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Author Hoffman, Bruce, 1954-

Title Inside terrorism / Bruce Hoffman.

Publication Info. New York : Columbia University Press, [2006]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  363.32 H699I    Check Shelf
Edition Revised and expanded edition.
Description xvii, 432 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [369]-413) and index.
Contents Preface to the revised and expanded edition -- Preface to the first edition -- Chapter 1. Defining terrorism -- Chapter 2. The end of empire and the origins of contemporary terrorism -- Chapter 3. The internationalization of terrorism -- Chapter 4. Religion and terrorism -- Chapter 5. Suicide terrorism -- Chapter 6. The old media, terrorism, and public opinion -- Chapter 7. The new media, terrorism, and the shaping of global opinion -- Chapter 8. The modern terrorist mind-set : tactics, targets, tradecraft, and technologies -- Chapter 9. Terrorism today and tomorrow -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary In this revised edition, the author analyzes the new adversaries, motivations, and tactics of global terrorism that have emerged in recent years, focusing specifically on how Al Qaeda has changed since 9/11; the reasons behind its resiliency, resonance, and longevity; and its successful use of the Internet and videotapes to build public support and gain new recruits. He broadens the discussion by evaluating the potential repercussions of the Iraqi insurgency, the use of suicide bombers, terrorist exploitation of new communications media, and the likelihood of a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear terrorist strike. Looking at the U.S., he reconsiders the Timothy McVeigh case and the threats posed by American Christian white supremacists and abortion opponents as well as those posed by militant environmentalists and animal rights activists. He argues that the attacks on the World Trade Center fundamentally transformed the West's view of the terrorist threat.
Subject Terrorism.
ISBN 0231126980 cloth alkaline paper
0231126999 paperback alkaline paper
0231510462 electronic
9780231510462 electronic
Standard No. 9780231126991
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