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A comprehensive examination of multiple dimensions of terrorism.
Terrorism is imprinted on Western society’s consciousness. Nearly every week a terrorist attack occurs in the world. The academic world, in attempting to understand terrorism, has often been limited to descriptive work rather than analysis, and has produced surprisingly few mainstream collections on the subject. Coping with Terrorism offers a collection of essays that ask: who are terrorists, what are their goals, who supports them, and how can we combat their tactics? The essays are scholarly, rather than journalistic or ideological, in their approach. As such, they scrutinize a much-discussed and prevalent subject and bring it into the mainstream for international relations.
Rafael Reuveny is Professor of Political Economy at Indiana University. His books include Democracy and Economic Openness in an Interconnected System: Complex Transformations. William R. Thompson is Donald A. Rogers Professor of Political Science at Indiana University. His many books include Causes of War. Together they have coauthored Limits to Globalization: North-South Divergence and Growth, Trade, and Systemic Leadership.
Table of Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures
Introduction and Overview
1. Contemporary Terrorism: Origins, Escalation, Counter Strategies, and Responses Rafael Reuveny and William R. Thompson
Part I: Origins
2. Precursors of Terror: Origins of European Extremism Manus I. Midlarsky
3. The Technology of Terror: Accounting for the Strategic Use of Terror
Christopher K. Butler and Scott Gates
4. How to Win Enemies and Influence Terrorism: State Repression in Chechnya
Rhonda L. Callaway and Julie Harrelson-Stephens
5. Democratic Pieces: Democratization and the Origins of Terrorism
Part II: Escalation and Expansion
6. Internationalizing Domestic Conflict: From Local and Political Insurgency Toward Global Terrorism. The Colombian Case Sandra Borda
7. Unspoken Reciprocity: The Effect of Major Shifts in Israeli Policy on International Terrorism
David Sobek and Alex Braithwaite
8. Unholy Alliances: How Trans-State Terrorism and International Crime Make Common Cause
Lyubov G. Mincheva and Ted Robert Gurr
Part III: Counter Strategies
9. Rational Counterterrorism Strategy in Asymmetric Protracted Conflicts and its Discontents: The Israeli-Palestinian Case
10. Getting it Right: Understanding Effective Counter-Terrorism Strategies
11. Negotiating with Terrorists and the Tactical Question
I. William Zartman and Tanya Alfredson
Part IV: Responses
12. Who Supports Terrorism? Evidence from Fourteen Muslim Countries
C. Christine Fair and Bryan C. Shepherd
13. How Northern Norms Affect the South: Adopting, Adapting, and Resisting the Global War on Terror in South and Southeast Asia
14. Winners and Losers in the War on Terror: The Problem of Metrics
15. Reacting to Terrorism: Probabilities, Consequences and Persistence of Fear