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The United States and Terrorism

The United States and Terrorism Author Ron Hirschbein
ISBN-10 9781442237797
Release 2015-04-21
Pages 160
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What is terrorism? Academics search in vain for the unholy grail: the definition of terrorism that will exonerate or condemn American officials. There are many vying definitions and no tribunal to resolve the contest. In this unique essay, Ron Hirschbein analyzes conflicts in which officials themselves called their actions “terrorist.” He reveals that terrorism didn’t always get bad press. In fact, terror bombing was indispensable to winning World War II. Not only did the Allied Forces bombed German cities, but they also used the nuclear bomb in Japan, killing many noncombatant civilians. During the Cold War, the threat of nuclear annihilation became the strategy to deter war between the superpowers. Many ironies are brought to light in revisiting these conflicts, such as the fact that it was accepted that safety depended upon the willingness to detonate weapons of mass destruction. Not even American citizens enjoyed noncombatant immunity during the Cold War as they were held hostage to mutually assured destruction and marked for sacrifice in various strategic scenarios. Indeed, their lives were risked in confronting crises in Berlin and Cuba. Subsequent conflicts in Korea, Vietnam and Iraq, as well as the War on Terror itself, are also examined. Like World War II, all involved killing noncombatants by accident or design. Casting these conflicts in an ironic light reveals incongruities in language and situations in which triumphant dreams become self-defeating realities (as with the second Iraq war). The War on Terror, now rebranded as an “Overseas Contingency Plan” seems to be the answer to a Jihadist’s prayer. Further, U.S.-led covert attacks and assassinations by drones raise many discussions of legalities. And today the curse of terrorism is fodder for captivating primetime entertainment, enjoyed even by the president of the United States.

Politics and Politicians in Contemporary US Television

Politics and Politicians in Contemporary US Television Author Betty Kaklamanidou
ISBN-10 9781317078487
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 178
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Bringing together well-established scholars of media, political science, sociology, and film to investigate the representation of Washington politics on U.S. television from the mid-2000s to the present, this volume offers stimulating perspectives on the status of representations of contemporary US politics, the role of government and the machinations and intrigue often associated with politicians and governmental institutions. The authors help to locate these representations both in the context of the history of earlier television shows that portrayed the political culture of Washington as well as within the current political culture transpiring both inside and outside of "The Beltway." With close attention to issues of gender, race and class and offering studies from contemporary quality television, including popular programmes such as The West Wing, Veep, House of Cards, The Americans, The Good Wife and Scandal, the authors examine the ways in which televisual representations reveal changing attitudes towards Washington culture, shedding light on the role of the media in framing the public’s changing perception of politics and politicians. Exploring the new era in which television finds itself, with new production practices and the possible emergence of a new ’political genre’ emerging, Politics and Politicians in Contemporary U.S. Television also considers the ’humanizing’ of political characters on television, asking what that representation of politicians as human beings says about the national political culture. A fascinating study that sits at the intersection of politics and television, this book will appeal to scholars of popular culture, sociology, cultural and media studies.

Terrorism Media Liberation

Terrorism  Media  Liberation Author John David Slocum
ISBN-10 0813536081
Release 2005
Pages 353
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September 11, 2001 made the dangers of terrorism horrifyingly real for Americans. Although not the first or only attack on U.S. soil, its magnitude renewed old debates and raised fresh concerns about the relations between media and such events. How should the news - print, cable, network, radio, Internet - cover stories? What visual evidence does the public have the right to see and what is not acceptable to show to the viewing public at home? How can - or should - such events be retold cinematically? Bringing together fifteen classic essays by prominent scholars in a variety of fields, including history, international relations, communications, American studies, anthropology, political science, and cultural studies, Terrorism, Media, Liberation explores the relationship between violent political actions and the technological media that present and frame them for mass audiences.

International Terrorism Response of India Pakistan and the United States

International Terrorism  Response of India  Pakistan and the United States Author Ed. K.R. Gupta
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105025968897
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 272
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Terrorism Now Has Become A World-Wide Phenomenon. During The Last Two Decades The World Has Been Marked By An Increasing Number Of Terrorist Attacks. Terrorism Occurs When A Group, Whether Holding Governmental Office, Or Outside Government, Resolves To Pursue A Set Of Ideological Objectives By Methods Which Not Only Subvert Or Ignore The Requirements Of Domestic And International Law, But Which Rely For Their Success Primarily Upon The Threat Or Use Of Violence. There Are Now Over One Lakh Jehadis All Over The Islamic World, In Afghanistan, Kashmir, Albania, Chechnaya (Russia), Xin-Jiang (China), Central Asia And Elsewhere.Though The Entire World Is Concerned With International Terrorism, India, Pakistan And The United States Have Shown Vital Interest In Fighting The Menace Of Global Terrorism. Volumes 5 And 6 Study In Detail The Response To Terrorism Of The These Countries.It Is Hoped That The Book Would Be Found Useful By The Executives Of The World And Regional Organisations, Non-Government Organisations Concerned With World Peace And Security, Government Executives And Parliamentarians In Different Countries Concerned With Tackling Terrorism, Students Of Political Science And The Common Man Interested In Day-To-Day World Affairs.

