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Terrorism and Homeland Security: an Introduction (6TH 09 - Old Edition)by Jonathan R. White
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White's TERRORISM: AN INTRODUCTION, a perennial best-seller, is recognized as the most objective terrorism book in the market. In the latest edition, White has rewritten and incorporated parts of his two books DEFENDING THE HOMELAND and TERRORISM to create one new comprehensive text. To reflect this change, the title has been updated to TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY: AN INTRODUCTION, Fifth Edition. TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY: AN INTRODUCTION, Fifth Edition strives to discuss the most sophisticated theories by the best terrorist analysts in the world, while still focusing on the domestic and international threats of terrorism and the basic security issues that surround terrorism today. The student-oriented writing style is complemented by rich pedagogy, and there is an adequate amount of research and theoretical discussion to make this the ideal text for both the undergraduate- and graduate-level courses.
Book News Annotation:
White (Grand Valley State U.) intends this textbook on terrorism to be of use "for students in law enforcement, security, and military studies who have little or no understanding of the world of terrorism, and those readers who want to understand terrorism as a social phenomenon." It proceeds through four section introducing basic issues such as the definition and conceptualization of terrorism, terrorism organization and financing, terrorism and the media, and tactics and force multipliers; discussing the history and development of terrorism (this section has been expanded and includes discussion of the Irish "Troubles," Latin American influences on terrorism, and the Middle East); current issues such as Israel/Palestine, international umbrella groups and terror networks, regional manifestations of terrorism around the world, and the structure and study of domestic terrorism; and terrorism prevention issues such as the relationship of law enforcement bureaucracy to homeland security and homeland security and civil liberties. For the new edition White has added definitions of key terms, summary and essay questions, new maps and graphics, and "Another Point of View" sidebars introducing controversial opinions and alternative understandings of the topic at hand. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Written by acclaimed national terrorism expert Jonathan R. White, the market-leading TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY, 7th Edition is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, balanced, and objective terrorism book on the market. White provides a theoretical and conceptual framework that enables readers to understand how terrorism arises and how it functions. Packed with cutting-edge coverage, the book discusses the most sophisticated theories by the best terrorist analysts in the world, while still focusing on the domestic and international threat of terrorism and the basic security issues surrounding terrorism today.
TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY: AN INTRODUCTION, Sixth Edition, is the best-selling terrorism book on the market. National terrorism expert Jonathan R. White provides specific examples that will enable you to understand how terrorism arises and how it functions. Dr. White gives essential historical (pre-1980) background on the phenomenon of terrorism and the roots of contemporary conflicts, includes detailed descriptions of recent and contemporary conflicts shaping the world stage, and presents theoretical and concrete information about Homeland Security organizations. Throughout, he reviews the relevant issues and challenges. With this sixth edition, Dr. White has fine-tuned the text and kept pace with the state of terrorism in today's world.
About the Author
Jonathan R. White--a national expert on the topic of terrorism--is executive director of the Homeland Security Initiative. Immediately prior to that appointment, Dr. White served as dean of Social Sciences at Grand Valley State University. He has instructed on terrorism, militarism, criminology, police administration, philosophy, and justice in Western civilization. Since 1998, he has worked as an adjunct instructor with the State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT) Program. A recognized expert on Middle Eastern extremism, Dr. White used his knowledge to develop and strengthen the SLATT program on international terrorism.
Table of Contents
Part I: A BASIC INTRODUCTION TO TERRORISM. 1. Terrorism Defined. 2. Conceptualizing Terrorism: Criminological, Political, and Religious Underpinnings. 3. The Organization and Financing of Terrorism. 4. Terrorism and the Media. 5. Tactics and Force Multipliers. Part II: HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF TERRORISM. 6. The Beginnings of Modern Terrorism. 7. The Irish Troubles. 8. Latin American Influences on Terrorism. 9. Background to the Middle East. Part III: TERRORISM TODAY. 10. The Question of Israel and Palestine. 11. International Umbrella Groups and Terror Networks. 12. Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Rim. 13. Europe, Turkey, and Russia. 14. The Structure and Study of Domestic Terrorism. Part IV: HOMELAND SECURITY. 15. An Introduction to Homeland Security and Terrorism Prevention. 16. Law Enforcement Bureaucracy and Homeland Security. 17. Homeland Security and Civil Liberties.
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