By Michael E. Brown, Owen R. Coté, Sean M. Lynn-Jones, Steven E. Miller, Owen R. Coté Jr.
"It is difficult to be stimulating and instructive on a subject matter that has held as a lot awareness as has terrorism for a decade and extra. however the essays during this quantity mix these features for the advantage of scholars and specialists alike. The reader will come away with invaluable new insights and perspectives."--Philip B. Heymann, James Barr Ames Professor of legislations, Harvard legislation tuition, writer of Terrorism, Freedom, and defense (Philip B. Heymann )
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They therefore support terrorism instead of replacing it. Cronin concludes that the United States must learn from experience with previous terrorist groups and devise a counterterrorist campaign to accelerate al-Qaida’s demise. ” The essays in this volume address some of the most prominent questions in Preface xli the analysis of contemporary terrorism. They do not cover every topic related to terrorism. 5 It also would have been well beyond the scope of this volume to offer detailed assessments of the many different terrorist groups that are active on every continent except Antarctica.
27. Keohane, “Governance in a Partially Globalized World”; Margaret Levi, Consent, Dissent, and Patriotism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997); James D. : Princeton University Press, 1994); Elinor Ostrom, Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990); and Tom R. : Yale University Press, 1990). 28. Gabriel A. : Yale University Press, 1989); Samuel P. ” Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 99, No. 2 (Summer 1984), pp.
Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland), demonstrating that Muslim culture alone does not sufªciently explain this phenomenon. Rational approaches have an advantage over cultural approaches because they focus on observable circumstances—poverty, economic inequality, illiteracy, and lack of democracy—that allow scholars to predict when and where social support for terror is likely to emerge. Explanations linking poverty and its related conditions with terror, however, are nebulous. Cultural approaches have an advantage over rational approaches because they are based on the seemingly apparent fact that those who engage in or support suicidal mass murder do not think like people in out-groups (in this case, people in the United States and the rest of the Western world).
Contending with Terrorism: Roots, Strategies, and Responses (International Security Readers) by Michael E. Brown, Owen R. Coté, Sean M. Lynn-Jones, Steven E. Miller, Owen R. Coté Jr.