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Terrorism and International Relations

Author: Daniel Sheldon Hamilton,Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Center for Transatlantic Relations,Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Publisher: Center for Transatlantic Relations


Category: Political Science

Page: 235

View: 2839

International experts examine the nature of contemporary terrorism and its consequences. The authors discuss the internationalization of terrorism; its costs, causes, and networks; the global response; and implications for law, democracy, religion, the media, and international cooperation.Contributors include Yonah Alexander (Potomac Institute for Policy Studies), Daniel Benjamin (CSIS), Monique Canto-Sperber (Ecole Normale Superieur), Gareth Evans (International Crisis Group), Richard Falkenrath (Brookings Institution), Farhad Khosrokhavar (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales), Brigitte Nacos (Columbia University), Christine Ockrent (columnist), Stefan Oeter (University of Hamburg), Daniel Sibony (writer), Florence Taubmann (pastor), and Paul Wilkenson (Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St.Andrews).

Women, Gender, and Terrorism

Author: Laura Sjoberg,Caron E. Gentry

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820335835

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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In the last decade the world has witnessed a rise in women's participation in terrorism. Women, Gender, and Terrorism explores women's relationship with terrorism, with a keen eye on the political, gender, racial, and cultural dynamics of the contemporary world. Throughout most of the twentieth century, it was rare to hear about women terrorists. In the new millennium, however, women have increas­ingly taken active roles in carrying out suicide bombings, hijacking air­planes, and taking hostages in such places as Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, and Chechnya. These women terrorists have been the subject of a substantial amount of media and scholarly attention, but the analysis of women, gender, and terrorism has been sparse and riddled with stereotypical thinking about women's capabilities and motivations. In the first section of this volume, contributors offer an overview of women's participation in and relationships with contemporary terrorism, and a historical chapter traces their involvement in the politics and conflicts of Islamic societies. The next section includes empirical and theoretical analysis of terrorist movements in Chechnya, Kashmir, Palestine, and Sri Lanka. The third section turns to women's involvement in al Qaeda and includes critical interrogations of the gendered media and the scholarly presentations of those women. The conclusion offers ways to further explore the subject of gender and terrorism based on the contributions made to the volume. Contributors to Women, Gender, and Terrorism expand our understanding of terrorism, one of the most troubling and complicated facets of the modern world.

Ethics in International Affairs

Theories and Cases

Author: Andrew Valls

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847691579

Category: Philosophy

Page: 241

View: 2791

As the essays in this new collection make clear, the division between what is in the national interest and what can be morally justified is often questionable. One reason is that the citizens who vote for the governments that make and carry out policy are not indifferent to the moral justifiability or lack of it of those policies.

Terrorism Versus Democracy

The Liberal State Response

Author: Paul Wilkinson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136835466

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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This book examines the terrorist networks that operate globally and analyses the long-term future of terrorism and terrorist-backed insurgencies. Terrorism remains a serious problem for the international community. The global picture does not indicate that the ‘war on terror’, which President George W. Bush declared in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, has been won. On the other hand it would be incorrect to assume that Al Qaeda, its affiliates and other jihadi groups have won their so-called ‘holy war’ against the Coalition against Terrorism formed after 9/11. This new edition gives more attention to the political and strategic impact of modern transnational terrorism, the need for maximum international cooperation by law-abiding states to counter not only direct threats to the safety and security of their own citizens but also to preserve international peace and security through strengthening counter-proliferation and cooperative threat reduction (CTR). This book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of terrorism studies, political science and international relations, as well as for policy makers and journalists.

Terrorism and International Justice

Author: James P. Sterba

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195158885

Category: Philosophy

Page: 252

View: 5673

In this timely collection of thoughtful and provocative essays, a diverse group of prominent philosophers and political scientists discuss critical issues such as the nature and definition of terrorism.

