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Global Alert : The Rationality of Modern Islamist Terrorism and the Challenge to the Liberal Democratic World - Boaz Ganor

Global Alert

The Rationality of Modern Islamist Terrorism and the Challenge to the Liberal Democratic World

Paperback Published: 18th June 2019
ISBN: 9780231172134
Number Of Pages: 240
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Many associate terrorism with irrational behavior and believe only lunatics could perpetuate such horrific acts. Global Alert debunks this myth by anatomizing the rationale behind modern terrorism. It draws a distinct picture of its root and instrumental causes and plots the different stages of a terrorist attack, from indoctrination and recruitment to planning, preparation, and launch. Global Alert also exposes the measured exploitation of democratic institutions by terrorists to further their goals. Despite its strong capabilities and extensive resources, the modern liberal-democratic state is nevertheless subject to the rules of war, which partially restrict the state's ability to operate and maneuver. Boaz Ganor shows how terrorist organizations exploit these values to paralyze or neutralize the states they oppose. In outlining this new "hybrid" terrorist organization and its activity in both the military-terrorist arena and the political-welfare arena, Ganor advances an international doctrine for governing military operations between state and nonstate actors as part of a new type of armed conflict termed "multidimensional warfare."

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"An important addition to the literature on global Islamic terrorism...It is a very well-referenced and argued book...It should be a required reading for all university courses on global Islamic terrorism." - Washington Book Review I highly recommend that anyone interested in the subject of combating the plague of terrorism today read Ganor's short but punchy book. Global Alert is a must read for national security professionals, political leaders, academics, and any citizens who simply want to better understand the rationale and threat of modern Islamist terrorism.-Randolph Lake,H-War

ISBN: 9780231172134
ISBN-10: 0231172133
Series: Columbia Studies in Terrorism and Irregular Warfare
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 18th June 2019
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1

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