DOI: This was one of the first pieces investigating the phenomenon of terrorism and those who engage in it.
This is the starting point for several prominent theories of terrorism and an important text in the field. Crenshaw seeks to explain terrorist attacks in the context of the larger group dynamics and looks at terrorist incidents as a strategic tactic of political organizations with defined structures and leadership. Drake, Charles J. New York: St.
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This work is a primary starting point for the study of terrorist target selection. Drake investigates the organizational characteristics of terrorist groups to determine what influences the strategies and target selections of these groups. Enders, Walter, and Todd Sandler. The Political Economy of Terrorism. The authors seek to explain the actions and choices of terrorist groups and governments conducting counterterrorism. They use large data sets and statistical analysis to explain many counterintuitive choices made by actors involved in perpetrating and countering terrorism.
Hoffman, Bruce. Inside Terrorism. New York: Columbia University Press, Discusses a wide range of issues in the field of terrorism, including the development of a singular definition of terror, agents and ideologies of terrorism, and various strategies and tactics employed by terrorist organizations. The authors present a framework for understanding the different levels of formal structure that are seen in violent extremist organizations. They offer three distinct structures and provide characteristics of each.
McCormick, Gordon H. McCormick examines three theories on terrorist group decision making: strategic theories, organizational theories, and psychological theories. Phillips, Brian J. Conceptual Issues and Empirical Implications. You can go to cart and save for later there. Report incorrect product info or prohibited items. Peter R Neumann. Free delivery Arrives by Friday, Nov Pickup not available. Add to List. Add to Registry. About This Item We aim to show you accurate product information.
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The Strategy of Terrorism This is the first book to set out a comprehensive framework by which to understand terrorism as strategy. It contends that even terrorism of the supposedly nihilist variety can be viewed as a bona fide method for distributing means to fulfil the ends of p. Customer Reviews. Write a review. Terrorists can threaten modern nation-states into offering minor concessions, such as giving up a small piece of territory, forcing the resignation of a leader or promising to return to the negotiating table, Pape writes.
But nation-states are too militarily and economically strong to be overthrown by terrorists, or to surrender their own aims that they see as vital to national security, according to Pape. Additionally, terrorists — if they participate in the democratic process — may well be shunned by voters when the fighting stops.
Contemporary Terrorism Studies
Or, instead of achieving those lofty aims, they may achieve a hollow political victory at best, ending up with power over a failed state that could dissolve into anarchy. Those who claim terrorism works typically point to Israel and the election of terror leaders Menacham Begin and Yitzhak Shamir. This example ignores that the fact that it took decades for these leaders to eventually come to power, as Israeli voters repeatedly rejected them at the ballot box , in favor of more moderate candidates. For example, Begin lost eight elections before he finally won his first.
Only when these former terrorists moderated their positions did they become acceptable to the public. UEA Inaugural lecture: The evolution of international treaties for the protection of foreign investment — Norwich, Norfolk. Edition: Available editions United Kingdom.
French soldiers patrol the streets following an attack in Strasbourg.
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