Politics of Terrorism

A Survey

Edited by Andrew T .H. Tan

© 2011 – Routledge

282 pages

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New in Paperback: 9781857435795
pub: 2010-10-12
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About the Book

Terrorism is increasingly at the forefront of political agendas. Events world-wide have led to an increased awareness and response to this global phenomenon. The focus of this volume is on examining the fundamental causes of alienation and rebellion that underlie the use of terrorism as an instrument of violence.

This title includes:

  • essays, each of around 8,000 words in length, providing in-depth analysis of topics of relevance in the subject
  • an A-Z glossary of key terrorist groups and organizations, as well as major terrorist incidences and events
  • detailed maps and statistics
  • an extensive bibliography listing further relevant reading material.

This unique combination of analytically detailed essays with statistics and a glossary make this title a unique one-stop reference source as well as a training and education guide on the politics of terrorism world-wide.

Table of Contents

1. Essays: 1. Modern Terror: History and Special Features David C. Rapoport; 2. Dagger and Sarin: The Evolution of Terrorist Weapons and Tactics Adam Dolnik and Rohan Gunaratna; 3. Ethnic Terrorism: Themes and Variations Dennis Pluchinsky; 4. Left- and Right-wing Political Terrorism David W. Brannan 5. Religion and the New Terrorism Mark Juergensmeyer; 6. On the Nature of Religious Terrorism Adam Dolnik and Rohan Gunaratna; 7. State Uses of Terrorism James Lutz and Brenda Lutz; 8. Counter-Terrorism Thomas Mockaitis; 2. A-Z Glossary; 3. Maps and Statistics; 4. Select Bibliography

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / General
REFERENCE / Encyclopedias