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Author Forest, James J. F.

Title The terrorism lectures : a comprehensive collection for students of terrorism, counterterrorism, and national security / James J.F. Forest
Published New York : Nortia Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (429 pages)
Contents Part I : definitions and historical frameworks. An introduction to terrorism : terms, definitions and the quest for power -- Surfing the historical "waves" of terrorism -- Terrorist groups as learning organizations -- Part II : Underlying contexts that motivate and facilitate terrorism. Grievances and opportunities : an introduction -- Radicalization -- Media and the internet -- Economic dimensions -- Financial and criminal dimensions -- Political dimensions -- Part III : Terrorist group ideologies and strategies. Ethnonationalist/separatist terrorism -- Left-wing terrorism -- Right-wing terrorism -- Religious terrorism -- Al-Qaeda, part 1 : history and evolution -- Al-Qaeda, Part 2 : ideology and targeting strategies -- Part IV : The worst weapons of terrorism. Suicide bombings -- Weapons of mass destruction : an introduction -- Assessing the WMD terrorist threat -- Part V : Concluding thoughts. The future of terrorism
Summary Delve into the history of terrorism, its root causes, its many forms and organizations, as well as the frameworks that analysts use to determine the scope of a terrorist threat
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Terrorism -- Case studies.
Terrorism -- History -- 20th century.
Terrorism -- History -- 21st century.
Terrorism -- Prevention.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0984835954 (electronic bk.)
9780984835959 (electronic bk.)