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Terrorism By David Whittaker

Terrorism by David Whittaker

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Explores terrorist scenarios across the globe, from Northern Ireland to the United States. This book considers terrorism's causes and characteristics, discussing topics as diverse as religious fanaticism, global diffusion, terrorist financing and the possibility of biological attack.

Terrorism Summary

Terrorism: Understanding the Global Threat by David Whittaker

What is terrorism and where does it come from? Who are the people who perpetrate terror? What are their motives? Terrorism is now everybody's major and constant fear. This easy-to-read, concise account of terrorism provides the essential global guide to understanding what the threat is and exactly where it comes from. Without this knowledge, argues David Whittaker, there can be no way forward in prevention and control. The book looks in particular at how terrorism has shaped and been shaped by the past half century, the driving forces behind it, the methods, the psychology and the money.

Originally written in the aftermath of September 11, the book has now been updated to reflect how our understanding of and reaction to terrorism has moved on in the past few years. The Where to Find Out More section at the end will also be thoroughly updated to include recent websites and publications on the subject.

Terrorism Reviews

'a clear and accessible survey of terrorists' motives and methods, strengthened by several tables, and helpful chronologies from 1968 to the present'

The Economist

About David Whittaker

David J. Whittaker is a retired university lecturer and prolific author. His recent titles include Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the Contemporary World (2005), The Terrorism Reader (2002), and Conflict and Reconciliation in the Contemporary World (1999).

Table of Contents



1 The meaning of terrorism

2 New York and Washington, Madrid, London

3 Terrorism around the world

4 Motives for terrorism

5 Terrorism and religion

6 Fanatics and martyrs

7 Terrorist methods

8 Future types of terrorism

9 Counter-terrorism: the piecemeal approach

10 Terrorism: international efforts to defeat it

Where to find out more


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Terrorism: Understanding the Global Threat by David Whittaker
Used - Very Good
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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