Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century helps readers understand terrorism, responses to it, and current trends that affect the future of this phenomenon. Putting terrorism into historical perspective and analyzing it as a form of political violence, this text presents the most essential concepts, the latest data, and numerous case studies to promote effective analysis of terrorist acts. Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century objectively breaks down the who-what-why-how of terrorism, giving readers a way both to understand patterns of behavior and to more critically evaluate forthcoming patterns.
Table of Contents
PART I. TERRORISM IN PERSPECTIVE Chapter 1. An Idea Whose Time Has Come? Chapter 2. Not a Modern Phenomenon Chapter 3. Ideology and Terrorism. Rights from Wrongs? PART II. WHO ARE THE TERRORISTS? Chapter 4. Criminals or Crusaders? Chapter 5. Terrorism by the State Chapter 6. Terrorism, Inc. PART III. HOW DO THEY OPERATE? Chapter 7. Terrorist Training Chapter 8. The Media. A Weapon for Both Sides? Chapter 9. Domestic Terrorism in the United States PART IV. RESPONSES TO TERRORISM Chapter 10. Legal Perspectives on Terrorism Chapter 11. Counterterrorism. The Use of Special Forces Chapter 12. Terrorism, Intelligence, and the Law Chapter 13. Security Measures. A Frail Defense PART V. CURRENT TRENDS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS Chapter 14. New Terrorist Threat. Weapons of Mass Destruction Chapter 15. Future Trends
Cindy Combs is Bonnie E. Cone Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.