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Terrorism and Homeland Security - Gus Martin

Terrorism and Homeland Security

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With an emphasis on current theories and today's political and social environment, Terrorism and Homeland Security concisely and clearly explains the multifaceted subject of terrorism and its impact on homeland security in the United States today. This versatile text grounds the discussion within a historical, legal, administrative, and intellectual framework. The book focuses on providing readers with an understanding of the central challenges, perspectives, and issues in the field through four Parts: a conceptual review of terrorism and its causes; terrorist environments, such as religious or international terrorism; the terrorist trade, including the role of the mass media; and a fourth section that discusses domestic terrorism in the United States and investigates homeland security from both theoretical and organizational perspectives.

Understanding Terrorism: A Conceptual Review
The Nature of the Beast: Defining Terrorism
The Past as Prologue: Ideological Origins and Historical Perspectives
Beginnings: Causes of Terrorist Violence
Terrorist Environments
Terror From Above: Terrorism by the State
Terror From Below: Terrorism by Dissidents
Violence in the Name of the Faith: Religious Terrorism
Terrorist Spillovers: International Terrorism
The Terrorist Trade
Tools of the Trade: Tactics and Targets of Terrorists
The Information Battleground: Terrorist Violence and the Role of the Media
Homeland Security in the United States
Domestic Terrorism in the United States
Homeland Security in Perspective
Homeland Security Agencies and Missions
Civil Liberties and Securing the Homeland
Map Resources
National Intelligence Estimate: The Terrorist Threat to the US Homeland
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ISBN: 9781412988025
ISBN-10: 1412988020
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 27th July 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 18.42  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.7