The Roots of Terrorism

Edited by Louise Richardson

Series Editor: Peter Neumann

Foreword by Mary Robinson

© 2006 – Routledge

216 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

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.

About the Author/Editor

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).

About the Series

Democracy and Terrorism

This series explores 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. The volumes are an outgrowth of a conference organized by the Club de Madrid, an independent organization comprised of many prominent former heads of state, dedicated to strengthening democracy around the world.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL007000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
POL042010
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Anarchism