Security Strategy and Transatlantic Relations

Security Strategy and Transatlantic Relations Author Roland Dannreuther
ISBN-10 9781134143603
Release 2006-09-27
Pages 268
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In this much-needed study of current strategic thinking on both sides of the Atlantic, a diverse collection of leading European and American analysts are assembled to tackle key questions that remain unanswered in the existing literature: how much do new security strategies signal convergence or divergence in US and EU foreign and security policy doctrine? what tangible political and policy impacts can be attributed to new security strategies? what are the implications for US and EU policies towards specific regions? what are the prospects for collective transatlantic action? The legacy of 9/11 is scrutinized against the backdrop of the strategic thinking that preceded it. In the 1990s, the US struggled to develop a new doctrine for American foreign policy, seeking at various times to promote a ‘New World Order’ or ‘democratic enlargement’. For its part, the EU had tried to underpin its new Common Foreign and Security Policy with a coherent set of ‘European values’ – multilateralism, human rights, environmental protection, and poverty reduction – that were best defended via collective European action. Key continuities and changes in these transatlantic efforts since 9/11 are clearly identified and closely examined.

Clues A Journal of Detection Vol 34 No 2 Fall 2016

Clues  A Journal of Detection  Vol  34  No  2  Fall 2016 Author Janice M. Allan
ISBN-10 9781476626093
Release 2016-09-19
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Clues A Journal of Detection Vol 34 No 2 Fall 2016 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Clues A Journal of Detection Vol 34 No 2 Fall 2016 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Clues A Journal of Detection Vol 34 No 2 Fall 2016 book for free.

The Middle East How Conflict Resolution Can Extinguish Terrorism The Power of Cultural Sub Cultural Understanding

The Middle East  How Conflict Resolution Can Extinguish Terrorism  The Power of Cultural   Sub Cultural Understanding Author Mary Kendall Hope
ISBN-10 9781312290570
Release 2014-11-18
Pages 100
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In the course of the defense of a nation, we, the people of that nation must have the courage to embrace innovative change. To keep our democracy, we cannot accept ignorance and the rut of tradition when traditional methods cease to work. We must have faith in new methods and go forward with the better knowledge that we have and embrace positive change. We have made many irreversible mistakes by racing as fast and hard as we can to the most immediate answer. A country destroyed by war and in the throes of sectarian violence deserves more than the most immediate answer. The decisions made by the United States to initiate war in Middle East have deeply impacted our world. Anyone who has traveled abroad will confirm that the United States' presence, as a stimulant for comparison exists in nearly every culture in this world. Unfortunately, since our invasion of Middle East, the comparisons made to the U.S. have become negative ones. We need to work to restore our positive standing on the world stage.

Contradictions of Terrorism

Contradictions of Terrorism Author Sandra Walklate
ISBN-10 9781136240812
Release 2014-09-15
Pages 194
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Over the last fifteen years there has been a significant growth in literature dealing with terrorism. Nevertheless, scholars within mainstream criminology have only recently begun to grapple with the problem of terrorism in a sustained fashion. In this provocative book the authors provide both an exposition of the contradictions that have emerged around the regulation of terrorism and an incisive analysis of the questions that the management of terrorism poses for the discipline. Focusing primarily on the processes and practices that have emerged in the United States and the United Kingdom, the book provides a critical account of the political construction, mediation and regulation of terrorist threat since the events of 9/11. The authors explore the ways in which new institutional modes of risk assessment based on the principle of pre-emption have impacted on individuals targeted by them. Noting the dilemmas produced by the pre-emptive turn, the authors also elucidate more recent moves to develop the idea of resilience in counter-terrorism and security policy. This book will be suitable for academics and students interested in political violence, terrorism, geopolitics and risk, as well as for practitioners and experts working in the security industries.


Sociology Author Brian J. Jones
ISBN-10 0030296382
Release 1995
Pages 743
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The authors "sketch social structure in ascending levels proceeding upward from individual experience. Microstructure encompasses social networks and statuses and roles, structures enmeshed in the everyday experience of individuals. Macrostructure encompasses all varieties of groups, from clubs of computer hackers, through organizations such as IBM, all the way up to the supergroup of society itself. Megastructure encompasses structural relations connecting whole societies"--Pref.

