Terrorism: A Critical Introduction

Paperback | June 15, 2011

byRichard Jackson, Marie Breen Smyth, Jeroen Gunning

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Terrorism has a long history within our society but the devastating attacks of 9/11 transformed what had once been seen as a relatively minor security issue into one of major global significance. This incisive new text provides an accessible and balanced assessment of political terror and its study and in the process rethinks many assumptions.

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Terrorism has a long history within our society but the devastating attacks of 9/11 transformed what had once been seen as a relatively minor security issue into one of major global significance. This incisive new text provides an accessible and balanced assessment of political terror and its study and in the process rethinks many assu...

RICHARD JACKSON is Professor of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, UK. He is the founding editor of the journal Critical Studies on Terrorism. LEE JARVIS is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Swansea University, UK. JEROEN GUNNING is a Reader in Middle East Politics and Conflict Studies, Durham University...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.22 × 6.12 × 0.86 inPublished:June 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230221181

ISBN - 13:9780230221185

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I: THE STUDY OF POLITICAL TERRORISM
The Orthodox Study of Terrorism
Critical Approaches to Terrorism Studies
The Cultural Construction of Terrorism
Bringing Gender into the Study of Terrorism
PART II: KEY ISSUES
Conceptualizing Terrorism
Reconsidering the Terrorism Threat
Types of Terrorism
Understanding State Terrorism
The Causes of Non-State Terrorism
Responding to Non-State Terrorism
Assessing the War on Terror