State Terrorism and Neoliberalism

The North in the South

Author: Ruth Blakeley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0203876512

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 9732

This book explores the complicity of democratic states from the global North in state terrorism in the global South. It evaluates the relationship between the use of state terrorism by Northern liberal democracies and efforts by those states to further incorporate the South into the global political economy and to entrench neoliberalism. Most scholarship on terrorism tends to ignore state terrorism by Northern democracies, focusing instead on terrorist threats to Northern interests from illiberal actors. The book accounts for the absence of Northern state terrorism from terrorism studies, and provides a detailed conceptualisation of state terrorism in relation to other forms of state violence. The book explores state terrorism as used by European and early American imperialists to secure territory, to coerce slave and forced wage labour, and to defeat national liberation movements during the process of decolonisation. It examines the use of state terrorism by the US throughout the Cold War to defeat political movements that would threaten US elite interests. Finally, it assesses the practices of Northern liberal democratic states in the 'War on Terror' and shows that many Northern liberal democracies have been active in state terrorism, including through extraordinary rendition. This book will be of much interest to students of critical terrorism studies, security studies, South American politics, US foreign policy and IR in general. Ruth Blakeley is a lecturer in International Relations at the University of Kent. She holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Bristol.

Multilateral Counter-terrorism

The Global Politics of Cooperation and Contestation

Author: Peter Romaniuk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135156999

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 5496

Contemporary terrorism is a global phenomenon requiring a globalized response. In this book Peter Romaniuk aims to assess to what extent states seek multilateral responses to the threats they face from terrorists. Multilateral Counter-terrorism is an essential resource for all students and scholars of international politics, criminology and terrorism studies.

When Terrorism and Counterterrorism Clash

The War on Terror and the Transformation of Terrorist Activity

Author: Ivan Sascha Sheehan

Publisher: Cambria Press

ISBN: 1934043702

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 5368

Highly readable with a rich quantitative analysis of the largest ever terrorism database constructed for the period 1992-2004, the results of the study are fascinating and have important implications for current U.S. foreign policy in the Global War on Terrorism. The author has painstakingly examined, with precise numbers, the impact of the use of preemptive force in the War on Terrorism in a way that has never been done before. This is the first publication showcasing compelling data on the impact of the current war on terrorism on the level, lethality and frequency of transnational terrorist activity around the globe. With extremely current data, When Terrorism and Counterterrorism Clash is a critical reference to all in the fields of international relations and political science. "This is the most compelling, provocative, and sophisticated empirical study I've seen of the Global War on Terrorism. It is essential reading for policymakers and scholars and couldn't come at a more critical time." -John N. Paden, Ph.D., Clarence Robinson Professor of International Studies and Professor of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University "This is exactly what we need to make informed policy decisions." - Alireza Jafarzadeh, Author of The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis and FOX News Channel Foreign Affairs Analyst "A penetrating analysis with a compelling conclusion!" - Daniel Druckman, Professor of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University and Visiting Scholar, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Globalisation and the Future of Terrorism

Patterns and Predictions

Author: Brynjar Lia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780714652610

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

View: 3249

This new study is devoted to understanding how international terrorism is shaped, how it evolves and what we can expect in the future. Drawing upon research and methods outside the traditional focus, and by taking both a theoretical approach and a new practical predictive perspective, it delivers a fresh and fascinating contribution to terrorism studies. While predicting terrorism is a highly speculative business, there are ways of identifying certain long-term causes, driving forces and their links with society. Terrorists are usually integral players in local and sometimes global politics. Hence, when the local, regional and international contexts change, so does terrorism. Thoroughly reviewing the body of literature on the causes of terrorism, this study also combines predictive and futuristic analyses on globalisation, supported by a range of key case studies. It spans from the transformation of international relations, the globalisation of the market economy, demographic factors, ideological shifts and technological changes. The result is a set of key conclusions about the future patterns of terrorism, which are not simply best guesses, but also backed up by solid research. This book will be of great interest to all students and scholars of terrorism, globalisation, politics and international relations.

Al-Qaeda, the Myth

The Root Causes of International Terrorism and how to Tackle Them

Author: Rik Coolsaet

Publisher: Academia Press

ISBN: 9789038206936

Category: Political Science

Page: 100

View: 3054

This study argues that today s international terrorism, especially Al-Qaeda, is born of neither religion nor poverty, but is merely a cloak of patchy discontent, a symptom of a society gone awry."

