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  • Black Flagsby Joby Warrick

    Transworld 2015; US$ 12.68

    **WINNER of the PULITZER PRIZE for NON-FICTION 2016** In a thrilling dramatic narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread to become the world's greatest threat. When the government of Jordan granted amnesty... more...

  • Natural Law and Civil Sovereigntyby Ian Hunter; David Saunders

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 114.00

    In Natural Law and Civil Sovereignty new research by leading international scholars is brought to bear on a single crucial issue: the role of early modern natural law doctrines in reconstructing the relations between moral right and civil authority in the face of profound religious and political conflict. In addition to providing fresh insights into... more...

  • Getting Somalia Wrong?by Mary Harper

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 19.95

    Somalia is a failed state, representing a threat to itself, its neighbours and the wider world. In recent years, it has become notorious for the piracy off its coast and the rise of Islamic extremism, opening it up as a new 'southern front' in the war on terror. At least that is how it is inevitably portrayed by politicians and in the media. Mary... more...

  • Inside Terrorismby Bruce Hoffman

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 23.99

    Bruce Hoffman's Inside Terrorism has remained a seminal work for understanding the historical evolution of terrorism and the terrorist mindset. In this revised edition of the classic text, Hoffman analyzes the new adversaries, motivations, and tactics of global terrorism that have emerged in recent years, focusing specifically on how al Qaeda... more...

  • Understanding Terrorism Innovation and Learningby Magnus Ranstorp; Magnus Normark

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book examines the role of terrorist innovation and learning in theory and practice, and in the context of three specific EU case-studies. It is often said that terrorist groups are relatively conservative in character operating in a technological vacuum ? relying almost exclusively on bombs and bullets. This observation masks increasing complexity... more...

  • Democracy, Society and the Governance of Securityby Jennifer Wood; Benoît Dupont

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 37.00

    Renowned scholars shed light on our understanding of contemporary arrangements for security governance. more...

  • Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and the Global Jihadist Movementby Daniel Byman

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 10.99

    A sharp and concise overview of Al Qaeda, from its humble origins in the mountains of Afghanistan to the present, explaining its perseverance and adaptation since 9/11 and the limits of U.S. and allied counterterrorism efforts more...

  • Introduction to Emergency Managementby George Haddow; Jane Bullock; Damon P. Coppola

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 58.95

    Introduction to Emergency Management , Fifth Edition, offers a fully up-to-date analysis of US emergency management principles. In addition to expanding coverage of risk management in a time of climate change and terrorism, Haddow, Bullock, and Coppola discuss the impact of new emergency management technologies, social media, and an increasing... more...

  • 21st Century Security and CPTEDby Randall I. Atlas

    CRC Press 2013; US$ 125.95

    The concept of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) has undergone dramatic changes over the last several decades since C. Ray Jeffery coined the term in the early 1970s, and Tim Crowe wrote the first CPTED applications book. The second edition of 21st Century Security and CPTED includes the latest theory, knowledge, and practice... more...

  • Human Traffickingby Kathryn Cullen-DuPont

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 54.00

    Despite the fact that the United Nations officially abolished slavery and the slave trade almost 60 years ago, millions of human beings live in slavery today. Human trafficking - the official term for modern-day slavery - consists of buying and selling people with the intent of exploiting them through forced labor or sexual acts. Human Trafficking... more...