Political Terrorism : Theory, Tactics, and Counter-Measures (2 REV EXP)

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Political Terrorism : Theory, Tactics, and Counter-Measures (2 REV EXP)

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  • 言語 ENG,ENG
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This work outlines the important considerations of policy that confront a democratic state in trying to combat terrorism and at the same time remain democratic. Part I of this book, provides the reader with a comprehensive introduction to the definition, history, theory, operation and effects of terrorism as an essential background to policy analysis. Part II analyses counter-terrorist policies. It begins by outlining basic policy choices and then looks at specific policy areas such as the role of intelligence agencies, the use of the armed forces, the development of anti-terrorist legislation and international treaties, and the issue of regulation of media reporting of terrorist incidents. Developments in the strategic dimension of terrorism are discussed in chapters on the importance of hostage takings to international terrorism and issues surrounding state involvement in international terrorism. In the preparation of this second edition, Grant Wardlaw has considerably expanded the second part of the book, focusing firmly upon the international policy consequences of prevalent developments within international terrorism.

Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
Part I. An Introduction to Political Terrorism:
1. The problem of defining terrorism
2. Terrorism: a historical perspective
3. The changing nature of terrorism
4. The purpose of terrorism
5. The development of terrorism as a strategy
6. Trends in terrorism
7. The effects of terrorism
Part II. Some Selected Problems in the Response
to terrorism: 8. Counter-terrorist policies:
fundamental choices
9. Terrorism and the media: a symbiotic
relationship?
10. The role of the army in counter-terrorist
operations
11. The legal regulation of terrorism:
international and national measures
12. Counter-measures against terrorism: the
intelligence function
13. Terrorist hostage-takings
14. Counter-measures against terrorism: the
role of behavioural science research
15. State involvement in international terrorism
16. The future of political terrorism
Notes
Select bibliography
Index.