The Terrorism Reader

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David J. Whittaker
Routledge, 2003 - Political Science - 310 pages
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The Terrorism Reader explores all aspects of terrorism from its definition, its psychological and sociological effects, and the surrounding legal and ethical issues, to counter-terrorism. It illustrates the growth and variety of terrorism with a series of twelve case studies from four continents including:

* ETA and Spain
* the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
* the Liberation Tigers in Sri Lanka
* the IRA and UFF in Northern Ireland
* the Shining Path in Peru
* the Quaddafi Regime in Libya.

This updated second edition contains a chapter on the Taliban and the al-Qaida terror network, as well as material on George W. Bush's war against terrorism. This key book draws together material from a variety of experts and makes their opinions on terrorism easily accessible, allowing understanding, conjecture and debate.

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The complexity and misuse of the topic are hammered away at in the first chapter. Once the histories and descriptions of real groups begins, the reader gains some serious knowledge and backgrounds on a lot of names that still make headlines to this day. Read full review

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David Whittaker is author of "The Terrorism Reader "(Routledge 2000).

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