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Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues 6ed

Author: Martin, Gus
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Pub Date: 21/11/2017
ISBN: 9781506385815
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Tutor: Elaine Brown
Department: School of Law, Criminal Justice & Computing
Quick overview Description: "[Gus Martin] has expertly curated the most important topics and sources in the field and put them together in an ideal manner to assist students in understanding the breadth and complexity of modern-day terrorism. Coupled with the instructor and student resources, this text is a perfect introduction to the field." -Ryan Vogel, Director of National Security Studies, Utah Valley University Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues offers a multidisciplinary, comprehensive exploration of domestic and international terrorism that helps students develop the knowledge and skills needed to critically assess the expressions and underlying causes of terrorism. The Sixth Edition has been updated with new information on terrorist attacks and organizations, as well as key topics such as failed states, the lone-wolf model, state terrorism, human rights violations, and cyberterrorism. Discussion of policies and counterterrorism has been augmented to help students understand the challenges, perspectives, and issues relevant to terrorism today. Give your students the SAGE edge! SAGE edge offers a robust online environment featuring an impressive array of free tools and resources for review, study, and further exploration, keeping both instructors and students on the cutting edge of teaching and learning. Learn more at edge.sagepub.com/martin6e.
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Description: "[Gus Martin] has expertly curated the most important topics and sources in the field and put them together in an ideal manner to assist students in understanding the breadth and complexity of modern-day terrorism. Coupled with the instructor and student resources, this text is a perfect introduction to the field." -Ryan Vogel, Director of National Security Studies, Utah Valley University Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues offers a multidisciplinary, comprehensive exploration of domestic and international terrorism that helps students develop the knowledge and skills needed to critically assess the expressions and underlying causes of terrorism. The Sixth Edition has been updated with new information on terrorist attacks and organizations, as well as key topics such as failed states, the lone-wolf model, state terrorism, human rights violations, and cyberterrorism. Discussion of policies and counterterrorism has been augmented to help students understand the challenges, perspectives, and issues relevant to terrorism today. Give your students the SAGE edge! SAGE edge offers a robust online environment featuring an impressive array of free tools and resources for review, study, and further exploration, keeping both instructors and students on the cutting edge of teaching and learning. Learn more at edge.sagepub.com/martin6e.

Review: "This is a very interesting work and offers many useful material for the classroom. Students should be able to have a well-rounded educational experience and use, or in some cases develop, critical thinking skills. The text has may tools available to help the instructor in the classroom in presenting and testing the material the student is expected to learn." -- Andy F. Nazario "This is a strong text on terrorism, including actors, motivations, and events. It covers counterterrorism and future trends that illustrate to the student not only the threat but also ways to combat the threat. The writing is strong, the examples are relevant, and most topics are covered." -- Paul Byrd "A very complete introductory text that focuses on the history and modern expressions of violent extremism. It pays special attention to countering terrorism on the homeland and has a series of pedagogical features that make it very well suited for the undergraduate classroom." -- Neil Shortland "This is a comprehensive textbook designed for students with no background on the subject and told through a voice that is both authoritative and easy to understand." -- Michael Loadenthal "The latest edition of Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues by Gus Martin is a well-thought-out, detailed, scholarly work that is a must-read for students engaged in terrorism studies-either in the undergraduate or graduate level. Each chapter covers a specific topic key to understanding the terrorist threat, both domestic and international. The text has a wealth of student and instructor resources to enhance the learning experience." -- Daniel Cutrer "Comprehensive and broad and covers most of the material needed for a class on terrorism. I recommend it." -- Ibrahim Zabad "[Gus Martin] has expertly curated the most important topics and sources in the field and put them together in an ideal manner to assist students in understanding the breadth and complexity of modern-day terrorism. Coupled with the instructor and student resources, this text is a perfect introduction to the field." -- Ryan Vogel "Highly recommend. It is student friendly and easily taught." -- John Comiskey

