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Terror in Our Time

In the last ten years the global ‘War on Terror’ has been waged largely in response to the events of September 11th 2001. How has this been conducted, and what have we learned about the impact of this reaction on global politics and world order? In Terror in Our Time Ken Booth and Tim Dunne show us how we got here, and where we should be heading, offering a novel set of interpretations and succinct summaries of the complexities of the post-9/11 world.

As we mark the 10th anniversary of one of the most shocking events of our time, the world is still fascinated by the survival stories, the heroics and the devastation. A new skyscraper is finally emerging in the New York skyline, as a symbol of resilience and solidarity against the terrorists who destroyed the Twin Towers. But the War on Terror is ongoing, and far more complicated than many appreciate. Booth and Dunne discuss the political climate leading up to the attack on the World Trade Center and explain the international response and its effects on governance, democracy and security across the world. Thanks to globalization, an attack on our only major superpower has had a massive global effect making it impossible to ignore.

Ten years on, and Terror in Our Time is an insightful and accessible explanation of the after-effects of the 9/11 attacks. We experience the consequences of these attacks in our everyday lives, from tighter airport security, to changed attitudes and increased paranoia and distrust of those around us. Booth and Dunne argue that the dangers are not overblown; terrorism cannot be disinvented, but with more intelligent policies, and a more just and law-governed world, it can be overcome and made politically anachronistic.

Written by two leading scholars, Terror in Our Time is an accessible overview of the global political consequences of the 9/11 terror attacks and is not only essential reading for students, but also of much interest to well-informed lay readers.

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    By Ken Booth, Tim Dunne

    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...

    Published October 16th 2011 by Routledge