The Changing Face of Terrorism

How Real is the Threat from Biological, Chemical and Nuclear Weapons?

Author: Benjamin Cole

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 085771886X

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN), terrorism and the ‘war on terror’ are major features of international relations and global concern. Terrorist threats and actual violence have become increasingly dangerous and lethal since the 1970s. However, the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 11 September 2001 heralded a new era in terrorist action and were the culmination of a terror campaign against American targets world-wide. 'The Changing Face of Terrorism' evaluates the continuing threat and counter-measures since 9/11 and into the 21st century. It is a sober and measured evaluation of the CBRN threat and argues that continuing terror attacks are inevitable and the ‘war on terror’ will be a continuing feature in international politics and military action. Benjamin Cole shows how effective counter-terrorist measures must be measured and based not only on effective police and military intelligence and action but on careful evaluation of the politics, motivations, scientific and technical abilities of groups - no terrorist group has made a nuclear device - and religious and personal motivation.

Terrorism and International Order

Author: Lawrence Freedman

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations


Category: Political Science

Page: 107

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Countering the Financing of Terrorism

Author: Thomas J. Biersteker,Sue E. Eckert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134155379

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 3173

Groups committing acts of terrorism have adapted their means of financing to elude detection since the 9/11 attacks in the United States. Surveying the global community’s multi-year effort to cut off terrorist funding, this volume offers a much-needed analysis of a complex, widely discussed, yet poorly understood subject. While books on terrorism have touched upon the topic, this is the first comprehensive, balanced, and scholarly overview of terrorist financing, its methods, and efforts to counter it. Bringing together leading analysts of terrorism, international relations, global finance, law, and criminology, Countering the Financing of Terrorism provides a critical assessment of the international effort to restrict terrorist financing. It evaluates the costs and benefits and offers recommendations for more effective policies for the future.

Terror in Our Time

Author: Ken Booth,University E H Carr Professor of International Relations Ken Booth,Tim Dunne,University Lecturer in International Relations Tim Dunne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113662113X

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 9305

Written by two leading scholars, this book is an accessible overview of the global political consequences of the 9/11 terror attacks. The War on Terror has defined the first decade of this century. It has been marked by the deaths of thousands of people, political turmoil, massive destruction, and intense fear. Regardless of the name it goes under, the long war on terror will continue to affect lives across the world. Its catalyst, 9/11, did not have to happen, nor did the character of the responses. This book offers a set of novel interpretations of how we got here, where we are, and where we should be heading. It is organised around twelve penetrating and readable essays, full of novel interpretations and succinct summaries of complex ideas and events. In their examination of those aspects of global order touched by terror, the authors argue that the dangers of international terrorism are not overblown. Future 9/11s are possible: so is a more just and law-governed world. Terrorism cannot be disinvented, but with more intelligent policies than have been on show these past ten years, it can be overcome and made politically anachronistic. This book will be essential reading for all students of terrorism studies, international security, war and conflict studies and IR in general, as well as of much interest to well-informed lay readers.

An International History of Terrorism

Western and Non-Western Experiences

Author: Jussi M. Hanhimäki,Bernhard Blumenau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415635403

Category: History

Page: 318

View: 9759

The aim of this book is to provide readers with the tools to understand the historical evolution of terrorism and counterterrorism over the past 150 years. In order to appreciate the contemporary challenges posed by terrorism it is necessary to look at its evolution, at the different phases it has gone through, and the transformations it has experienced. The same applies to the solutions that states have come up with to combat terrorism: the nature of terrorism changes but still it is possible to learn from past experiences even though they are not directly applicable to the present. This book provides a fresh look at the history of terrorism by providing in-depth analysis of several important terrorist crises and the reactions to them in the West and beyond. The general framework is laid out in four parts: terrorism prior to the Cold War, the Western experience with terrorism, non-Western experiences with terrorism, and contemporary terrorism and anti-terrorism. The issues covered offer a broad range of historical and current themes, many of which have been neglected in existing scholarship; it also features a chapter on the waves phenomenon of terrorism against its international background. This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism studies, political violence, international history, security studies and IR.

