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9/11 and the Academy - Responses in the Liberal Arts and the 21st Century World (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Mark Finney, Matthew... 9/11 and the Academy - Responses in the Liberal Arts and the 21st Century World (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Mark Finney, Matthew Shannon
R2,841 Discovery Miles 28 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explores the impact of September 11, 2001 upon interdisciplinary scholarship and pedagogy in the liberal arts. Since "the day that changed everything", many forces have transformed institutions of higher education in the United States and around the world. The editors and contributors consider the extent to which the influence of 9/11 was direct, or part of wider structural changes within academia, and the chapters represent a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives on how the production and dissemination of knowledge has changed since 2001. Some authors demonstrate that new forms of inquiry, exploration, and evidence have been created, much of it focused on the causes, consequences, and meanings of the terror attacks. Others find that scholars sought to understand 9/11 by applying old theoretical and empirical insights and reviving lines of questioning that have become relevant. The contributors also examine the impact of 9/11 on higher education administration and liberal arts pedagogies. Among the many collective findings is that scholars in the humanities and critical social sciences have been most attentive to the place of 9/11 in society and academic culture. This eclectic collection will appeal to students and scholars interested in the place of the liberal arts in the twenty-first century world.

Muslims and the State in the Post-9/11 West (Paperback): Erik Bleich Muslims and the State in the Post-9/11 West (Paperback)
Erik Bleich
R1,019 Discovery Miles 10 190 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the terrorist attacks of 9/11 to the assassination of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh to the London transportation bombings, dramatic events of recent years have generated security concerns about Muslim communities in the West. These have added an additional layer to the tensions surrounding Muslim immigrant integration and have generated heated discussions about how governments should address such challenges. This collection assembles leading scholars to address four central themes related to the interactions between Muslims and states in contemporary Europe and North America. Its authors investigate the timing of Muslims' emergence as a perceived security risk; they review the variety of actions undertaken in response to the new concerns; they assess the effectiveness of different kinds of policies in managing the security and social challenges that governmental actors observe; and they identify relevant Muslim sub-groups and their highly divergent views on recent developments. This book thus serves as a foundation for understanding an issue of critical importance and as a touchstone for advancing public, policy, and scholarly debate about Muslim-state interactions. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

The Infernal Machine - A History of Terrorism (Hardcover): Matthew Carr The Infernal Machine - A History of Terrorism (Hardcover)
Matthew Carr
R660 R530 Discovery Miles 5 300 Save R130 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A dramatic reframing of our troubled present against a century full of striking historical parallels.
In 1881, a small group of Russian revolutionaries calling themselves "terrorists" assassinated Tsar Alexander II in a spectacular bombing attack in St. Petersburg. Far from being psychopathic murderers, these men and women viewed their actions as a just response to tyranny.
The violence in Russia launched a crucial but poorly understood chapter in modern political history. With extraordinary narrative sweep, investigative journalist Matthew Carr unearths the complex realities of terrorist violence and its indelible impact on nations as different as Italy, Argentina, France, Algeria, Ireland, Russia, Japan, and the United States.
Spanning over a century of world history, "The Infernal Machine" reveals stunning similarities in societies' responses to terrorism despite profound political and cultural differences. Again and again, Carr demonstrates that the true impact of terrorism has been felt in the overreactions of government and the media to acts of political violence, as rulers have consistently seized on terrorist attacks as a pretext for a massive counterassault, sacrificing civil liberties and curtailing democratic institutions in the name of security.
Includes historical accounts of: IRA, Mau Mau, Red Brigades, Baader-Meinhof Gang, PLO, National Liberation Front of Algeria, The Weathermen, ETA/Basque separatists, Carlos the Jackal, Hezbollah, The Tamil Tigers, Al-Qaeda.

