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Global Terrorism By Leonard B. Weinberg

Global Terrorism by Leonard B. Weinberg

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A concise and balanced account of the phenomenon of terrorism: where it comes from, how it works, and how it ends.

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Global Terrorism: A Beginner's Guide by Leonard B. Weinberg

Written by an acknowledged expert in the field, this accessible introduction covers not only the roots of terrorism, but also today's perpetrators and their immediate and long-term goals. With a discussion of the threat of suicide bombers, author Leonard Weinberg also considers what, if anything, can be done to stop terrorism.

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"In this compact and critically important guide, Weinberg displays vast knowedge, humor, good sense, and wisdom. An indispensable addition to the literature."; Professor Jessica Stern, Lecturer in Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, and author of Terror in the Name of God.

About Leonard B. Weinberg

Leonard Weinberg is Foundation Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada. He has also served as a consultant to the United Nations Office for the Prevention of Terrorism.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii; One - Introduction; Defining terrorism 1; Purposes 4; Goals 6; State terror 9; Terrorism and warfare 11; Outline of the book 15; Two - A brief history of terrorism; Beginnings 18; Religious motivations 20; Revolutionary motivations 22; The first wave 23; The second wave 27; The third wave 35; Three - the first war of the twenty-first century; The new terrorism 41; What's new? 46; Jihadi organizations 50; Al Qaeda 54; Four - who they are, where they come from, and why; they do it; What conditions give rise to terrorism? 66; What kind of people become terrorists? 76; Why do people become terrorists? 82; Where do terrorist organizations come from? 86; Five - reacting to terrorism; Impact on the victims 90; The role of mass media 96; Models of government response 102; Carrots 108; Sticks 109; Six - the end of terrorism; The individual 117; The group 119; Campaigns 121; A concluding observation 130; The future 131; Significant terrorist incidents, 1961- 2003 134; Glossary 165; Notes 169; Index 175

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Global Terrorism: A Beginner's Guide by Leonard B. Weinberg
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Oneworld Publications
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