International Relations and Security in the Digital Age

Author: Johan Eriksson,Giampiero Giacomello

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134143826

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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This book examines the impact of the information revolution on international and domestic security, attempting to remedy both the lack of theoretically informed analysis of information security and the US-centric tendency in the existing literature. International Relations and Security in the Digital Age covers a range of topics, including: critical infrastructure protection, privacy issues, international cooperation, cyber terrorism, and security policy. It aims to analyze the impact of the information revolution on international and domestic security; examine what existing international relations theories can say about this challenge; and discuss how international relations theory can be developed to better meet this challenge. The analysis suggests that Liberalism’s focus on pluralism, interdependence and globalization, Constructivism’s emphasis on language, symbols and images (including ‘virtuality’), and some elements of Realist strategic studies (on the specific topic of information warfare) contribute to a better understanding of digital age security. This book will be of interest to students of security studies, globalization, international relations, and politics and technology.

The War on Terrorism and the American 'Empire' after the Cold War

Author: Alejandro Colas,Richard Saull

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134258275

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 1736

This new study shows how the American-led ‘war on terror’ has brought about the most significant shift in the contours of the international system since the end of the Cold War. A new ‘imperial moment’ is now discernible in US foreign policy in the wake of the neo-conservative rise to power in the USA, marked by the development of a fresh strategic doctrine based on the legitimacy of preventative military strikes on hostile forces across any part of the globe. Key features of this new volume include: * an alternative, critical take on contemporary US foreign policy * a timely, accessible overview of critical thinking on US foreign policy, imperialism and war on terror * the full spectrum of critical view sin a single volume * many of these essays are now ‘contemporary classics’ The essays collected in this volume analyse the historical, socio-economic and political dimensions of the current international conjuncture, and assess the degree to which the war on terror has transformed the nature and projection of US global power. Drawing on a range of critical social theories, this collection seeks to ground historically the analysis of global developments since the inception of the new Bush Presidency and weigh up the political consequences of this imperial turn. This book will be of great interest for all students of US foreign policy, contemporary international affairs, international relations and politics.

The Age of Terrorism and the International Political System

Author: Adrian Guelke

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: 9781850439523

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

View: 9095

Is the age of terrorism ending with the century? This stimulating and strongly argued reinterpretation of the concept argues that it began in the late 1960s and still exists, but that it is fading as the conflicts which gave rise to the concept begin to be solved, and the expanding application of the term undermines its coherence. The book discusses the term terrorism as violence without humanitarian restraint, as the lowest level of violent conflict and as being co-terminous with assaults on the West. It examines common generalizations in the literature of terrorism, strips away muddled thinking surrounding the use of the term and considers its application in various contexts such as West Germany and Northern Ireland. It shows that the age of terrorism is a post-colonial phenomenon, how various groups sought to legitimize violence as the struggle against imperialism, how the label was applied to small groups operating across international boundaries and how political violence within the Third World was not generally characterized as terrorism. It shows how campaigns end and groups disintegrate, the effect of the end of the Cold War and how the West's shock discovery of its vulnerability is wearing off. Adrian Guelke uncovers the practical and theoretical mainsprings of the phenomenon and puts the issue into perspective in a study that will be of interest to students of conflict studies and modern politics.

Studies in Criminal Justice, Terrorism, and International Political Conflicts

Author: Frank Fuller

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1599429233

Category: Law

Page: 138

View: 8207

This book covers criminal justice and terrorism topics, with some related political studies. It consists of a collection of essays and research studies designed for academic audiences. This is a useful guide for high schoolers, college students, professors, and teachers. The reader will learn about terrorism topics and political conflicts and grasp how these fields are tied together. The readings will serve as good reference tools for those who are interested in understanding how conflicts develop, and are willing to resolve some of the problems brought on by international and domestic terrorism.

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