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Transnational Terrorism

1st Edition

By Steven M. Chermak

Edited by Joshua D. Freilich


480 pages

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pub: 2013-10-18
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The dramatic terrorist attacks of 9/11 highlighted significant gaps in research on the topic as governments, community groups, social service agencies and law enforcement agencies were forced to respond without any evidence-based guidance on best practices for tactics, strategies, and policy development. The essays selected for this volume demonstrate that transnational terrorism is now a thriving area of study and display the breadth and depth of scholarship that has recently been published. The research draws attention to global patterns of transnational terrorism; highlights various structural and cultural explanations; provides an overview of some of the ways that terrorism impacts society; and discusses strategies used to effectively respond to transnational terrorism. This volume, which is of interest to academics, policymakers and practitioners, provides a repository of some of the best contemporary research in this field.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Part I Patterns of International Terrorism: The four waves of modern terrorism, David C. Rapoport; Al Qaeda, trends in terrorism, and future potentialities: an assessment, Bruce Hoffman; After 9/11: is it all different now?, Walter Enders and Todd Sandler; Transnational terrorism hot spots: identification and impact evaluation, Alex Braithwaite and Quan Li; Trajectories of terrorism: attack patterns of foreign groups that have targeted the United States, 1970-2004, Gary LaFree, Sue-Ming Yang and Martha Crenshaw; The nature of the beast: terrorist organizational structures and lethality, Victor Asal and R. Karl Rethemeyer. Part II Causes of Transnational Terrorism: Ideologies of violence: the social origins of Islamist and Leftist transnational terrorism, Kristopher K. Robison, Edward M. Crenshaw and J. Craig Jenkins; Does democracy promote or reduce transnational terrorist incidents?, Quan Li; On ethnic conflict and the origins of transnational terrorism, Atin Basuchoudhary and William F. Shughart II; Incubators of terror: do failed and failing states promote transnational terrorism?, James A. Piazza; Economic globalization, Quan Li and Drew Schaub; Education, poverty and terrorism: is there a causal connection?, Alan B. Krueger and Jitka Maleckova. Part III Impacts of Transnational Terrorism: The impact of transnational terrorism on US foreign direct investment, Walter Enders, Adolfo Sachsida and Todd Sandler; Terrorism and the world economy, Alberto Abadie and Javier Gardeazabal; Terrorism-induced structural shifts in financial risk: airline stocks in the aftermath of the September 11th terror attacks, Konstantinos Drakos; Assessing the impact of the September 11 terrorist attacks on US airline demand, Harumi Ito and Darin Lee. Part IV Responding to Transnational Terrorism: A theoretical analysis of transnational terrorism, Todd Sandler, John T. Tschirhart and Jon Cauley; Patterns of transnational terrorism, 1970-1999: alternative time-series estimates, Walter Enders and Todd Sandler; Terrorism shocks: domestic versus transnational responses, Todd Sandler; Collective versus unilateral responses to terrorism. Todd Sandler; Strategies and practical measures to strengthen the capacity of prosecution services dealing with transnational organized crime, terrorism and corruption, Yvon Dandurand; Name index.

About the Author/Editor

Steven M. Chermak is a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, USA. Joshua D. Freilich is the Executive Officer (Director) of the Criminal Justice Ph.D. program and a member of the Criminal Justice Department at John Jay College, the City University of New York, USA.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Criminal Law / General