Terrorism - The Newest Face of Warfare (Paperback): Donald J. Hanle Terrorism - The Newest Face of Warfare (Paperback)
Donald J. Hanle
R640 R507 Discovery Miles 5 070 Save R133 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Terrorism is often depicted as something new and totally alien, a phantom enemy that cannot be understood. But by employing a sophisticated analysis soundly based on an encyclopedic knowledge of military history, Donald J. Hanle shows that three major forms of terrorism - military, revolutionary, and state-sponsored - qualify as the newest forms of war. The author's in-depth investigation reveals that these kinds of terrorists operate in the same basic manner as military forces employed in traditional warfare and have the same basic capabilities and weaknesses. He argues convincingly that countermeasures against these types of terrorist organizations should be based on classical principles of war and combat, and suggests countervailing strategies. Terrorism: The Newest Face of Warfare is a starting point for a sensible and coherent counterterrorism strategy, one that enlists a valuable but heretofore neglected Western arsenal - the study of military history - in the battle against terrorism.

From Partition to Brexit - The Irish Government and Northern Ireland (Paperback): Donnacha O Beachain From Partition to Brexit - The Irish Government and Northern Ireland (Paperback)
Donnacha O Beachain
R647 R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Save R71 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From Partition to Brexit is the first book to chart the political and ideological evolution of Irish government policy towards Northern Ireland from the partition of the country in 1921 to the present day. Based on extensive original research, this groundbreaking and timely study challenges the idea that Irish governments have pursued a consistent set of objectives and policies towards Northern Ireland to reveal a dynamic story of changing priorities. The book demonstrates how in its relations with the British Government, Dublin has been transformed from spurned supplicant to vital partner in determining Northern Ireland's future, a partnership jeopardised by Britain's decision to leave the European Union. Informed, robust and innovative, From Partition to Brexit is essential reading for anyone interested in Irish or British history and politics, and will appeal to students of diplomacy, international relations and conflict studies. -- .

Challenging Extremist Views on Social Media - Developing a Counter-Messaging Response (Paperback): Jan Jaap van Eerten, Bertjan... Challenging Extremist Views on Social Media - Developing a Counter-Messaging Response (Paperback)
Jan Jaap van Eerten, Bertjan Doosje
R822 Discovery Miles 8 220 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is a timely and significant examination of the role of counter-messaging via social media as a potential means of preventing or countering radicalization to violent extremism. In recent years, extremist groups have developed increasingly sophisticated online communication strategies to spread their propaganda and promote their cause, enabling messages to be spread more rapidly and effectively. Counter-messaging has been promoted as one of the most important measures to neutralize online radicalizing influences and is intended to undermine the appeal of messages disseminated by violent extremist groups. While many such initiatives have been launched by Western governments, civil society actors, and private companies, there are many questions regarding their efficacy. Focusing predominantly on efforts countering Salafi-Jihadi extremism, this book examines how feasible it is to prevent or counter radicalization and violent extremism with counter-messaging efforts. It investigates important principles to consider when devising such a program. The authors provide both a comprehensive theoretical overview and a review of the available literature, as well as policy recommendations for governments and the role they can play in counter-narrative efforts. As this is the first book to critically examine the possibilities and pitfalls of using counter-messaging to prevent radicalization or stimulate de-radicalization, it is essential reading for policy makers and professionals dealing with this issue, as well as researchers in the field.

Spies, Lies and the War on Terror (Paperback, New): Paul Todd, Jonathan Bloch, Patrick Fitzgerald Spies, Lies and the War on Terror (Paperback, New)
Paul Todd, Jonathan Bloch, Patrick Fitzgerald
R492 R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Save R46 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The advent of the War on Terror has seen intelligence agencies emerge out of the shadows to become major political players. 'Rendition', untrammelled surveillance, torture and detention without trial are now fast becoming the norm. Spies, Lies and the War on Terror traces the transformation of intelligence from a tool for law enforcement to a means of avoiding the law - both national and international. The new culture of victimhood in the US and among partners in the 'coalition of the willing' has crushed domestic liberties and formed a global network of extra-legal licence. State and corporate interests are increasingly fused in the new business of privatising fear. Todd & Bloch argue that the bureaucracy and narrow political goals surrounding intelligence actually have the potential to increase the terrorist threat. This lively and shocking account is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the new power of intelligence.

