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Very Short Introductions #78: Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction

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This book charts a path through the outpouring of efforts to understand and explain modern terrorism, by asking what makes terrorism different from other forms of political, military action; what makes it effective; and what can be done about it. It unravels complex central questions such as whether terrorists are criminals, whether terrorism is a kind of war, what kind of threat terrorism represents, how far media publicity sustains terrorism, and whether democracy is especially vulnerable to terrorist attack. It examines the historical ideological and local roots of terrorist violence, and the success of specific terrorist and anti-terrorist campaigns in the more distant as well as the recent past.

Synopsis:

This title charts a path through the outpouring of efforts to understand and explain terrorism, by asking what makes terrorism different from other forms of political, military action; what makes it effective; and what can be done about it.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 146-149) and index.

About the Author

Charles Townshend is Professor of International History at Keele University. He has held fellowships at the National Humanities Centre and the Woodrow Wilson International Centre He is the author of The British Campaign in Ireland 1919-1921 (1975), Political Violence in Ireland (1983), Britain's Civil Wars: Counterinsurgency in the Twentieth Century (1986), Making the Peace: Public Order and Public Security in Modern Britain (1993), and Ireland: The Twentieth Century (1999).

Table of Contents

1. The Trouble with Terrorism

2. State and Terror

3. Revolutionary Terrorism

4. Nationalism and Terror

5. Religion and Terror

6. Counter-terrorism and Democracy

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192801685
Author:
Townshend, Charles
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
null, Charles
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
International
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
Politics | International Studies | International Security
Subject:
Strategic Studies
Subject:
Politics | International Studies | International Security and Strategic Studies
Subject:
Politics | International Studies | International Security & Strategic Studies
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
949.78
Publication Date:
20030116
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 illus.
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
7.16x4.46x.41 in. .34 lbs.

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