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Terrorism and Homeland Security

Terrorism and Homeland Security

  • Gus Martin - California State University, Dominguez Hills, USA

September 2010 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Essentials of Terrorism and Homeland Security provides current, up-to-date information on modern terrorism and its effects on homeland security. The text is comprehensive, basing the discussion within a historical, legal, administrative and intellectual framework. In addition, the modern era of terrorism is clearly explained within the context of recent theories and developments.
Part I: Understanding Terrorism: A Conceptual Review
1. The Nature of the Beast: Defining Terrorism
2. The Past as Prologue: Ideological Origins and Historical Perspectives
3. Beginnings: Causes of Terrorist Violence
Part II: Terrorist Environments
4. Terror From Above: Terrorism by the State
5. Terror From Below: Terrorism by Dissidents
6. Violence in the Name of the Faith: Religious Terrorism
7. Terrorist Spillovers: International Terrorism
Part III: The Terrorist Trade
8. Tools of the Trade: Tactics and Targets of Terrorists
9. The Information Battleground: Terrorist Violence and the Role of the Media
Part IV: Homeland Security in the United States
10. Domestic Terrorism in the United States
11. Homeland Security in Perspective
12. Homeland Security Agencies and Missions
13. Civil Liberties and Securing the Homeland
Appendix A: Map Resources
Appendix B: National Intelligence Estimate: The Terrorist Threat to the US Homeland

Well layed out and addressed issues important to the terrorism issue.

Professor Randy Justus
Emergency Disaster Mgmt, College of Lake County
January 30, 2013

For UK students Patr IV is an excellent source for understanding the USA and Homeland Security. This helps to ensure their work is neither UK nor EU centric.

Dr David Lowe
School of Law, Liverpool John Moores University
June 2, 2011

An excellent book book covering most areas of Terrorisms and Homeland security.

Mr Edward Thomas
Criminology and Sociology, Middlesex University
November 12, 2010

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