Terrorism: An Introduction

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Wadsworth Thomson Learning, 2001 - Terrorism - 326 pages
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Writing for undergraduate criminal justice majors, White (Grand Valley State U.) offers a synthetic exploration of terrorism that conforms to the definition of the term expounded by most sections of the U.S. Government. Calling terrorism "a violent form of civil disobedience," he looks at conceptual models of terrorism, discusses its history since the French revolution, and surveys some modern terrorist organizations operating domestically and abroad. International groups surveyed include the Palestinian Liberation Organization, the Red Army Faction, and right-wing separatists in the U.S. Not surprisingly, the organizations profiled are all groups to which the U.S. government is ideologically opposed and there is little recognition of other possibilities of terrorism such as the work of some Cuban emigres against the Castro regime or other groups attempting to undermine leftist regimes and opponents of the United States. c. Book News Inc.

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Contents

Mutating Forms of Terrorism
3
Individual and Group Behavior
18
Changing Group Structures and the Metamorphosis
31
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Jonathan R. White--a national expert on the topic of terrorism--is executive director of the Homeland Security Initiative. Immediately prior to that appointment, Dr. White served as dean of Social Sciences at Grand Valley State University. He has instructed on terrorism, militarism, criminology, police administration, philosophy, and justice in Western civilization. Since 1998, he has worked as an adjunct instructor with the State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT) Program. A recognized expert on Middle Eastern extremism, Dr. White used his knowledge to develop and strengthen the SLATT program on international terrorism.

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