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Terrorism Versus Democracy : The Liberal State Response - Paul Wilkinson

Terrorism Versus Democracy

The Liberal State Response

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Published: 28th January 2011
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`No one has studied the relationship between terrorism and liberal democracy for as long as Prof. Paul Wilkinson. The new, enlarged and updated post 9/11 edition of his book should be required reading - especially for those who think there is a trade-off between security and human rights adherence in the fight against terrorism.' Alex Schmid, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS)

`From one of the founding fathers of terrorism studies, an urgent and necessary reminder of that which we must hold dear in combating all forms of terrorism. Paul Wilkinson understands the vital lessons to be learned from responding to terrorism, and this updated edition of his landmark book is absolutely essential reading.'John Horgan, Penn State University

`Paul Wilkinson is one of the founders of the field of terrorism studies, and this book admirably represents both his deep knowledge of the subject and his belief that states should and must uphold democratic values.' Martha Crenshaw, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University

This book examines the terrorist networks that operate globally and analyses the long-term future of terrorism and terrorist-backed insurgencies.

Terrorism remains a serious problem for the international community. The global picture does not indicate that the `war on terror', which President George W. Bush declared in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, has been won. On the other hand it would be incorrect to assume that Al Qaeda, its affiliates and other jihadi groups have won their so-called `holy war' against the Coalition against Terrorism formed after 9/11.

This new edition gives more attention to the political and strategic impact of modern transnational terrorism, the need for maximum international cooperation by law-abiding states to counter not only direct threats to the safety and security of their own citizens but also to preserve international peace and security through strengthening counter-proliferation and cooperative threat reduction (CTR).

This book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of terrorism studies, political science and international relations, as well as for policymakers and journalists.

'Paul Wilkinson has been saying challenging things about terrorism and the liberal state for over thirty years. In the era of the so-called "war on terror" his perspective on the subject is more important than ever. This book deserves to be widely read: its message on the need for respect for human rights is a vital one in these security-oriented days.' - Professor Conor Gearty, Rausing Director, Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE 'From one of the founding fathers of terrorism studies, an urgent and necessary reminder of that which we must hold dear in combating all forms of terrorism. Paul Wilkinson understands the vital lessons to be learned from responding to terrorism, and this updated edition of his landmark book is absolutely essential reading.' - Dr John Horgan, University of St Andrews 'This is a well-argued, balanced book on a subject where sound judgement is often lacking. Professor Wilkinson, one of the leading authorities on the subject of terrorism, discusses both the terrorist threat and the appropriateness of military, legal and diplomatic responses with clarity and persuasion. This book is an important addition to the literature on terrorism and deserves to be widely read.' -Dr Alex Schmid, Terrorism Research Initiative, Vienna Wilkinson's second edition is not just an eloquently written and challenging read, it is also a comprehensive resource on Global Terrorism. - Romeike '...an exceptionally impressive book'- Aaron Edwards, Political Studies Review

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Glossary of terrorist groupsp. xi
Introduction to the third editionp. 1
Terrorism, insurgency and asymmetrical conflict: introduction to the concept of terrorismp. 4
The emergence of modern terrorism: liberal democracies and the emergence of modern terrorismp. 22
Origins and key characteristics of Al Qaedap. 41
Terrorist-backed insurgenciesp. 49
Politics, diplomacy and peace processes: pathways out of terrorism?p. 64
Law-enforcement, criminal justice and the liberal statep. 75
The role of the military in combating terrorismp. 101
Hostage-taking, sieges and problems of responsep. 112
Aviation securityp. 129
The media and terrorismp. 149
International cooperation against terrorism: the evolution of international cooperationp. 163
The future of terrorismp. 182
Conclusion: towards a response to terrorism based on democratic principles and respect for human rightsp. 194
Notesp. 212
Bibliography and farther readingp. 224
Indexp. 234
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ISBN: 9780415587990
ISBN-10: 0415587999
Series: Political Violence
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 237
Published: 28th January 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.7  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition