The Roots of Terrorism is the first volume in the new Democracy and Terrorism series, a three volume project intended to explore one of the most pressing issues of our time: how to reconcile the need to fight terrorism with our desire to protect and enhance democratic values.
Table of Contents
Foreword. The Roots of Terrorism: An Overview. Individual and Psychological Roots. The Psychological Dynamics of Terrorism. Suicide Terrorism. Political Roots. Democracy and Terrorism. Counterterrorism and Repression. Revolutionary Terrorism and the State. Economic Roots. Economic Factors. Terrorism and Globalization. Diasporas and Terrorism. Culture and Religion. Religion as a Cause of Terrorism. Terrorism and the Rise of Political Islam. Terrorism and Deculturation.
Louise Richardson is the Executive Dean of The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. She is the author or editor of three books including the forthcoming What Terrorists Want (2006), Democracy and Counterterrorism: Lessons from the Past (2005) and When Allies Differ: Anglo-American Relations in the Suez and Falkland Crises (1996).