The Taliban's Virtual Emirate - The Culture and Psychology of an Online Militant Community (Hardcover): Neil Krishan... The Taliban's Virtual Emirate - The Culture and Psychology of an Online Militant Community (Hardcover)
Neil Krishan Aggarwal
R1,357 R1,026 Discovery Miles 10 260 Save R331 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Applying cutting-edge psychiatric theories to an analysis of online Taliban literature in four languages, Neil Krishan Aggarwal constructs a game-changing narrative of the organization's broad appeal and worldview. Aggarwal, a cultural psychiatrist, focuses on the Taliban's creation of culture, evoking religion in Arabic and English writings, nationalism in Dari sources, and regionalism in Urdu texts. The group also promotes a specific form of argumentation, citing religious scriptures in Arabic works, canonical poets in Dari and Urdu writings, and scholars and journalists in English publications. Aggarwal shows how the Taliban categorize all Muslims as members and all non-Muslims as outsiders; how they convince Muslims of the need for violence; and how they apply the insider/outsider dichotomy to foreign policy. By understanding these themes, Aggarwal argues, we can craft better countermessaging strategies.

Terrorism and Guerrilla Warfare - Forecasts and remedies (Paperback): Richard Clutterbuck Terrorism and Guerrilla Warfare - Forecasts and remedies (Paperback)
Richard Clutterbuck
R921 Discovery Miles 9 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published in 1990, this book will be of great interest to anyone concerned about conflict and stability in the 1990s, especially governments, police, and buisnesses involved in anti-terrorist technology. It will also be of value to students of politics who want to understand terrorism, and to people who want to take account of future technology in handling poltical and social problems.

Staying Safe - The Complete Guide to Protecting Yourself, Your Family, and Your Business (Paperback): Juval Aviv Staying Safe - The Complete Guide to Protecting Yourself, Your Family, and Your Business (Paperback)
Juval Aviv
R411 R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Save R24 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In Staying Safe, Juval Aviv, a counterterrorism expert and international security consultant, outlines the essential tools for becoming personally responsible for the security and safety of yourself and your loved ones. You will learn how to safeguard your home and office, protect your identity, and travel without fear. Most important, you'll find that Aviv's recommendations and warnings are practical and easy to follow.

Juval Aviv neither overstates nor minimizes today's threats, whether they are from criminals or terrorists; instead he sets out to inform and provide real advice for minimizing risks.

Staying Safe is clear, comprehensive, and full of instructive and vital tips that cover: Flying with confidence Traveling to a foreign country Identifying a potential terrorist threat Basic safety precautions Survival and escape strategies Securing your business Keeping your identity confidential Making transactions on the Internet And much more

Terrorism (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Rosemary H. T O'Kane Terrorism (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Rosemary H. T O'Kane
R682 Discovery Miles 6 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The history of terrorism stretches back nearly two thousand years and terrorism, both in the forms of terrorist groups and terror regimes, is an inherent part of the modern world: from Anarchist groups to al-Qaida; from Hitler's Germany and SS to al-Bashir's Sudan and Janjaweed militias. It is a subject of high current interest that is rarely out of the news (not least as the legacy of '9/11') and it is also of enduring interest. As a new volume in the Seminar Studies series, Terrorism has been brought up-to-date and now looks at both contemporary terrorism and its historical antecedents, providing a much needed introduction to the subject.