Grave New World

Grave New World Author Michael E. Brown
ISBN-10 1589013352
Release 2003-07-29
Pages 352
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The optimism that arrived at the end of the cold war and marked the turn of the Millennium was shattered by September 11. In the aftermath of that event it is not unwarranted pessimism that lines the pages of Grave New World, it is unavoidable reality. Terrorism is but one aspect of many other wider concerns for national and international security, and the contributors to this volume not only warn us, but reward us as well with the clarity of their views into—and possible solutions for—a difficult, complicated future. They speak convincingly of the numerous military and non-military challenges that create security problems—whether those are interstate, intrastate, or transnational—many of which are being dangerously overlooked in public policy debates. The challenges and complexities might seem insurmountable but the first step in solving problems is recognizing that they exist. Grave New World provides an eye-opening assessment of the prospects for peace and security in the 21st century. Michael E. Brown frames these issues in his Introduction, "Security Challenges in the 21st Century;" and in his summation, "Security Problems and Security Policy in a Grave New World."

Death Squads in Global Perspective

Death Squads in Global Perspective Author B. Campbell
ISBN-10 9780230108141
Release 2002-10-17
Pages 364
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Death squads have become an increasingly common feature of the modern world. In nearly all instances, their establishment is tolerated, encouraged, or undertaken by the state itself, which thereby risks its monopoly on the use of force, one of the fundamental characteristics of modern states. Why do such a variety of regimes, under very different circumstances, condone such activity? Death Squads in Global Perspective hopes to answer that question and explain not only their development, but also why they can be expected to proliferate in the early 21st century.

God s Truth and Wisdom Revealed Achieving Spiritual Vigilance in the Face of Terrorism

God s Truth and Wisdom Revealed  Achieving Spiritual Vigilance in the Face of Terrorism Author Joshua Stone
ISBN-10 9781469733609
Release 2001-11-27
Pages 141
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One of the most complete and in-depth books ever written on the subject of terrorism from a Spiritual perspective! In this book you will receive a full spectrum prism consciousness understanding from Spirit and the Ascended Masters' perspective on terrorism in general and specifically on the soul's perspective of the terrorist bombing of the twin towers on 9/11. This is one of the most comprehensive overviews ever written on this subject and brings forth an absolutely brilliant and clear understanding of the entire sequence of events from a Spiritual, psychological and political or Earthly perspective. In truth, must reading for everyone in the world given the magnitude of the events we are all now experiencing in our world!

The Psychology of Terrorism

The Psychology of Terrorism Author John G. Horgan
ISBN-10 9781134701490
Release 2014-06-16
Pages 184
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This new edition of John Horgan's critically acclaimed book is fully revised and expanded. The book presents a critical analysis of our existing knowledge and understanding of terrorist psychology. Despite the on-going search for a terrorist pathology, the most insightful and evidence-based research to date not only illustrates the lack of any identifiable psychopathology in terrorists, but demonstrates how frighteningly 'normal' and unremarkable in psychological terms are those who engage in terrorist activity. By producing a clearer map of the processes that impinge upon the individual terrorist, a different type of terrorist psychology emerges, one which has clearer implications for efforts at countering and disrupting violent extremism in today's world. In this 2nd edition, Horgan further develops his approach to the arc of terrorism by delving deeper into his IED model of Involvement, Engagement and Disengagement – the three phases of terrorism experienced by every single terrorist. Drawing on new and exciting research from the past decade, with new details from interviews with terrorists ranging from al-Qaeda to left-wing revolutionaries, biographies and autobiographies of former terrorists, and insights from historic and contemporary terrorist attacks since 2005, Horgan presents a fully revised and expanded edition of his signature text. This new edition of The Psychology of Terrorism will be essential reading for students of terrorism and political violence, and counterterrorism studies, and recommended for forensic psychology, criminology, international security and IR in general.

The Irony of American History

The Irony of American History Author Reinhold Niebuhr
ISBN-10 9780226583990
Release 2010-01-22
Pages 198
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“[Niebuhr] is one of my favorite philosophers. I take away [from his works] the compelling idea that there’s serious evil in the world, and hardship and pain. And we should be humble and modest in our belief we can eliminate those things. But we shouldn’t use that as an excuse for cynicism and inaction. I take away . . . the sense we have to make these efforts knowing they are hard.”—President Barack Obama Forged during the tumultuous but triumphant postwar years when America came of age as a world power, The Irony of American History is more relevant now than ever before. Cited by politicians as diverse as Hillary Clinton and John McCain, Niebuhr’s masterpiece on the incongruity between personal ideals and political reality is both an indictment of American moral complacency and a warning against the arrogance of virtue. Impassioned, eloquent, and deeply perceptive, Niebuhr’s wisdom will cause readers to rethink their assumptions about right and wrong, war and peace. “The supreme American theologian of the twentieth century.”—Arthur Schlesinger Jr., New York Times “Niebuhr is important for the left today precisely because he warned about America’s tendency—including the left’s tendency—to do bad things in the name of idealism. His thought offers a much better understanding of where the Bush administration went wrong in Iraq.”—Kevin Mattson, The Good Society “Irony provides the master key to understanding the myths and delusions that underpin American statecraft. . . . The most important book ever written on US foreign policy.”—Andrew J. Bacevich, from the Introduction

