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Countering terrorism

in Terrorism

September 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Terrorism and National Security Law; Warfare and Defence. 8391 words.

What can we do about terrorism? What response will cure the problem? Laqueur asks: ‘can a democratic society subdue terrorism without surrendering the values central to the system?’...

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Crusaders and conspirators

in Terrorism

September 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Terrorism and National Security Law; Warfare and Defence. 4574 words.

What is a good terrorist? The image of a terrorist as a psychopathic killer overrides academic attempts to modify it. What sort of person becomes a terrorist depends on circumstance....

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Nationalism and terror

in Terrorism

September 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Terrorism and National Security Law; Warfare and Defence. 6167 words.

The framework for much of modern terrorist action is ethnic or nationalist, with each nationalism being culturally unique. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in June 1914 was a...

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The reign of terror

Charles Townshend.

in Terrorism

September 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Terrorism and National Security Law; Warfare and Defence. 4706 words.

What are the origins of terrorism? The notion of terrorism, or more specifically, terror, came from the French Revolution. The terror transformed the Revolution from a liberating to a...

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Religious terror

in Terrorism

September 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Terrorism and National Security Law; Warfare and Defence. 5764 words.

At the close of the last century, the world faced an upsurge of religious fundamentalism. The liberal assumption that the rise of modern society and the demise of religion came hand in hand...

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Revolutionary terrorism

in Terrorism

September 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Terrorism and National Security Law; Warfare and Defence. 6323 words.

The word ‘revolutionary’ has been applied during the last century in three social-political contexts: within existing nation-states; in external colonial situations; and in ‘internal...

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Terrorism

Charles Townshend.

September 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Terrorism and National Security Law; Warfare and Defence. 176 pages.

Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction examines the historical, ideological, and local roots of terrorist violence and explores terrorism in relation to revolutionary power, nationalism, and...

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The trouble with terrorism

Charles Townshend.

in Terrorism

September 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Terrorism and National Security Law; Warfare and Defence. 5200 words.

The point of terrorism is to upset people. It makes us feel vulnerable. Sometimes, attempts at rational analysis are viewed as giving aid and comfort to, or sympathizing with, the enemy....

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