Debating Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Conflicting Perspectives on Causes, Contexts, and Responses
CQ Press, Mar 29, 2013 - Political Science - 432 pages
Featuring paired pro/con pieces written specifically for this volume, Debating Terrorism and Counterterrorism : Conflicting Perspectives on Causes, Contexts, and Responses encourages students to grapple with the central debates surrounding the field of terrorism. With topics ranging from the root causes of terrorism, the role of religion in terrorism, whether suicide terrorism is ever justified, whether the spread of democracy can help defeat terrorism, and what trade-offs should exist between security and civil liberties, Gottlieb's outstanding cast of contributors returns, compelling students to wrestle with the conflicting perspectives that define the field.
Stuart Gottlieb frames the paired essays with incisive headnotes, providing historical context and preparing students to read each argument critically. Each selection has been updated to account for recent world events, policy changes, and new scholarship. New to the reader, and by reviewer request, is a chapter, "Can Global Institutions Make a Difference in Fighting Terrorism?"
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IS THE NEW TERRORISM REALLY NEW?
DOES POVERTY SERVE AS A ROOT CAUSE OF TERRORISM?
CAN TERRORISM EVER BE JUSTIFIED?
DOES ISLAM PLAY A UNIQUE ROLE IN MODERN RELIGIOUS TERRORISM?
IS SUICIDE TERRORISM AN EFFECTIVE TACTIC?
IS NUCLEAR TERRORISM A REAL THREAT?
COUNTERTERRORISM STRATEGIES DO WE NEED BOMBS OVER BRIDGES?
CAN SPREADING DEMOCRACY HELP DEFEAT TERRORISM?
CAN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN FIGHTING TERRORISM?
IS AN OUTRIGHT BAN THE BEST WAY TO ELIMINATE OR CONSTRAIN TORTURE?
COUNTERTERRORISM AND THE CONSTITUTION DOES PROVIDING SECURITY REQUIRE A TRADEOFF WITH CIVIL LIBERTIES?
CONCLUSION IS THE THREAT OF TERRORISM BEING OVERSTATED?
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