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Understanding Terrorism

Understanding Terrorism
Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues

Eighth Edition
  • Gus Martin - California State University, Dominguez Hills, USA

Other Titles in:
Terrorism | Terrorism

September 2024 | 696 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues offers a multidisciplinary, comprehensive exploration of domestic and international terrorism that helps students develop the knowledge and skills needed to critically assess the expressions and underlying causes of terrorism. Martin explores theory and provides in-depth analysis in an accessible, engaging manner that helps readers develop the knowledge and skills they need to engage meaningfully with this robust course. 
Part I • Terrorism: A Conceptual Review
Chapter 1 • Terrorism: First Impressions
Chapter 2 • The Nature of the Beast: Defining Terrorism
Chapter 3 • Beginnings: The Causes of Terrorism
Part II • Terrorist Environments and Typologies
Chapter 4 • Terror From Above: Terrorism by the State
Chapter 5 • Terror From Below: Terrorism by Dissidents
Chapter 6 • Violence in the Name of the Faith: Religious Terrorism
Chapter 7 • Violent Ideologies: Terrorism From the Left and Right
Chapter 8 • Terrorist Spillovers: International Terrorism
Chapter 9 • Emerging Terrorist Environments: Gender-Selective Political Violence and Criminal Dissident Terrorism
Part III • The Terrorist Trade and Counterterrorism
Chapter 10 • Tools of the Trade: Tactics and Targets of Terrorists
Chapter 11 • The Information Battleground: Terrorist Violence and the Role of the Media
Chapter 12 • The American Case: Terrorism in the United States
Chapter 13 • Counterterrorism: The Options
Part IV • Securing the Homeland
Chapter 14 • A New Era: Homeland Security
Chapter 15 • What Next? The Future of Terrorism
Appendix A: Map References
Appendix B: Prominent Persons and Organizations
Appendix C: Two Thousand Years of Terror—Historical Examples
Glossary of Terms

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ISBN: 9781071919934