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Global Terrorism


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Table of Contents

1 Terrorism in the World, Today and Yesterday 2 What Is Terrorism? Definition and Classification 3 Strategy, Tactics, Weapons, and Targets 4 State Sponsors and Supporters of Terrorism 5 Religious Justification for Terrorism 6 Ethnic and National Bases of Terrorism 7 Terrorism and Ideologies of the Left 8 Terrorism and Ideologies of the Right 9 Terrorism and Multiple Motivations 10 State Use of Domestic Terrorism Instead of Repression 11 Countries with Multiple Crises of Terrorism 12 Counterterrorism 13 Terrorism: A Continuing Phenomenon

About the Author

James M. Lutz is Professor of Political Science at Purdue University at Fort Wayne. He has long been interested in various types of political violence.Brenda J. Lutz holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Dundee, Scotland. Her research has focused on terrorism and political violence as well as factory farming and the animal rights movement.


"This updated fourth edition continues the practice of the first three in providing a comprehensive coverage of terrorism in a global setting, not just on the Middle East and/or Islam. The case study approach provides students with the necessary details on many different types of terrorist groups. Global Terrorism is well written and is unique in its coverage and organization." - Jeffrey Ian Ross, Ph.D., University of Baltimore, USA."Now in its fourth edition, Global Terrorism has proven to be the best and most comprehensive textbook on this subject. Brilliantly written and researched, it is an indispensable guide on the challenges from global terrorism." - Andrew T. H. Tan, Macquarie University, Australia."The standard of excellence has been raised yet again in Global Terrorism. Every serious security practitioner and their students of this toxic phenomenon, should have this work within easy reach: It is the gold standard for understanding this complex problem!" - Dr. Tony Piscitelli, SUNY Maritime College, Throggs Neck, USA. "Global Terrorism 4th edition will continue to stimulate my Honors course as it has for the past decade. It provides and updates brief, clear (a huge strength) case studies as well as introductory topics. Terrorism in the U.S. and Europe receive special attention, while historical studies provide a world-wide historical as well as contemporary relevance." - Paul Wallace, University of Missouri, USA.

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