bookshelf. . . .sober and non-ideological."
---Violence, Aggression, and Terrorism
". . .surprisingly broad in its coverage."
---Terrorism, Violence, Insurgency Journal
". . .provocative and innovative."
"Introduction Michael Stohl Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Political Terrorism Some Characteristics of Political Terrorism in the 1960's Ted Robert Gurr The Urban Context of Political Terrorism P. N. Grabosky Political Disintegration and Latent Terror Peter R. Knauss and D. A. Strickland Societal Structure and Revolutionary Terrorism: A Preliminary Investigation Harry R. Targ The Theoretical Utility of Typologies of Terrorism: Lessons and Opportunities Peter A. Fleming, Michael Stohl, and Alex P. Schmid Terror in the United States: Three Perspectives Frederic D. Homer Governance by Terror Raymond D. Duvall and Michael Stoll National Interests and State Terrorism in International Affairs Michael Stohl The Practice of Political Terrorism Terrorism at the Home and Abroad: The U. S. Government View Federal Bureau of Investigation Ethnic and Ideological Terrorism in Western Europe Raymond R. Corrado, with Rebecca Evans Terrorism in Sub-Saharan Africa Robert A. Denemark and Mary B. Welfling Terrorism in Latin America George A. Lopez Terrorism in the Middle East: The Case of the Arab-Israeli Conflict Ilan Peleg Political Terrorism in the United States: Historical Antecedents and Contemporary Trends Ted Robert Gurr Conclusion"