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Countering terrorism

Charles Townshend.

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Warfare and Defence; Terrorism and National Security Law. 8689 words.

What can be done about terrorism? The multiplicity of possible responses range from mild regulation to full-blooded military repression, but what are the possible benefits and what are the...

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Countering terrorism

Charles Townshend.

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction

September 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

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

Charles Townshend.

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Warfare and Defence; Terrorism and National Security Law. 4649 words.

Who becomes a terrorist? It depends on the circumstances. Terrorist organizations differ markedly in how they recruit their members. The revolutionary kind requires fanatics, ideologues,...

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Crusaders and conspirators

Charles Townshend.

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction

September 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Warfare and Defence; Terrorism and National Security Law. 4576 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

Charles Townshend.

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Warfare and Defence; Terrorism and National Security Law. 6040 words.

The framework for much of modern terrorist action is ethnic or nationalist, with each nationalism being culturally unique. The emblematic terrorist act—the assassination of Archduke Franz...

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Nationalism and terror

Charles Townshend.

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction

September 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Warfare and Defence; Terrorism and National Security Law. 6165 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: A Very Short Introduction

September 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Warfare and Defence; Terrorism and National Security Law. 4720 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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The reign of terror

Charles Townshend.

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Warfare and Defence; Terrorism and National Security Law. 4539 words.

What are the origins of terrorism? ‘The reign of terror’ explains that the notion of terrorism, or terror, came from the French Revolution. The terror transformed the Revolution from a...

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Religious terror

Charles Townshend.

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction

September 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Warfare and Defence; Terrorism and National Security Law. 5766 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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Religious terror

Charles Townshend.

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Warfare and Defence; Terrorism and National Security Law. 5865 words.

In the early 21st century, the world faced a revival of religious fundamentalism. The liberal assumption that the rise of modern society and the demise of religion came hand in hand was...

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