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Terrorism

Critical Concepts in Political Science

Edited by David Rapoport

Introduction by David Rapoport

Routledge – 2006 – 2,376 pages

Series: Critical Concepts in Political Science

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    978-0-415-31650-7
    December 7th 2005

Description

Providing a history of modern rebel or non-state terror, this impressive collection takes a chronological approach to the area, highlighting the fact that terrorism as a concept has developed in the form of four consecutive waves.

Each wave is characterized by distinctive features - most specifically purposes, organizational forms and tactics - which in turn shape the relationship between terrorist groups on national and international levels.

In addition to articles from academic journals, the collection also includes discussions by participants in each wave, statements from involved groups, and relevant government documents. Principle events in terrorist history also receive special attention; for example, the first terrorist act, the assassination that provoked World War I and the 9/11 attacks on the US.

Contents

Volume 1. The First or Anarchist Wave I. General A. Pre Modern B. Modern i. General Description of the Wave ii. Theories and Statements iii. Movements and Events (Anarchist, Russian, Irish, Balkans) iv. Counter-Terrorism Volume 2. The Second or Anticolonial Wave I. General and International Contexts II. Movemements and Participant Statements (Ireland, Israel, Algeria, Cyprus) III. Counter-Terror Volume 3. The Third or New Left Wave I. General: Organizational Analyses II. Counter-Terrorism III. Special Problems IV. Movements: Participant Statement and the Rise and Fall of Particular Organizations Volume 4. The Fourth of Religious Wave I. General Context A. New Tactics B. Al Qaeda C. Counter-Terrorism after 9/11

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Description: Edited by David RapoportIntroduction by David Rapoport. Providing a history of modern rebel or non-state terror, this impressive collection takes a chronological approach to the area, highlighting the fact that terrorism as a concept has developed in the form of four consecutive waves. Each wave is...
Categories: International Relations, Security Studies - Pol & Intl Relns, Terrorism