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Chapter 1: Introduction: Dynamics of Media and Terrorism

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Introduction: Dynamics of Media and Terrorism
Introduction: Dynamics of media and terrorism
Daya KishanThussu

Virtual or real, national or transnational, state-sponsored or executed by small groups, terrorism in all its forms remains a central concern for contemporary societies. It has not disappeared with the assassination of Osama bin Laden nor the emergence of a new narrative of democracy during the ‘Arab spring’ of 2011. Terrorism defines politics and international relations as well as social and cultural interactions in our globalizing world (Laqueur, 1977; Stepanova, 2008; Pape and Feldman, 2010; Foreign Policy, 2011; Schmid, 2011). According to the Global Terrorism Database compiled by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), part of the Department of Homeland Security, more than 87,000 terrorist attacks ...

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