© 2006 – Routledge
216 pages | 1 B/W Illus.
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.
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.
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.