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Dating from the 1970s, terrorism has evolved from a domestic to a transnational, global phenomenon: from ETA and the IRA to Al-Qa’ida and the Japanese Red Army. Yet, despite much analysis, the antecedents, causes and consequences of this product of modernity remains elusive for scholars, students and professional analysts alike. Clarence (“Gus”) Martin and Fynnwin Prager do much to address this gap in our knowledge in this impressive and insightful volume.
A timely but very original contribution to the field of terrorism and homeland security. It provides a clear and holistic examination in terms of the events, ideas, motivations , theories and histories of terrorism.
A common theme runs through this astonishingly comprehensive study of terrorism. It is what Thucydides called war – ‘the human thing’. This book, as the authors claim is, first and foremost a study in human behaviour. A rigorously researched, pioneering work packed with disturbing and at times arresting information. It is unlikely to be superseded for some time.
Terrorism is a masterful work with detailed accounts of the topic and approaches from a variety of angles. This comprehensive volume is indispensable and will appeal to readers well beyond the realm of terrorism studies.
Added to reading list for criminal justice system module
The book is very good, but it does not include much of a media perspective. However, I recommend it to any student working on terrorism news coverage in order to get more background about terrorism and its understanding. I will not set it on the reading list but recommend this independently as to buy book for our library.
This book covers key aspects around terrorism and provides a unique and well balanced range of resources to support lecturers and students alike. This extra material helps make this book an ideal source of reference for students and lecturers alike
It is a recent publication with a comprehensive analysis and discussion, with specific case studies, of terrorism in the global system.
The book offers exceptional and incisive coverage of the issues.
The book gives an excellent and broad overview on current research on terrorism. It's a must read if readers like to understand the field of terrorism research. Sure, it is more concentrated on the US and less on other continents, but terrorism is a global phenomenon and this book takes this global view. It is as well very interdisciplinary, i.e. it addressed the micro-, meso- and macro-level of phenomena, causes and outcomes of terrorism.