Terrorism and counterterrorism: understanding threats and responses in the post-9/11 world

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Longman Publishing, 2008 - Political Science - 336 pages
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Focusing on the phenomenon of terrorism in the post-Cold War and post-9/11 era,Terrorism and Counterterrorismlooks at this form of political violence in an international and American context and in light of new and historical trends. Broadly addressing the question “What is terrorism?,” Brigitte Nacos, a renowned expert in the field, clearly defines and discusses terrorism’s many causes, actors, and strategies as well as anti- and counter-terrorist responses. In addition, this text uniquely investigates terrorism’s relationship with the media and the public. Comprehensive and highly readable,Terrorism and Counterterrorismintroduces students to key concepts in the study of terrorism and political violence and helps them challenge preconceptions of this complex and vital issue.

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Brigitte Nacosteaches political science at Columbia University and is a long-time U.S. correspondent for newspapers in Germany. Her research and writing concentrates on the links between the media, public opinion, and decision-making on domestic and international terrorism and counterterrorism.

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