Militant Islamists

Author: Nozar Alaolmolki
Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN: 9780313372216
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An expert on the transnational politics of Central Asia and the Persian Gulf provides a global view of militant Islamist ideologies, activities, and connections.

Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies

Author: Anthony Elliott
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1135196508
Format: PDF
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The Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies offers an exceptionally clear overview of the analysis of identity in the social sciences, and in so doing seeks to develop a new agenda for identity-studies in the twenty-first century. The key theories of identity, ranging from classical accounts to postmodern, psychoanalytic and feminist approaches, are drawn together and critically appraised, and there are substantive sections looking at racial, ethnic, gendered, queer, consumerist, virtual and global identities. The Handbook also makes an essential contribution to the debate now opening up over identity-politics and its cultural consequences. From anti-globalization protestors to new ecological warriors, from devotees of therapy culture to defenders of international human rights: the culture of identity-politics is fast redefining the public political sphere. What future for politics is there after the turn to identity? Throughout there is a strong emphasis on interdisciplinarity with essays covering sociology, psychology, politics, cultural studies and history. The Handbook’s clear and direct style will appeal to a wide undergraduate audience in the social sciences and humanities.

Vanishing Coup

Author: Ivan Perkins
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442222727
Format: PDF
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This thoughtful and engaging book offers the first extended analysis of coups, a central factor shaping world history and politics. Ivan Perkins introduces a new theory to explain why a military coup or revolution is such an unthinkable prospect in advanced democracies. Focusing especially on the first three coup-free states—the Venetian Republic, Great Britain, and the United States—the book traces the evolutionary origins of political violence and the historical rise of republican government. Perkins concludes with a new explanation for the “democratic peace” and shows why coup-free states form enduring alliances.

Islamist Terrorism and Militancy in Indonesia

Author: Kumar Ramakrishna
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9812871942
Format: PDF
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Drawing upon insights from the natural and social sciences, this book puts forth a provocative new argument that the violent Islamist threat in Indonesia today derives its stubborn resilience from being in essence a complex, adaptive and self-organizing system – or what some specialists might even call a super-organism. The book challenges the popular assumption that ideology is the root cause that explains why Indonesian Islamists radicalize into violent extremism. In addition it addresses why despite years of intense security force pressure, seemingly disparate militant cells keep ‘popping up’ like the proverbial hydra - and in the apparent absence of a centralized coordinating body, nevertheless appear to display an organic interconnectivity with one another. Going beyond standard ideological mantras the book argues that fresh inter-disciplinary thinking is needed to cope with the constantly mutating violent Islamist challenge in Indonesia, and puts forth a comprehensive strategy for doing so. It will be of interest to academics and students of terrorism, religion and violence in the Southeast Asian region.

The Insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus

Author: Robert W. Schaefer
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313386358
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus: From Gazavat to Jihad is an exhaustive treatment of the 400-year period leading up to the present. Thematically organized, it cuts through the rhetoric to provide a contextual framework through which readers can understand the conflict in the region.||Among many other topics, the book examines the differences and linkages between insurgency and terrorism; the origins of conflict in the North Caucasus; the involvement of the superpowers from the 17th century on; and the influences of different strains of Islam, of al-Qaida, and of the War on Terror. A critical examination of never-before-revealed Russian COIN campaigns explains why those campaigns are doomed to fail and why such failure means war will once again rage in the south of Russia. Presented through the lens of counterinsurgency theory, this incisive analysis explores the historic roots of each issue, the key players, and the farthest-reaching effects. |

Women as Terrorists

Author: Kim Cragin
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0275989097
Format: PDF
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Two international policy analysts scrutinize the increasingly important operative and support roles women play in various terrorist organizations around the world.

Terrorism 2008 2012

Author: Edward Mickolus
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476614679
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This comprehensive chronology provides coverage of every international terrorist attack covered in public literature--including newspapers, news magazines, radio, television, websites, and other media--from 2008 through 2012, plus updates on events that occurred before that period. It notes trends in suicide bombings, violence against Western and local hostages, letter bombs, food tampering, major assassinations, and other attacks by terrorists of all stripes. Changes in security measures around the world are also included, as are the key players in each event, ranging from terrorists to victims to individuals trying to prevent the next attack.

Death Orders

Author: Anna Geifman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0275997529
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This fascinating study shows how terrorism as developed and practiced in Romanov Russia has, over the past century, manifested itself as the template for modern and postmodern terrorism as a universal sociocultural, psychological, and existential experience, irrespective of particular political causes, ethnic distinctions, and ideological boundaries. * Offers data based on extensive archival and primary research * Includes citations from numerous original sources found in Russian, American, European, and Israeli depositories * Provides a comprehensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources

Protecting Airline Passengers in the Age of Terrorism

Author: Paul Seidenstat
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313354537
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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After 9/11, the United States opted for a higher level of security, especially for the transportation sector, since significant damage to the transportation infrastructure in the form of death and injury to passengers and, collaterally, damage to persons and property threatens to undermine the American economy and society. This work attempts to offer economic analysis techniques that would help in the formulation of air security policy and efficient management applications.