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Political Terrorism By Grant Wardlaw

Political Terrorism
by Grant Wardlaw

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Grant Wardlaw provides a comprehensive analysis on the definition, history, theory, operation and effects of terrorism and the counter-terrorist policies that democratic states have deployed. It focuses on role of intelligence agencies, armed forces, treaties, regulation of media and the consequences of international policies against terrorism.
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Political Terrorism: Theory, Tactics and Counter-Measures by Grant Wardlaw

This work outlines the important considerations of policy that confront a democratic state in trying to combat terrorism and at the same time remain democratic. Part I of this book, provides the reader with a comprehensive introduction to the definition, history, theory, operation and effects of terrorism as an essential background to policy analysis. Part II analyses counter-terrorist policies. It begins by outlining basic policy choices and then looks at specific policy areas such as the role of intelligence agencies, the use of the armed forces, the development of anti-terrorist legislation and international treaties, and the issue of regulation of media reporting of terrorist incidents. Developments in the strategic dimension of terrorism are discussed in chapters on the importance of hostage takings to international terrorism and issues surrounding state involvement in international terrorism. In the preparation of this second edition, Grant Wardlaw has considerably expanded the second part of the book, focusing firmly upon the international policy consequences of prevalent developments within international terrorism.

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Political Terrorism Reviews


'This is an outstanding book, a worthy successor to Pual Wilkinson's Terrorism and the Liberal State, containing a concise, comprehensive, sensible and liberal analysis of its subject.' The Times Literary Supplement
'Grant Wardlaw had authored a splendid text that will be of equal value to those in the station-house or in the seminar room. Through fine writing and insightful observations, he has surveyed the major areas in the study of terrorism ... Political Terrorism is an outstanding book, one that should be assigned as a required text for classes on the topic.' American Political Science Review
"This is an outstanding book, a worthy successor to Paul Wilkinson's Terrorism and the Liberal State, containing a concise, comprehensive, sensible and liberal analysis of its subject." Times Literary Supplement
"...a splendid text that will be of equal value to those in the station-house or in the seminar room. Through fine writing and insightful observations, he has surveyed the major areas in the study of terrorism...an outstanding book..." American Political Science Review
"...a comprehensive study of the definition, history, theory, and effects of terrorism. Detailed and well-documented, this work delves into the essential background necessary to the development by democratic states of policies to combat terrorism. The author also presents and analyzes various anti-terrorist policies that have been adopted by international and regional bodies and by national governments." Pierre Papazian, Armenian Review

Table of Contents


Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; Part I. An Introduction to Political Terrorism: 1. The problem of defining terrorism; 2. Terrorism: a historical perspective; 3. The changing nature of terrorism; 4. The purpose of terrorism; 5. The development of terrorism as a strategy; 6. Trends in terrorism; 7. The effects of terrorism; Part II. Some Selected Problems in the Response to terrorism: 8. Counter-terrorist policies: fundamental choices; 9. Terrorism and the media: a symbiotic relationship?; 10. The role of the army in counter-terrorist operations; 11. The legal regulation of terrorism: international and national measures; 12. Counter-measures against terrorism: the intelligence function; 13. Terrorist hostage-takings; 14. Counter-measures against terrorism: the role of behavioural science research; 15. State involvement in international terrorism; 16. The future of political terrorism; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

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GOR001945140
Political Terrorism: Theory, Tactics and Counter-Measures by Grant Wardlaw
Grant Wardlaw
Used - Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1989-11-23
268
0521368413
9780521368414
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