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The Resource Terrorism in context, edited by Martha Crenshaw

Terrorism in context, edited by Martha Crenshaw

Label
Terrorism in context
Title
Terrorism in context
Statement of responsibility
edited by Martha Crenshaw
Creator
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An interdisciplinary investigation of the phenomenon of terrorism in its political, social, and economic context as it has occurred throughout the world from the nineteenth century to the present. Acts of violence committed by terrorists have become a staple of news reports in modern times, from hijackings to bombings, kidnappings to assassinations. How are we to understand both the causes and the consequences of these disturbing events? The key, this volume of original essays shows, lies in linking terrorism to the different contexts--historical, political, social, and economic--in which it occurs. The fourteen contributors to this volume--historians, political scientists, and sociologists--provide the expertise to explain the continuities and discontinuities in the development of this form of violent political action in a variety of contexts. They link terrorism to the pattern of relations between state and society and between government and oppositions. Their studies range from the early manifestations of terrorism in revolutionary Russia and the anarchist movements of Western Europe and the United States in the late nineteenth century up to the terrorism still ongoing in Latin America and the Middle East. A section on left-wing terrorism covers the activities of the Italian Red Brigades and German Red Army Faction in the 1960s and 1970s, the urban guerrilla warfare in Argentina in the 1970s, and the rise of Sendero Luminoso in Peru during the 1980s and 1990s. Another section deals with terrorism arising from conflicts in divided societies--by Basques in Spain, the IRA in Northern Ireland, and Sikhs in India. The last major section considers terrorism as it has been linked to the establishment of nation-states in Algeria, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the effort of Iran to export its Islamic revolution throughout the Middle East. The Introduction sets the stage for the individual case studies by outlining an approach to analyzing terrorism in different historical contexts, and the Conclusion by French sociologist Michel Wieviorka highlights some of the common themes that emerge from the case studies and addresses their implications for further research"--provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crenshaw, Martha
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Political violence
Label
Terrorism in context, edited by Martha Crenshaw
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Papers originally presented at a meeting sponsored by the Ford Foundation in 1992
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Thoughts on relating terrorism to historical contexts / Martha Crenshaw -- The intellectual origins of modern terrorism in Europe / Martin A. Miller -- Russian revolutionary terrorism / Philip Pomper -- Left-wing terrorism in Italy / Donatella della Porta -- West German left-wing terrorism / Peter H. Merkl -- Political violence in Argentina: guerrillas, terrorists, and carapintadas / Richard Gillespie -- The revolutionary terrorism of Peru's shining path / David Scott Palmer -- The culture of paramilitarism in Ireland / Charles Townshend -- Political violence and terrorism in India: the crisis of identity / Paul Wallace -- Political violence in a democratic state: Basque terrorism in Spain / Goldie Shabad, Francisco Jose Llera Ramo -- The effectiveness of terrorism in the Algerian War / Martha Crenshaw -- Terrorism in the Arab-Israeli conflict: targets and audiences / Ian S. Lustick -- Terrorism and politics in Iran / Jerrold D. Green -- Terrorism in the context of academic research / Michel Wieviorka
Control code
FIEb17370711
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 633 pages
Isbn
9780271010144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 3240239
  • (OCoLC)28111509
Label
Terrorism in context, edited by Martha Crenshaw
Publication
Copyright
Note
Papers originally presented at a meeting sponsored by the Ford Foundation in 1992
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Thoughts on relating terrorism to historical contexts / Martha Crenshaw -- The intellectual origins of modern terrorism in Europe / Martin A. Miller -- Russian revolutionary terrorism / Philip Pomper -- Left-wing terrorism in Italy / Donatella della Porta -- West German left-wing terrorism / Peter H. Merkl -- Political violence in Argentina: guerrillas, terrorists, and carapintadas / Richard Gillespie -- The revolutionary terrorism of Peru's shining path / David Scott Palmer -- The culture of paramilitarism in Ireland / Charles Townshend -- Political violence and terrorism in India: the crisis of identity / Paul Wallace -- Political violence in a democratic state: Basque terrorism in Spain / Goldie Shabad, Francisco Jose Llera Ramo -- The effectiveness of terrorism in the Algerian War / Martha Crenshaw -- Terrorism in the Arab-Israeli conflict: targets and audiences / Ian S. Lustick -- Terrorism and politics in Iran / Jerrold D. Green -- Terrorism in the context of academic research / Michel Wieviorka
Control code
FIEb17370711
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 633 pages
Isbn
9780271010144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 3240239
  • (OCoLC)28111509

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