Terrorist Financing And Resourcing

Hardcover | January 15, 2011

byJodi Vittori

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A primer to terrorist financing and resourcing, this book examines what terrorist organizations must acquire in order to survive and operate, and describes the various means used to meet these needs. It observes how terrorism financing and resourcing has evolved since the beginning of the Age of Modern Terrorism and develops a seven category typology of terrorist resourcing based on how each selected strategy affects a group’s operational autonomy.  To illustrate this typology, case studies for each category are provided, based on actual examples drawn from the history of terrorism. 

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A primer to terrorist financing and resourcing, this book examines what terrorist organizations must acquire in order to survive and operate, and describes the various means used to meet these needs. It observes how terrorism financing and resourcing has evolved since the beginning of the Age of Modern Terrorism and develops a seven ca...

Jodi Vittori is a career Air Force officer and has served in a variety of operational assignments in the Balkans, throughout the Middle East, and in South Korea. She holds an undergraduate degree from the United States Air Force Academy, a Master’s in Strategic Intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College, and a PhD in In...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.72 × 5.68 × 0.75 inPublished:January 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230111882

ISBN - 13:9780230111882

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Table of Contents

Terrorism Cannot Live on Idealism Alone * Terrorist Groups’ Resourcing Menu * The Evolution of Terrorism Resourcing * The Multi-nationals of Terrorism * State Sponsored Groups   * Medium Autonomy Groups--Franchises and Bundled Support * Lone Wolf Groups * All the Rest--Shell States, State Sponsoring Groups, and Transnational Corporation Groups

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“Terrorist Financing and Resourcing is simply the most comprehensive and authoritative study to date of terrorist group finance and resource creation in the modern era of terrorism. To comprehend the dynamics of what are frequently poorly understood institutions, the author postulates an innovative theoretical frame superior to standard notions of globalization derived from both practice and theory and creates an insightful and practical typology of terrorist institutions. The book is abundant in useful insights with relevance to both the field and policy. Both policy makers and terrorism scholars will benefit from this book.”--David H. Sacko, Professor of Political Science, Division Chief Comparative Politics, United States Air Force Academy “Vittori's systematic typologies and categories help the reader to understand one of the most interesting topics today--terrorist organizations and how they work. The numerous references to specific terrorist groups are insightful and interesting. The book shows how globalization and twenty-first century business practices are shaping the evolving terrorist organizations of today. While attaining analytic rigor, the topic is fascinating for a fairly broad range of readers. A lovely addition to the field.”--Jonathan Adelman, Joseph Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver