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Terrorism and Homeland Security
A Text/Reader

First Edition


August 2015 | 616 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Terrorism and Homeland Security: A Text/Reader uniquely takes a regional approach to combining information found in a traditional text with a variety of published articles on terrorism and homeland security. Authors Timothy A Capron and Stephanie B. Mizrahi provide students with a broad overview of the material followed by a deeper exploration of each issue through carefully selected journal articles. Students will be exposed to original research and literature in this area, and encouraged to think critically and analytically about the state of studies in terrorism and homeland security.
 
Foreword
 
Preface
 
PART I. ISSUES IN THE STUDY OF TERRORISM
 
SECTION I. Introduction to the Study of Terrorism
Introduction  
What Is Terrorism?  
How to Study Terrorism?  
Who Else Studies Terrorism?  
Issues Terrorism Researchers Do Not Study  
What Is Homeland Security?  
Summary  
Key Points  
Key Terms  
Discussion Questions  
Web Resources  
How to Read a Research Article on Terrorism  
 
READINGS
1. "A General Strain Theory of Terrorism," by Robert Agnew  
2. "Bringing the State Back Into Terrorism Studies," By Ruth Blakeley  
 
SECTION II. Terrorism Definitions and Typologies
Introduction  
What Is Terrorism?  
What Are Typologies of Terrorists?  
Summary  
Key Points  
Key Terms  
Discussion Questions  
Web Resources  
 
READING
3. "The Study of Terrorism: Definitional Problems," by Brian Michael Jenkins  
 
SECTION III. The History of Terrorism
Introduction  
Terrorism and Terminology in the Biblical Regions  
The French Revolution and the Emergence of "Terror"  
Rapoport's Four Waves of Terrorism  
Summary  
Key Points  
Key Terms  
Discussion Questions  
Web Resources  
 
READINGS
4. "The Four Waves of Modern Terrorism," by David C. Rapoport  
5. "The End of Empire and the Origins of Contemporary Terrorism," by Bruce Hoffman  
 
SECTION IV. Methods, Patterns, and Trends of Terrorists
NCTC Chart: Primary Attack Types  
Summary  
Key Points  
Key Terms  
Discussion Questions  
Web Resources  
 
READINGS
6. "What's Special About Female Suicide Terrorism?" by Lindsey O'Rourke  
7. "Suicide Terrorism and Islam," by Matthias Kuntzel  
 
PART II. TERRORISM AROUND THE WORLD
 
SECTION V. Israel, Lebanon, and Palestine
Introduction  
The Israeli Narrative  
The Palestinian Narrative  
Lebanon  
Coming Together, Maybe?  
Summary  
Key Points  
Key Terms  
Discussion Questions  
Web Resources  
 
READINGS
8. "Jordan is Palestinian," by Mudar Zahran  
9. "Demystifying the Rise of Hamas," by Wael J. Haboub  
 
SECTION VI. The Middle East and Africa
Introduction  
The Middle East  
North Africa  
Rogue States and Terrorism: The Cases of Iraq and Syria  
Rogue States and Terrorism: The Case of Iran and Africa  
Summary  
Key Points  
Key Terms  
Discussion Questions  
Web Resources  
 
READINGS
10. "Holy Warriors: Exploring the Psychological Processes of Jihadi Radicalization," by Andrew Silke  
11. "Failed States and Connections to Terrorist Activity," by Chelli Plummer  
 
SECTION VII. Southeast Asia, South and North Korea, and China
Introduction  
North Korea  
South Korea  
China  
Indonesia  
The Philippines  
Burma  
Cambodia  
Japan  
Summary  
Key Points  
Key Terms  
Discussion Questions  
Web Resources  
 
READING
12. "Terrorism Risks and Counterterrorism Cost in Post-9/11 Japan," by David Leheny  
 
SECTION VIII. Southwest Asia
Introduction  
Afghanistan and the Taliban  
Pakistan  
India  
Sri Lanka  
Summary  
Key Points  
Key Terms  
Discussion Questions  
Web Resources  
 
READINGS
13. "Pakistan and Terror: The Eye of the Storm," by Bruce Reidel  
14. "Post-LTTE Sri Lanka: The Challenge of Reconstruction and Reconciliation," by K. M. de Silva  
 
SECTION IX. Europe, Turkey, and Russia
Introduction  
Nationalist/Separatist Terrorism in Europe: Three Case Studies  
Left-Wing Groups in Europe  
Sleeping in Europe: Middle East Terror Cells Operating in Western Europe  
Russia and Chechnya: A Case Study  
Summary  
Key Points  
Key Terms  
Discussion Questions  
Web Resources  
 