Radical Origins - Why We Are Losing the Battle Against Islamic Extremism: And How to Turn the Tide (Paperback): Azeem Ibrahim Radical Origins - Why We Are Losing the Battle Against Islamic Extremism: And How to Turn the Tide (Paperback)
Azeem Ibrahim
R367 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R127 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

More than thirteen years ago after the "War on Terror" was declared, many in the West now feel less secure than ever before. Many security experts believe global Jihad is on the rise throughout the West, and yet these same experts do not know how to stop the rising tide. Military action abroad and police action at home have only attended to the symptoms of terrorism, not the cause. The root, according to Dr. Ibrahim, is actually the extreme ideology of Wahhabism-the puritanical, reactionary, isolationist, xenophobic, and bigoted sect of Sunni Islam that has been the ideological bedrock of the state of Saudi Arabia since its original rise in the 18th Century. Foreign policy, socio-economic factors, alienation, and identity are often invoked in explaining the rise in radicalization, and while they do have a role to play, these are secondary factors. The primary cause is ideology, and Dr. Ibrahim places the origins of this radical extremism in historic context in a cogent manner, while also articulating specific policy goals and social action points going forward. Much of it hinges on altering decades of geopolitics regarding Saudi Arabia. In his groundbreaking Radical Origins, Dr. Ibrahim will provide an accessible primer on radicalism, an understanding of jihadist history, and a way forward, debunking misconceptions about Islam and this jihadist offshoot along the way. This remarkable work culminates in a powerful body of evidence about how to contain, reduce, and stop the spread of radicalization once and for all.

Constructions of Terrorism - An Interdisciplinary Approach to Research and Policy (Hardcover): Michael Stohl, Richard Burchill,... Constructions of Terrorism - An Interdisciplinary Approach to Research and Policy (Hardcover)
Michael Stohl, Richard Burchill, Scott Howard Englund
R1,888 R1,407 Discovery Miles 14 070 Save R481 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Discussions about the meaning of terrorism are enduring in everyday language, government policy, news reporting, and international politics. And disagreements about both the definition and the class of violent events that constitute terrorism contribute to the difficulty of formulating effective responses aimed at the prevention and management of the threat of terrorism and the development of counterterrorism policies. Constructions of Terrorism collects works from the leading scholars on terrorism from an array of disciplines-including communication, political science, sociology, global studies, and public policy-to establish appropriate research frameworks for understanding how we construct our understanding of terrorism.

Terrorism and Communism - A Contribution to the Natural History of Revolution (Paperback): Karl Kautsky Terrorism and Communism - A Contribution to the Natural History of Revolution (Paperback)
Karl Kautsky
R1,016 Discovery Miles 10 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published in English in 1920, this work is a reissue of Karl Kautsky's seminal work dealing with the origins and history of the forces at work in revolutionary epochs, which offers pathbreaking insights on the development of civilisation. The opening chapters, dealing with eigthteenth century France, are of special interest to the student of the French revolution. The section devoted to the Commune of Paris offers a stimulating and provocative description of this famous govenment of the working class. The reissue of this controversial and extraordinary work will be welcomed by all those interested in the history of Communism in particular and the theory and history of revolution in general.

Imperial Hubris - Why the West is Losing the War on Terror (Hardcover, New): Michael Scheuer Imperial Hubris - Why the West is Losing the War on Terror (Hardcover, New)
Michael Scheuer
R654 R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 Save R133 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Though U.S. leaders try to convince the world of their success in fighting al Qaeda, one anonymous member of the U.S. intelligence community would like to inform the public that we are, in fact, losing the war on terror. Further, until U.S. leaders recognize the etrant path they have irresponsibly chosen, he says, our enemies will only grow stronger. According to the author, the greatest danger for Americans confronting the Islamist threat is to believe - at the urging of U.S. leaders - that Muslims attack us for what we are and what we think rather than for what we do. Blustering political rhetoric "informs" the public that the Islamists are offended by the Western world's democratic freedoms, civil liberties, intermingling of genders, and separation of church and state. However, although aspects of the modern world may offend conservative Muslims, no Islamist leader has fomented jihad to destroy participatory democracy, for example, the national association of credit unions, or coed universities. Instead, a growing segment of the Islamic world strenuously disapproves of specific U.S. policies and their attendant military, political, and economic implications. Capitalizing on growing anti-U.S. animosity, Osama bin Laden's genius lies not simply in calling for jihad, but in articulating a consistent and convincing case that Islam is under attack by America. Al Qaeda's public statements condemn America's protection of corrupt Muslim regimes, unqualified support for Israel, the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, and a further litany of real-world grievances. Bin Laden's supporters thus identify their problem and believe their solution lies in war. Anonymous contends they will go to any length, not to destroy our secular, democratic way of life, but to deter what they view as specific attacks on their lands, their communities, and their religion. Unless U.S. leaders recognize this fact and adjust their policies abroad accordingly, even moderate Muslims will join the bin Laden camp.

