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Terrorism in Perspective

Terrorism in Perspective

Third Edition

Other Titles in:
Terrorism | Terrorism

January 2013 | 456 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Terrorism in Perspective combines original thematic overview essays with the best of the existing literature. Each of the ten chapters is divided into two parts. The first part is an overview of the history, ideologies, actors, organizations, and actions relevant to the specific topic under discussion. The second part of each chapter contains two previously published articles or book chapters culled from a wide variety of popular, academic, and governmental sources. The selected articles deepen the reader's understanding of terrorism by focusing more intensely on specific themes related to the general topic of the chapter
Chapter One: What Is Terrorism?
Chapter Two: History of Terrorism
Chapter Three: International Terrorism
Chapter Four: Terrorist Tactics Around the Globe
Chapter Five: Homegrown Terrorism in the United States
Chapter Six: Media Coverage of Terrorism
Chapter Seven: Women Terrorists
Chapter Eight: Technology and Terrorism
Chapter Nine: Counterterrorism
Chapter Ten: The Arab Spring
Appendix A - Locations of Worldwide Terrorist Activity (Maps)
Appendix B - United Nations General Asssembly Adopts Global Courter-Terrorism Strategy

This is an outstanding text, and essential for any course exploring aspects of terrorism.

The text explores a broad range of concepts, including the definitions of terrorism, historical examples of terrorism, motivation for terrorist acts and the methods used in terrorist actions.

THe layout is logical and easy to follow, and provides significant depth of analysis. It is ideal for readers of all levels, ranging from level three, through to undergraduate a masters. A truly essential text for any course exploring aspects of terrorism and security.

Mr Gareth Hatton
Education, St. Davids RC Sixth Form College
May 31, 2016

This updated version of Mahan & Griset's text provides a timely and reflective overview of terrorism, its origins, motivations and its impact on the geopolitical and cultural landscape. A great student reader for knowledge, discussion and debate.

Mr Paul Matthews
School of Hospitality, Tourism & Events, University College Birmingham
February 23, 2016

The scale of the coverage within this text is outstanding, whilst taking a Western perspective the book is a good all round, informative read.

Miss Tracy Ramsey
Social Work Department, Liverpool Hope University
July 24, 2015

A well structured, and written, text regarding this important topic.

Mr Peter Karlsson
Sch of Health & Social Sciences - HOS, Halmstad University
December 11, 2014

Good text with nice articles at the ends of chapters.

Dr Bonnie Semora
Social Sciences Division, Dalton State College
September 18, 2014

Insightful and appropriate for course learning objectives

Mr MarK Harvey
Public Services, Weston College
July 16, 2014

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