Social, Political, and Economic Perspectives
By Mark Worrell
Routledge – 2013 – 78 pages
About the Series
The goal of this new, unique Series is to offer readable, teachable "thinking frames" on today’s social problems and social issues by leading scholars, all in short 60-page-or-shorter formats, and available for view on http://routledge.customgateway.com/routledge-social-issues.html.
For instructors teaching a wide range of courses in the social sciences, the Routledge Social Issues Collection now offers the best of both worlds: originally written short texts that provide "overviews" to important social issues as well as teachable excerpts from larger works previously published by Routledge and other presses.
About the Book
In this short text, Worrell shines a unique, unorthodox light on ‘Terror’ from the standpoint of critical social theory. He explains how the social, political and economic effects of terrorism fit into the dynamics and structures of the modern world as a whole.
Contents Preface 1. Introduction 2. The Sociological Nature of Terrorism 3. The War on Terror and the Business of Security 4. The Terror of Empire and the Empire of Terror 5. Conclusion
Mark P. Worrell teaches Sociological Theory and courses in Politics, Religion, and Culture at the State University of New York at Cortland.