9/11 - The Culture of Commemoration (Paperback, New edition): David Simpson 9/11 - The Culture of Commemoration (Paperback, New edition)
David Simpson
R463 Discovery Miles 4 630 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, a general sense that the world was different--that nothing would ever be the same--settled upon a grieving nation; the events of that day were received as cataclysmic disruptions of an ordered world. Refuting this claim, David Simpson examines the complex and paradoxical character of American public discourse since that September morning, considering the ways the event has been aestheticized, exploited, and appropriated, while "Ground Zero" remains the contested site of an effort at adequate commemoration.
In "9/11, "Simpson argues that elements of the conventional culture of mourning and remembrance--grieving the dead, summarizing their lives in obituaries, and erecting monuments in their memory--have been co-opted for political advantage. He also confronts those who labeled the event an "apocalypse," condemning their exploitation of 9/11 for the defense of torture and war.
In four elegant chapters--two of which expand on essays originally published in the "London Review of Books "to great acclaim--Simpson analyzes the response to 9/11: the nationally syndicated "Portraits of Grief" obituaries in the "New York Times"; the debates over the rebuilding of the World Trade Center towers and the memorial design; the representation of American and Iraqi dead after the invasion of March 2003, along with the worldwide circulation of the Abu Ghraib torture photographs; and the urgent and largely ignored critique of homeland rhetoric from the domain of critical theory.
Calling for a sustained cultural and theoretical analysis, "9/11" is the first book of its kind to consider the events of that tragic day with a perspective so firmlygrounded in the humanities and so persuasive about the contribution they can make to our understanding of its consequences.

Under Construction - Making Homeland Security at the Local Level (Paperback): Kerry B. Fosher Under Construction - Making Homeland Security at the Local Level (Paperback)
Kerry B. Fosher
R692 Discovery Miles 6 920 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, security became the paramount concern of virtually everyone involved in governing the United States. While the public's most enduring memories of that time involved the actions of the Bush administration or Congress, the day-to-day reality of homeland security was worked out at the local level. Kerry B. Fosher, having begun an anthropological study of counterterrorism in Boston a few months prior to the attacks, thus found herself in a unique position to observe the formation of an immensely important area of government practice. "Under Construction" goes behind the headlines and beyond official policy to describe the human activities, emotions, relationships, and decisions that shaped the way most Americans experienced homeland security. Fosher's two years of fieldwork focused on how responders and planners actually worked, illuminating the unofficial strategies that allowed them to resolve conflicts and get things done in the absence of a functioning bureaucracy. Given her unprecedented access, Fosher's account is an exceptional opportunity to see how seemingly monolithic institutions are constructed, maintained, and potentially transformed by a community of people.