Terrorism in perspective

Terrorism in perspective Author Pamala L. Griset
ISBN-10 0761927522
Release 2003
Pages 391
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For decades, terrorist events have brought the subject of terrorism to the forefront of cultures around the globe and in more recent years, to the United States. And, for as long as violence has been a part of the human experience, the definition of terrorism has been widely debated. Terrorism in Perspective offers undergraduate and graduate students a comprehensive overview of global and domestic terrorism. Rather than focusing on a single definition of terrorism, this volume casts a wider net, focusing on acts of terrorism and their relationship to culture, religion, history, politics, economics, and ideology. Each chapter is introduced with a rich overview of the issues, actors and actions specific to the topic under discussion, providing students with context prior to articles culled from a wide variety of popular, academic, and governmental sources. These previously published articles were selected to deepen the reader's understanding of terrorism by focusing more intently on specific themes. Chapter topics include homegrown terrorism, international terrorism, female involvement in terrorism, the symbiotic relationship between the media and terrorism, and both conventional and non-conventional terrorist tactics. Features & Benefits: Balanced. Broad coverage of past and present terrorist activities both in the U.S. and around the world. Current. Thorough coverage of the events of 9/11/01 and its aftermath, including such topics as counter-terrorism, U.S. foreign and domestic policies, and anti-terrorism legislation. Also includes the State Department report, "Patterns of Global Terrorism 2001" in the appendices. Dynamic. First terrorism textbook to consistently utilize photographs to enhance chapter presentations and end-of-chapter "Explore" sections which direct students to further information on the Web. Student-focused. A mini-atlas in the back of the text includes regional maps with legends locating and identifying terrorist events. The mini-atlas will help students identify the geographic regions and places referred to throughout the book. Recommended as a general reference text and as a primary text for undergraduate students in international relations, politics, and violence and terrorism courses.

The Irony of Democracy An Uncommon Introduction to American Politics

The Irony of Democracy  An Uncommon Introduction to American Politics Author Thomas Dye
ISBN-10 9780495501237
Release 2008-01-03
Pages 448
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While most American politics texts address American politics from a pluralist perspective, THE IRONY OF DEMOCRACY: AN UNCOMMON INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN POLITICS, Fourteenth Edition, approaches the subject by addressing the theme of elitism and contrasting it with democratic theory and modern pluralist theory. Its key question is, How democratic is American society? Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Equal Justice in the Balance

Equal Justice in the Balance Author Raneta Lawson Mack
ISBN-10 0472023756
Release 2009-11-11
Pages 320
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"We are in difficult times for the protection of our liberties. Nonetheless, citizens are showing an increased willingness to resist the erosion of the U.S. Constitution. . . . Lawson Mack and Kelly stress the importance of not giving up these fundamental rights and conclude with a message of optimism, noting an increased backlash against the administration's more draconian measures. Although the landscape is still quite bleak, change is in the air." -Michael Ratner, President, Center for Constitutional Rights, from the foreword "A compelling and sophisticated critique of the U.S. government's post-9/11 actions. Mack and Kelly set the stage with the historical perspective on America's response to terrorism and the assessment of terrorist threats, before launching into a comprehensive analysis of the USA Patriot Act. Their hard-hitting approach and easy-to-read style makes for a fascinating treatment of the government's legislative and executive response to the attacks." -Michael P. Scharf, Case Western Reserve University School of Law With its sweeping critique of the USA Patriot Act and the Bush administration's maneuvers in pursuit of terrorists, Equal Justice in the Balance is a sobering and exacting look at American legal responses to terrorism, both before and after 9/11. The authors detail wide-ranging and persuasive evidence that American antiterrorism legislation has led to serious infringements of our civil rights. They show us how deviations from our fundamental principles of fairness and justice in times of heightened national anxiety-whether the Red Scare, World War II, or the War on Terrorism-have resulted in overreaction and excess, later requiring apologies and reparations to those victimized by a paranoia-driven justice system. While terrorist attacks-especially on a large scale and on American soil-damage our national pride and sense of security, the authors offer powerful arguments for why we must allow our judicial infrastructure, imperfect as it is, to respond without undue interference from the politics of anger and vengeance.