Terrorism: How to Respond

Paperback | August 8, 2010

byRichard English

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The post-9/11 War on Terror has spectacularly failed and this book argues that we now need a radically new approach to dealing with international terrorism. Recent policies have ignored the lessons of the past.Terrorism: How to Respond seeks to remedy this lack of vision by looking at thelong history of terrorism and assessing why such violence emerges, how it is sustained, and - most crucially of all - how and why it ends. Written by an historian who has long studied Irish terrorism and politics, this book argues that we cannot adequately respond to the practical challenge of terrorist violence around the world unless we are more honest about the precise nature of the phenomenon, and about explaining its true andcomplex causes. Drawing on first-hand research into terrorist organizations, Richard English offers an authoritative and accessible analysis of arguably the most urgent political problem of the twenty-first century - and how we can successfully

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The post-9/11 War on Terror has spectacularly failed and this book argues that we now need a radically new approach to dealing with international terrorism. Recent policies have ignored the lessons of the past.Terrorism: How to Respond seeks to remedy this lack of vision by looking at thelong history of terrorism and assessing why su...

Richard English is Professor of Politics at Queen's University, Belfast, and author of the award-winning books Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA (2003) and Irish Freedom: The History of Nationalism in Ireland (2006). He is a frequent media commentator on terrorism and political violence - including work for the BBC, the Times Lit...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.01 inPublished:August 8, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199590036

ISBN - 13:9780199590032

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Table of Contents

Preface1. What is Terrorism?2. Why do People Resort to Terror?3. What can we Learn from Terrorism Past?4. How Should We Respond?EndnotesBibliographyIndex

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"A short, common-sense primer to understanding terrorists and their limitations." --Max Hastings, Sunday Times 05.07.09