Global Terrorism: A Beginner's Guide (Beginners Guide (Oneworld))

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Written by an acknowledge expert in the field, this accessible introduction covers not only the roots of terrorism, but also today's perpetrators and their immediate and long-term goals.

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Leonard Weinberg is Foundation Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada. He has also served as a consultant to the United Nations Office for the Prevention of Terrorism.

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Weinberg displays vast knowedge, humor, good sense, and wisdom. An indispensable addition to the literature. -- Professor Jessica Stern, Lecturer in Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, and author of Terror in the Name of God.

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Book Description Oneworld/Viva Books Private Limited, 2006. Softcover. Book Condition: New. Who are al-Qaeda and what do they want? Is religious terrorism a new phenomenon? What drives someone to become a suicide bomber? Author and UN Security advisor Leonard Weinberg answers these and other questions, looking at terrorism as a tactic from the purges ofthe French Revolution to the death squads of Colombia. Drawing on the lessons of the past to confront the challenges of the present, he asks: ? Can a government commit acts of terror? ? What happens when the media becomes part of the story? ? How do we fight ? and overcome ? terror? Well-balanced, authoritative and highly readable, this book is essential reading for everyone worried about homeland security or seeking to gain a deeper understanding of where terrorism comes from, how it works and where it ends. Contents Introduction ? Defining terrorism ? Purposes ? Goals ? State terror ? Terrorism and warfare ? Outline of the book ? A brief history of terrorism ? Beginnings ? Religious motivations ? Revolutionary motivations ? The first wave ? The second wave ? The third wave ? The first war of the twenty-first century ? The new terrorism ? What?s new? ? Jihadi organizations ? Al Qaeda ? Who they are, where they come from, and why they do it ? What conditions give rise to terrorism? ? What kind of people become terrorists? ? Where do terrorist organizations come from? ? Reacting to terrorism ? Impact on the victims ? The role of the mass media ? Models of government response ? Carrots ? Sticks ? The end of terrorism ? The individual ? The group ? Campaigns ? A concluding observation ? The future ? Significant terrorist incidents, 1961-2003 ? Glossary ? Notes ? Index Printed Pages: 182. Bookseller Inventory # 87732

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Book Description Oneworld/Viva Books Private Limited, 2006. Softcover. Book Condition: New. Who are al-Qaeda and what do they want? Is religious terrorism a new phenomenon? What drives someone to become a suicide bomber? Author and UN Security advisor Leonard Weinberg answers these and other questions, looking at terrorism as a tactic from the purges ofthe French Revolution to the death squads of Colombia. Drawing on the lessons of the past to confront the challenges of the present, he asks: ⢠Can a government commit acts of terror? ⢠What happens when the media becomes part of the story? ⢠How do we fight â" and overcome â" terror? Well-balanced, authoritative and highly readable, this book is essential reading for everyone worried about homeland security or seeking to gain a deeper understanding of where terrorism comes from, how it works and where it ends. Contents Introduction ⢠Defining terrorism ⢠Purposes ⢠Goals ⢠State terror ⢠Terrorism and warfare ⢠Outline of the book ⢠A brief history of terrorism ⢠Beginnings ⢠Religious motivations ⢠Revolutionary motivations ⢠The first wave ⢠The second wave ⢠The third wave ⢠The first war of the twenty-first century ⢠The new terrorism ⢠Whatâs new? ⢠Jihadi organizations ⢠Al Qaeda ⢠Who they are, where they come from, and why they do it ⢠What conditions give rise to terrorism? ⢠What kind of people become terrorists? ⢠Where do terrorist organizations come from? ⢠Reacting to terrorism ⢠Impact on the victims ⢠The role of the mass media ⢠Models of government response ⢠Carrots ⢠Sticks ⢠The end of terrorism ⢠The individual ⢠The group ⢠Campaigns ⢠A concluding observation ⢠The future ⢠Significant terrorist incidents, 1961-2003 ⢠Glossary ⢠Notes ⢠Index Printed Pages: 182. Bookseller Inventory # 87732

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