Environmental Security and Ecoterrorism (Hardcover, 2011 ed.): Hami Alpas, Simon M. Berkowicz, Irina Ermakova Environmental Security and Ecoterrorism (Hardcover, 2011 ed.)
Hami Alpas, Simon M. Berkowicz, Irina Ermakova
R5,060 R3,905 Discovery Miles 39 050 Save R1,155 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In recent years, the concept of environmental security has been adapted to include preparedness for acts of ecoterrorism. This latter term has now become synonymous with environmental terrorism where the perpetrator uses the environment as a weapon to harm an opponent. The intended outcome is usually large-scale deaths, severe damage to the environment, and instilling fear in the general population. This book explores various facets of ecoterrorism including the role of the state in pursuing and maintaining environmental security, a review of the concept of ecoterrorism, food security challenges and weaknesses, technological countermeasures to enable rapid detection or response, and existing pollution sources and hazards that may serve as targets for terrorist acts. In sum, this volume provides a useful overview for both the layperson and experienced researchers.

Environmental Security and Ecoterrorism (Paperback, 2011 ed.): Hami Alpas, Simon M. Berkowicz, Irina Ermakova Environmental Security and Ecoterrorism (Paperback, 2011 ed.)
Hami Alpas, Simon M. Berkowicz, Irina Ermakova
R2,541 R1,991 Discovery Miles 19 910 Save R550 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In recent years, the concept of environmental security has been adapted to include preparedness for acts of ecoterrorism. This latter term has now become synonymous with environmental terrorism where the perpetrator uses the environment as a weapon to harm an opponent. The intended outcome is usually large-scale deaths, severe damage to the environment, and instilling fear in the general population. This book explores various facets of ecoterrorism including the role of the state in pursuing and maintaining environmental security, a review of the concept of ecoterrorism, food security challenges and weaknesses, technological countermeasures to enable rapid detection or response, and existing pollution sources and hazards that may serve as targets for terrorist acts. In sum, this volume provides a useful overview for both the layperson and experienced researchers.

Anti-Terrorism, Citizenship and Security (Paperback): Lee Jarvis, Michael Lister Anti-Terrorism, Citizenship and Security (Paperback)
Lee Jarvis, Michael Lister
R671 Discovery Miles 6 710 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explores how different publics make sense of and evaluate anti-terrorism powers within the UK, and the implications of this for citizenship and security. Drawing on primary empirical research, the book argues that whilst white individuals are not unconcerned about the effects of anti-terrorism, ethnic minority citizens (including, but not only those identifying as Muslim) believe that anti-terrorism powers have impacted negatively on their citizenship and security. This book thus offers the first systematic engagement with 'vernacular' or 'everyday' understandings of anti-terrorism policy, citizenship and security. It argues that while transformations in anti-terrorism frameworks impact on public experiences of security and citizenship, they do not do so in a uniform, homogeneous, or predictable manner. At the same time, public understandings and expectations of security and citizenship themselves shape how developments in anti-terrorism frameworks are discussed. -- .

The Routledge Handbook of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency (Paperback): Paul B. Rich, Isabelle Duyvesteyn The Routledge Handbook of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency (Paperback)
Paul B. Rich, Isabelle Duyvesteyn
R1,220 Discovery Miles 12 200 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This new handbook provides a wide-ranging overview of the current state of academic analysis and debate on insurgency and counterinsurgency, as well as an-up-to date survey of contemporary insurgent movements and counter-insurgencies. In recent years, and more specifically since the insurgency in Iraq from 2003, academic interest in insurgency and counterinsurgency has substantially increased. These topics have become dominant themes on the security agenda, replacing peacekeeping, humanitarian operations and terrorism as key concepts. The aim of this volume is to showcase the rich thinking that is available in the area of insurgency and counterinsurgency studies and act as a further guide for study and research. In order to contain this wide-ranging topic within an accessible and informative framework, the Editors have divided the text into three key parts: Part I: Theoretical and Analytical Issues Part II: Insurgent Movements Part III: Counterinsurgency Cases The Routledge Handbook of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency will be of great interest to all students of insurgency and small wars, terrorism/counter-terrorism, strategic studies, security studies and IR in general, as well as professional military colleges and policymakers.

