1st Edition

Understanding Terrorism in America

ISBN 9780415277662
Published November 11, 2002 by Routledge
176 Pages

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Book Description

Christopher Hewitt's comprehensive book surveys the characteristics and causes of terrorism and governmental responses to it. He also examines the organizational structure of terrorist networks, how they are financed and their ideological agendas. Groups covered include: Islamic fundamentalists, white and black racists, black nationalists, revolutionary communists, neo-Nazis, militant Jewish groups, anti-abortionists and émigré groups. This book is essential reading for students of American politics and terrorism. It also provides a highly readable account for interested readers wishing to know more about a topic which has recently become tragically relevant to world affairs.

Table of Contents

Part I - The Latest Atrocity Part II - Before September 11th: American Terrorism since the 1950s Part III - The Political Context of American Terrorism Part IV - The Organisational Dynamics of Terrorism Part V - The Terrorists Part VI - Dealing with Terrorists Part VII - Impacts and Consequences Part VIII - The Future of Terrorism in America

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Christopher Hewitt is Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA.


"Everyone interested in terrorism will find this book useful and that includes scholars, law enforcement people, the military services, university classes, and the general public." - David C Rapoport, Editor, Journal of Terrorism and Political Violence