A comprehensive investigation of modern terrorism and the global terrorist environment. The book uses a multidisciplinary approach and discusses an array of global case studies from the ideology of ISIS, to the Orlando Mass Shooting, and State-Sponsored Terrorism in Iran and Pakistan, to provide readers with an in-depth account of international terrorist violence, from its emergence through to events taking place today.
Key topics examined in the book include:
- The Causes of Terrorism
- Terrorist Violence and the Role of the Media
- Gender-Selective Terrorism
- The Lone Wolf Theory
- The Future of Terrorism
The book is supported by online resources for students and lecturers, including: PowerPoint slides for each chapter, a sample syllabus, a list of films and documentaries related to key concepts in the book, and access to free SAGE journal articles.
Suitable reading for students studying Terrorism, International Terrorism, and Counter-terrorism.
Dating from the 1970s, terrorism has evolved from a domestic to a transnational, global phenomenon: from ETA and the IRA to Al-Qa’ida and the Japanese Red Army. Yet, despite much analysis, the antecedents, causes and consequences of this product of modernity remains elusive for scholars, students and professional analysts alike. Clarence (“Gus”) Martin and Fynnwin Prager do much to address this gap in our knowledge in this impressive and insightful volume. Weaving together theory and evidence, they comprehensively examine the evolution and contemporary forms of terrorism from a balanced, critical perspective that will inform academic and professional audiences alike.