Contents: Timeline: Two Thousand Years of Terror About the Author Acknowledgments Introduction and Rationale Part I. Terrorism: A Conceptual Review 1. Terrorism: First Impressions First Considerations Conceptual Considerations: Understanding Political Violence The Past as Prologue: Historical Perspectives on Terrorism Terrorism and Criminal Skill: Three Cases From the Modern Era Chapter Summary Key Terms and Concepts Prominent Persons and Organizations Discussion Box: Total War On Your Own Recommended Websites Web Exercise Recommended Readings 2. The Nature of the Beast: Defining Terrorism Understanding Extremism: The Foundation of Terrorism Defining Terrorism: An Ongoing Debate A Definitional Problem: Perspectives on Terrorism The Political Violence Matrix Case in Point: The Orlando Mass Shooting- An Act of Terrorism and a Hate Crime Chapter Summary Key Terms and Concepts Prominent Persons and Organizations Discussion Box: Cold War Revolutionaries On Your Own Recommended Websites Web Exercise Recommended Readings 3. Beginnings: The Causes of Terrorism Political Violence as Strategic Choice Political Violence as the Fruit of Injustice Moral Justifications for Political Violence Chapter Summary Key Terms and Concepts Prominent Persons and Organizations Discussion Box: Bloody Sunday and Black September On Your Own Recommended Websites Web Exercise Recommended Readings Part II. The Terrorists 4. Terror From Above: Terrorism by the State The State as Terrorist: A State Terrorism Paradigm Violence Abroad: Terrorism as Foreign Policy Violence at Home: Terrorism as Domestic Policy The Problem of Accountability: Monitoring State Terrorism Chapter Summary Key Terms and Concepts Prominent Persons and Organizations Discussion Box: Authoritarianism and Democracy On Your Own Recommended Websites Web Exercise Recommended Readings 5. Terror From Below: Terrorism by Dissidents The Rebel as Terrorist: A Dissident Terrorism Paradigm Warring Against the State: Antistate Dissident Terrorism Warring Against a People: Communal Terrorism Operational Shifts: Dissidents and the New Terrorism Chapter Summary Key Terms and Concepts Prominent Persons and Organizations Discussion Box: The Tamil Tigers On Your Own Recommended Websites Web Exercise Recommended Readings 6. Violence in the Name of the Faith: Religious Terrorism Primary and Secondary Motives: The Idiosyncratic Quality of Religious Terrorism Historical Cases in Point: Fighting, Dying, and Killing in the Name of the Faith State-Sponsored Religious Terrorism in the Modern Era Dissident Religious Terrorism in the Modern Era The Future of Religious Terrorism Chapter Summary Key Terms and Concepts Prominent Persons and Organizations Discussion Box: The One True Faith On Your Own Recommended Websites Web Exercise Recommended Readings 7. Violent Ideologies: Terrorism From the Left and Right Reactionaries and Radicals: The Classical Ideological Continuum Left-Wing Ideologies and Activism Class Struggle and National Liberation: The Terrorist Left Right-Wing Activism and Extremism Race and Order: The Terrorist Right Violent Ideologies in the New Era of Terrorism Chapter Summary Key Terms and Concepts Prominent Persons and Organizations Discussion Box 7.1: Young Nationalist Idealists Discussion Box 7.2: Order From Chaos 194 On Your Own On Your Own Recommended Websites Web Exercise Recommended Readings 8. Terrorist Spillovers: International Terrorism Defining International Terrorism Globalized Revolution: Reasons for International Terrorism Globalized Solidarity: International Terrorist Networks The International Dimension of the New Terrorism Postscript: The "Stateless Revolutionaries" Chapter Summary Key Terms and Concepts Prominent Persons and Organizations Discussion Box: Understanding Terrorist "Spillovers": Middle Eastern and North African Spillovers in Europe On Your Own Recommended Websites Web Exercise Recommended Readings 9. Emerging Terrorist Environments: Gender-Selective Political Violence and Criminal Dissident Terrorism Culture and Conflict: Gender-Selected Victims of Terrorist Violence Protecting the Enterprise: Criminal Dissident Terrorism A Global Problem: Regional Cases of Criminal Dissident Terrorism Chapter Summary Key Terms and Concepts Prominent Persons and Organizations Discussion Box: Political Violence Against Women: Gender Communal Terrorism? On Your Own Recommended Websites Web Exercise Recommended Readings Part III. The Terrorist Trade and Counterterrorism 10. Tools of the Trade: Tactics and Targets of Terrorists The Purpose: Terrorist Objectives The Means: Terrorist Methods The Focus: Terrorist Targets The Outcome: Is Terrorism Effective? Chapter Summary Key Terms and Concepts Prominent Persons and Organizations Discussion Box: Attacks Against the U.S. Marine and French Paratrooper Headquarters in Beirut On Your Own Recommended Websites Web Exercise Recommended Readings 11. The Information Battleground: Terrorist Violence and the Role of the Media Two Perspectives: The Media and Governments Understanding the Role of the Media A New Battleground: The War for the Information High Ground The Public's Right to Know: Regulating the Media Chapter Summary Key Terms and Concepts Prominent Persons and Organizations Discussion Box: Freedom of Reporting and Security Issues On Your Own Recommended Websites Web Exercise Recommended Readings 12. The American Case: Terrorism in the United States An Introduction to the American Case Background to Terrorism: Left-Wing Activism and Ideological Extremism in America Left-Wing Terrorism in the United States Background to Terrorism: Right-Wing Activism and Ideological Extremism in America Right-Wing Terrorism in the United States International Terrorism in the United States Chapter Summary Key Terms and Concepts Prominent Persons and Organizations Discussion Box: Domestic Terrorism in the American Context On Your Own Recommended Websites Web Exercise Recommended Readings Part IV. Securing the Homeland 13. Counterterrorism: The Options Responding to Terror: The Scope of Options Warlike Operations: Counterterrorism and the Use of Force Operations Other Than War: Repressive Options Operations Other Than War: Conciliatory Options Applying the Rule of Law: Legalistic Options Chapter Summary Key Terms and Concepts Prominent Persons and Organizations Discussion Box: The Utility of Elite Counterterrorist Units On Your Own

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