Terrorism: The Essential Reference Guide (Hardback)Colin P. Clarke (editor)
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This reference is essential reading for anyone attempting to understand modern terrorism by studying the arc of terrorism throughout history, from anarchists to Al Qaeda, ISIS, and beyond.
As the rise of ISIS demonstrates, terrorist groups continue to destabilize vital regions around the world. This book features a series of introductory essays addressing how terrorism has evolved, spanning centuries to focus ultimately on the advent of modern terrorism, which has taken place from 1968 to the present. It discusses the emerging challenges presented by the proliferation of violent non-state actors, including Al Qaeda and ISIS. In addition, it explores exactly what has motivated terrorists and speculates as to how terrorism may continue to evolve.
The core of Terrorism: The Essential Reference Guide comprises A-Z entries on terrorist organizations, major terrorist attacks, and prominent terrorist leaders. The work concludes with a carefully selected group of primary source documents essential to understanding the contemporary terrorist landscape and a detailed timeline that will help readers to place significant terrorism-related events in their proper context.
Provides readers with an overview of how terrorism has changed over time and what new threats may be on the horizonAnalyzes counterterrorism policies and what emerging trends should be considered to more effectively counter the threat posed by international terrorismOffers a sweeping tour of terrorist groups; their tactics, techniques, and procedures; and their ideologies, motivations, and objectivesProvides an A-Z review of "who's who" in the annals of modern terrorism
Number of pages: 347
"Clark effectively captures how the scope, characteristics, and nature of terrorism have changed in the past 50 years. VERDICT General readers and students at any level will find this a solid resource." - Library Journal
"[A]n excellent resource about the dynamically evolving reality of terrorism. . . . Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty." - Choice
"[T]his volume provides a respectable overview of the progression and characteristics of terroristic activity which will be of value to undergraduates through faculty." - ARBA
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