Captivating, concise, and current, Essentials of Terrorism: Concepts and Controversies introduces readers to the modern landscape of terrorism. The Fifth Edition of Gus Martin’s renowned text covers key foundational topics by defining terrorism and introducing its history and causes, while also discussing terrorist environments (domestic, international, religious, etc.), tactics, targets, and counterterrorism. The Fifth Edition includes information regarding intelligence, counterterrorist laws, and deprivation theory, as well as new and updated sections discussing the attacks in Paris, the Benghazi attack, narco-terrorism, anti-state dissident terrorism, ISIS, and more. The text also presents new data, case studies, photos, and maps to show readers the locations of major terrorist activities and the devastation they have caused
|Understanding Political Extremism|
|Formal and Informal Definitions|
|Objectives and Goals of Terrorism|
|Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?|
|The Political Violence Matrix|
|Historical Perspectives on Terrorism|
|Ideological Origins of Terrorism|
|September 11, 2001, and the New Terrorism|
|Political Violence as the Fruit of Injustice|
|Political Violence as Strategic Choice|
|Moral Justifications for Political Violence|
|Understanding the Role of the Media|
|A New Battleground: The War for the Information High Ground|
|Perspectives on Terrorism by Governments|
|Domestic Terrorism by the State|
|Terrorism as Foreign Policy|
|Perspectives on Violent Dissent|
|The Practice of Dissident Terrorism|
|Terrorist Targets and Weapons|
|Dissidents and the New Terrorism|
|Historical Perspectives on Religious Violence|
|The Practice of Religious Terrorism|
|Trends and Projections|
|Understanding International Terrorism|
|International Terrorist Networks|
|The International Dimension of the New Terrorism|
|Left-Wing Extremism in the United States|
|Left-Wing Terrorism in the United States|
|Right-Wing Extremism in the United States|
|Right-Wing Terrorism in the United States|
|Understanding the Persistence of Violent Ideologies in the United States|
|The Use of Force|
|Operations Other Than War: Repressive Options|
|Operations Other Than War: Conciliatory Options|
|Homeland Security in Perspective|
|Homeland Security in the United States|
|Civil Liberties and Securing the Homeland|
|What Does the Future Hold?|
|Revisiting the War on Terrorism|
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