Historical Dictionary of Terrorism
Sean K. Anderson
Historical Dictionary of Terrorism : Stephen Sloan,Sean K. Anderson : Vision Books : Book (ISBN: 8170945135)
Price: Rs. 595
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Published in 2002
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ready-reference on terrorism around the world
The horrific events of 11 September 2001 caught the world
at large off-guard and drove home how terrorists can now destroy and disrupt the
lives of millions of people. From the earlier complacency about terrorism
impacting only some traditional fault-lines, the airplane-bomb destruction of
New York’s World Trade Center towers and a portion of the Pentagon brought home
the ever-present threat of a terrorist attack anywhere and anytime, leaving
people suddenly searching for a better understanding of this "new war".
This dictionary packs in a wealth of information regarding
major terrorist groups around the world, significant terrorist events and the
weapons of terror. Beginning with acts of terrorism from the first century to
latter-day leftist, rightist, secessionist and religious fundamentalists, this
book offers rich insights into how and why such groups originate and how they
Types of terrorism
Classification of terrorist groups
New players and changing motivations of terrorists
Impact of technology on contemporary terrorism and the
future threats of weapons of mass destruction and cyber-terrorism.
Pertinent international laws and legal doctrines are also
covered, and the book’s extensive bibliography presents essential further
resources useful for the study and prevention of terrorism.
A special section on terrorism in South Asia makes
available for easy reference the long-running phenomenon of terrorism in the
region highlighting its main protagonists, important events, including
assassination of two Indian prime ministers, and cross-border terrorism.
This timely reference work holds wide appeal for government
officials, security experts, analysts and researchers, journalists, and the
general public — in fact, anyone seeking a better, fuller understanding of the
growing world-wide menace of terrorism.
Stephen Sloan (B.A., Washington Square College of New York University; M.A.
and Ph.D., Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at New York University) is
Professor of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Sloan’s
interest in the study of terrorism is part of his long-term commitment to the
study of political violence. His fieldwork in the Republic of Indonesia,
coinciding with the abortive coup d’état of 1965 in which over 100,000 people
killed, led to the publication of his first book, A Study in Political
Violence: The Indonesian Experience (Rand McNally, 1971). Since 1966 Dr.
Sloan has pioneered the development of simulations of terrorist incidents to
assist domestic and foreign law-enforcement departments, as well as the U.S.
Army and U.S. Air Force, in developing counterterrorist operational skills. His
policy and field training led to publication of a second book, Simulating
Terrorism (University of Oklahoma Press, 1980). Dr. Sloan also has been
deeply involved in formulating counterterrorism doctrine for the military, as
well as contributing to an evaluation of U.S. policies toward terrorism. In 1986
he served as an expert contributor to the Vice President’s Task Force on
Combating Terrorism. Dr. Sloan’s latest books include: Low-Intensity
Conflict: Old Threats in a New World, coedited with Edwin G. Corr (Westview,
1992), and Corporate Aviation Security: The Next Frontier in Aerospace
Operations, coauthored with Harry Pizer (University of Oklahoma Press,
1992). Dr. Sloan is also the first visiting fellow of the Oklahoma National
Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism.
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