READINGS
15. "Comparing the Politics of Fear: The Role of Terrorism News in Election Campaigns in Russia, the United States and Great Britain," by Sarah Oates  
16. "Secularization of Greek Terrorism and Arrest of the 'Revolutionary Organization November 17,'" by Georgios Karyotis  
 
SECTION X. The Western Hemisphere, Including Canada, the United States, and South America
Introduction  
Canada  
United States  
Colombia  
Peru  
Summary  
Key Points  
Key Terms  
Discussion Questions  
Web Resources  
 
READINGS
17. "An Ethnographer Looks at Neo-Nazi and Klan Groups: The Racist Mind Revisited," by Raphael S. Ezekiel  
18. "Killer Drones: The 'Silver Bullet' of Democratic Warfare?" by Frank Sauer and Niklas Schornig  
 
PART III. HOMELAND SECURITY
 
SECTION XI. Homeland Security: Before and After 9/11
Introduction  
Summary  
Key Points  
Key Terms  
Discussion Questions  
Web Resources  
 
READING
19. "Protecting the NFL/Militarizing the Homeland: Citizen Soldiers and Urban Resilience in Post-9/11 America," by Kimberly S. Schimmel  
 
SECTION XII. The Special Case of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Terrorism
Introduction  
Acquisition, Weaponization, and Delivery: The Perfect WMD Storm  
The Agents of WMD  
Summary  
Key Points  
Key Terms  
Discussion Questions  
Web Resources  
 
READINGS
20. "Toward a Comprehensive Safeguards System: Keeping Fissile Material Out of Terrorists' Hands," by Siegfried S. Hecker  
21. "Infectious Disease and National Security," by Jonathan B. Tucker and Robert P. Kaldec  
 
SECTION XIII. Law and Terrorism: Domestic and International Legal Regimes
Introduction  
What's in a Legal Regime?  
Definitions and the Law  
U.S. Domestic Law on Terrorism and Homeland Security  
International Law and Terrorism: Efforts of the United Nations  
Summary  
Key Points  
Key Terms  
Discussion Questions  
Web Resources  
 
READINGS
22. "Securing the Virtual State: Recent Developments in Privacy and Security," by G. David Garson  
23. "Fighting Terrorism Through the Rule of Law?" by Seung-Whan Choi  
 
SECTION XIV. The Future of Terrorism
Introduction  
The Threat Today  
The Middle East  
The United States, Europe, and Islam  
Technology Will Keep Us Safe and Free?  
The Fifth Wave of Terrorism?  
Summary  
Key Points  
Key Terms  
Discussion Questions  
Web Resources  
 
READING
24. "From the Arab Spring to the Chinese Winter: The Institutional Sources of Authoritarian Vulnerability and Resilience in Egypt, Tunisia, and China," by Steve Hess  
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Appendix: Religions in Their Own Words
 
Index
 
About the Authors

Supplements

Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards reinforce understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
  • Carefully selected, web-based video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics. When relevant, related questions for discussion are included.
  • Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content.  
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights.
Instructor Resource site

The password-protected Instructor Resource Site includes the following:

  • Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Highlight essential content, features, and artwork from the book.
  • Lecture notes summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help with preparation for lectures and class discussions
  • Carefully selected, web-based video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics. When relevant, related questions for discussion are included
  • Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content.  
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights.

 

Never received the review copy.

Dr Babette Protz
Humanities Division, Univ Of S Carolina-Lancaster
March 18, 2016
Key features

KEY FEATURES:

  • A regional approach allows for a close examination of terrorist activities in the major regions around the world.
  • Authored textual material introduces students to major concepts using a reader friendly writing style to help students make connections between the topics and regions.
  • Offering the best of both worlds, this hybrid text/reader includes a collection of carefully selected and edited articles on terrorism and homeland security that have previously appeared in a number of leading journals. Most articles have been substantially edited and abridged to make it as student friendly without detracting from the authors’ key findings and conclusions.
  • A guide on How to Read a Research Article appears prior to the book’s first reading for students with no or a limited background in research.
  • In Focus boxes provide in depth looks at specific cases and concepts throughout the book.
  • Photographs, figures, discussion questions, and other pedagogical elements illustrate relevant application of the principles and bring students up-to-date in important areas of terrorism and homeland security.

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