The New Global Terrorism: Characteristics, Causes, Controls

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Charles W. Kegley
Prentice Hall, 2003 - Political Science - 284 pages

This book comprehensively covers the debatable issues regarding the post-September 11th wave of terrorism, the multiple roots of this deadly new form of international violence, and the leading ideas being considered as means for the “war on global terrorism” to be won. Informed and informative interpretations, written by the world's most authoritative scholars especially for this book, present a balanced and accessible set of essays and chapters describing the new international terrain that has emerged in the wake of 9-11. A three-part organization breaks the subject of global terrorism into three categories of analysis, and demonstrates to readers that how terrorism is defined will shape the conclusions that are reached about its causes and remedies. For analyzing present and future acts of terrorism, creating awareness of the obstacles to accurately understanding it, and consideration of the strategies for containing the destructiveness of this deadly phenomena.

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Contents

The characteristics Causes and Controls i
1
The Changing Characteristics
15
Terrorism and Irregular Warfare
27
The Four Waves of Rebel Terror and September 11
36
Terrorism against the State
53
Is There a Good Terrorist?
60
The Evolving Strategies of Political Terrorism
71
The Causes of terrorism past and present
92
Why is America the Primary Target? Terrorism
160
Is the New Global Terrorism a Clash of Civilizations?
173
The Religious Roots of Contemporary Terrorism
185
The Roots of Muslim Rage
194
When It Occurs Why It Fails
202
The Control of the New Global Terrorism
216
Responding Morally to Global Terrorism
223
The Weakest Link in the War against
239

Why Modern Terrorism? Differentiating Types
106
Postmodern Terrorism
151
Bringing International Law to Bear on the Control
253
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About the author (2003)

Charles W. Kegley is Pearce Professor of International Relations at the University of South Carolina. A past President of the International Studies Association (1993-1994), he has also taught at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, the University of Texas, Rutgers University as the Moses and Annuta Back Peace Scholar, and the People's University of China. In addition, he was a Pew Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs.

Kegley is Senior Editor of the Prentice Hall Studies in International Relations: Enduring Questions in Changing Times series devoted to the publication of serious scholarship addressing major problems and issues in international affairs. Among his four dozen book publications, he has recently published From War to Peace: Fateful Decisions in International Politics, Exorcising the Ghost of Westphalia: Building World Order in the New Millennium, World Politics: Trend and Transformation; American Foreign Policy: Pattern and Process; How Nations Make Peace, The Global Agenda, Controversies in International Relations Theory: Realism and the Neoliberal Challenge, A Multipolar Peace? Great Power Politics in the Twenty First Century; The Long Postwar Peace. Contending Explanations and Projections After the Cold War. Questioning the Morality of Nuclear Deterrence; When Trust Breaks Down: Alliance Norms and World Politics; International Terrorism; and The Nuclear Reader. Strategy, Weapons, War. He has published articles in a wide range of scholarly journals, including The Journal of Peace Research, The Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Quarterly, Ethics and International Affairs, Cooperation and Conflict, The Bulletin of Peace Proposals, Alternatives, USA Today, Harvard International Review, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Comparative Political Studies, Conflict Management and Peace Science, International Interactions, The Journal of Politics, and the Political Research Quarterly.

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