Global Terrorism

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Edited by: Brenda J. Lutz & James M. Lutz

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    • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd |
    • Publication Year: 2008 |
    • Online Publication Date: April 03, 2013 |
    • DOI: 10.4135/9781446261835 |
    • Print ISBN: 9781412936033 |
    • Online ISBN: 9781446261835 |
    • Series: SAGE Library of International Relations |
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This collection brings together the very best research on terrorism as viewed from a global and comparative perspective. Many of the papers included are from the post-9/11 period, which has seen a significant increase in the volume of research on terrorism whose focus goes beyond individual groups or countries. There are also a number of extremely important contributions that trace the development of this strand of terrorism research in the second half of the twentieth century, in particular the 1980s and 1990s. The collection covers the following areas:

Causes of Terrorism; Tactics and Targets; Religious Terrorism; Ethnic/Nationalist Terrorism; Ideological Terrorism; Terrorist Groups and Criminal Organizations; State Involvement in Terrorism; Countermeasures; The Global ‘War on Terrorism’

The editors' introductory essay contextualises the selection, sets out a basic framework ...

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  • Editors' Introduction: Terrorism in a Global Setting
    BrendaJ.Lutz and JamesM.Lutz

    Terrorism is anything but a new phenomenon in the world. There are known examples of terrorism that occurred 2,000 years ago. Terrorism, however, has become much more salient in today's world since the attacks of 11 September 2001 and the launching of a Global War on Terrorism by the United States. The following articles, chapters, and other materials provide multiple points of view, information, and insights on the occurrence and characteristics of terrorism – principally in the modern world and in recent times, but occasionally from a historical perspective as well since terrorism is indeed not new.

    Definitions and Typologies

    Defining terrorism has always been controversial. Governments attempt to label political opponents and dissidents as terrorists in order ...

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