Environmental And Animal Rights Extremism, Terrorism, And National Security

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byElzbieta PoslusznaEditorElzbieta Posluszna

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As concerns about human treatment of the environment and animals have increased over the years, so have decentralized and extremist groups related to these causes. Environmental and Animal Rights Extremism, Terrorism, and National Security analyzes the international development of radical movements relating to environmental concerns and animal rights in the context of the threats they pose to national security. In addition to tracing the factors responsible for the rapid growth of these movements over the last 25 years, this text presents countermeasures that governments can deploy to neutralize the risk posed by these threats now and in the future. Bringing to bear new developments such as cyber activity and online activism, Environmental and Animal Rights Extremism, Terrorism, and National Security offers an examination of the direct and indirect violence, lone-wolf terrorism, and leaderless resistance that have characterized these radical wings from their inception. By not only identifying the tactics and organizational structures often employed by these groups, but also addressing future trends toward increased radicalization, Environmental and Animal Rights Extremism, Terrorism, and National Security is an important resource for identifying, anticipating, and mitigating threats posed by such movements. Describes the psychological, social, and organizational mechanisms responsible for the functioning of the extremist wings of the interconnected environmental and animal rights movements in the context of national security Identifies the main tactical and organizational ways these movements develop, moving from hierarchical organization to network structures, leaderless resistance, and lone-wolf activities Covers radical environmental and animal rights groups, including Earth First!, Animal Liberation Front, Earth Liberation Front, Animal Rights Militia, and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Looks to future trends in radicalization of these movements

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As concerns about human treatment of the environment and animals have increased over the years, so have decentralized and extremist groups related to these causes. Environmental and Animal Rights Extremism, Terrorism, and National Security analyzes the international development of radical movements relating to environmental concerns an...

Elzbieta Posluszna is an Assistant Professor of Social Sciences at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. Shereceived her PhD from the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 2014she obtained the habilitation degree at the Faculty of Command and Naval Operations of the Polish NavalAcademy in Gdynia....
Format:PaperbackDimensions:278 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:January 23, 2015Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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Table of Contents

Part One: Introductory Remarks Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Extremism. Theoretical Approach

Part Two: Animal Rights Extremism Chapter 3: From the Compassion Principle to the Conception of Rights. Ideological Development of the Radical Wing of the Animal Rights Movement Chapter 4: Animal Rights Movement The Origins, Development, Radicalization Chapter 5: Violence in Defense of Animal Rights

Part Three: Environmental Extremism Chapter 6: Radical Ecology Ideological Development of the Radical Wing of the Environmental Movement Chapter 7: Environmental Movement The Origins, Development, Radicalization Chapter 8: Violence in Defense of Environment

Part Four: Strategy and Organization Chapter 9: Leaderless Resistance and Internet Wars in the Activities of the Ecological Movement Extremist Wings Chapter 10: Lone Wolves Strategy. The Case of Vorkert van der Graaf and Theodore Kaczynski

Part Five: Developmental Perspectives Chapter 11: New Terrorism Determinants, Working Methods, Directions of Development Chapter 12: The Future of Ecological Extremism