Understanding Terrorism : Threats in an Uncertain World

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2003-07-09
Publisher(s): Prentice Hall
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Summary

Through the lens of historians, economists, psychologists, biologists, computer scientists, and anthropologists, the many layers of September 11th are revealed. These scholars explore the causes behind the terrorist attacks, the potential of technology, the culture of extremist groups, and American reactions to September 11th. A concluding chapter considers the future of terrorism.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD v
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS vii
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS ix
INTRODUCTION xiii
PART I INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT 1(48)
Chapter 1 Islam and the West
Jess Hollenback
3(26)
Chapter 2 Terrorism: Its Origin and History
John Weinzierl
29(20)
PART II UNDERSTANDING THE MOTIVES AND BEHAVIOR OF TERRORISTS 49(84)
Chapter 3 Networks of Hate
Tim Kullman and Jim Rodgers
51(14)
Chapter 4 Terrorism, "True Believers," and the Attack on Globalization
Sheldon Smith
65(12)
Chapter 5 Economic Implications of Terrorism
Akorlie A. Nyatepe-Coo
77(14)
Chapter 6 Inside the Mind of a Suicide Bomber: Santosh Sivan's The Terrorist
Lalita Pandit
91(22)
Chapter 7 A Philosopher Looks at Terrorism: Evil, Religion, and World Ethics
Eric Kraemer
113(20)
PART III INSTITUTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL RESPONSES TO TERRORIST ATTACKS 133(50)
Chapter 8 Media Portrayals of September 11, 2001 and Beyond
Mary M. Step and Ronda L. Knox
135(12)
Chapter 9 Psychological Responses to the Terrorist Attacks
Carmen R. Wilson Van Voorhis
147(16)
Chapter 10 Hate Crime as a Reaction to the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001
Kimberly A. Vogt
163(12)
Chapter 11 The Impact of the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks on Civil Liberties
Patricia A. Brady
175(8)
PART IV EMERGING TRENDS IN INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM 183(56)
Chapter 12 Technology and the Transformation of Terrorism
Jess Hollenback
185(18)
Chapter 13 Cyberterrorism: A New Reality in the Information Age
Karin A. Bast and Kuang-Wei Wen
203(20)
Chapter 14 Bioterrorism: Should I Be Worried?
William Schwan
223(16)
PART V CONCLUSION 239(22)
Chapter 15 Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century
H. Matthew Loayza
241(20)
INDEX 261

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