Japanese - Descriptive Grammar (Paperback): John Hinds Japanese - Descriptive Grammar (Paperback)
John Hinds
R1,493 Discovery Miles 14 930 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Accidental Spy (Paperback): Sean O'Driscoll The Accidental Spy (Paperback)
Sean O'Driscoll 1
R256 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R47 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The astonishing, gripping and long-awaited inside story of an ordinary man who became an extraordinary spy. After years of living in semi-isolation, David Rupert speaks for the first time about how a trucker from New York ended up being recruited to the FBI and MI5 at one of the most crucial moments in British political history. Including shock revelations about Rupert's discoveries working within the Real IRA - such as sending plastic explosives and detonators, hidden inside toys, to a primary school in Donegal. Author Sean O'Driscoll tells the incredible story of David, 'The Big Yank', a 6ft7 American tourist who found himself at the centre of a chilling campaign of terror that targeted civilians, the forces and Prime Minister Tony Blair. Countless lives have been saved by David Rupert's decision to risk his neck working for years within one of the most brutal and ruthless terrorist organisations in the world - an organisation whose language of violence left women and children amongst the dead in the Omagh atrocity. An unprecedented bombing campaign was planned to destroy any hopes of a peace agreement. In a trial that rested entirely on the evidence of the 'Big Yank', those plans for ongoing bloodshed and an end to the Good Friday Agreement were brought to a halt.

Theories of Terrorism - An Introduction (Paperback): Daniela Pisoiu, Sandra Hain Theories of Terrorism - An Introduction (Paperback)
Daniela Pisoiu, Sandra Hain
R927 Discovery Miles 9 270 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This new textbook provides students with a multidisciplinary theoretical and methodological introduction to terrorism studies. The book identifies the main theories proposed in the field of terrorism studies as they relate to several issues: why and how individuals and organizations get involved in terrorism; the definition and concept of terrorism; state terrorism; leaving terrorism behind; counter-terrorism; manifestations of terrorism in time and space. Terrorism studies is a highly heterogeneous field with a broad range of theories and disciplines, marked by ample debates. Beyond individual contributions and unique perspectives, however, it is difficult for students and interested readers to have a broader and structured grasp of the theoretical landscape within and behind the study of terrorism. This textbook offers a valuable new teaching tool which aims to provide students with the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological toolbox necessary to understand and research terrorism. This book will be essential reading for students of terrorism studies, political violence, and counter-terrorism, and is highly recommended for students of security studies, criminology, politics, and international relations.

Conflict and Security in Africa (Paperback, New): Rita Abrahamsen Conflict and Security in Africa (Paperback, New)
Rita Abrahamsen
R560 R504 Discovery Miles 5 040 Save R56 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

More than any other part of the globe, Africa has become associated with conflict, insecurity and human rights atrocities. In the popular imagination and the media, overpopulation, environmental degradation and ethnic hatred dominate accounts of African violence, while in academic and policy-making circles, conflict and insecurity have also come to occupy centre stage, with resource-hungry warlords and notions of 'greed' and 'grievance' playing key explanatory roles. Since the attacks of 9/11, there has also been mounting concern that the continent's so-called 'ungoverned spaces' will provide safe havens for terrorists intent on destroying Western civilization. The Review of African Political Economy has engaged extensively with issues of conflict and security, both analysing on-going conflicts and often challenging predominant modes of explanation and interpretation. This Review of African Political Economy Reader provides a timely, comprehensive and critical contribution to contemporary debates about conflict and security on the continent. The first section, covers some of the continent's main post-Cold War conflicts and demonstrates their global connections. The articles also discuss the so-called 'resource curse', as well as the global arms trade, and reveal the complexities of the relationship between the economic and the political. The second section focuses on security as part of post-Cold War global governance, and discusses the effects of liberal peace-building as well as the link between development assistance and the 'war on terror'. The final section examines life as it continues in conditions of war and shows how insecurity reconfigures urban space, transforms social order, identities and authority. Rita Abrahamsen is Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa, Canada Published in association with ROAPE ROAPE African Readers Series Editors: Tunde Zack-Williams & Ray Bush

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