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Understanding Global Terror by Christopher Ankersen
  

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Understanding Global Terror by Christopher Ankersen

International terrorism and the 'war' against it have come to define the age in which we live. The threat of terrorist attacks and the measures taken by governments around the world to prevent such atrocities are now part of our daily lives. But what exactly do we mean by global terrorism? Why does it occur? And, most importantly, what can be done about it? This book explores global terror from a range of perspectives - from the impact of terrorism on the international system to the American 'War on Terror' and the individual motivations of the suicide bomber. Core themes such as the funding of terrorist groups and the roles of intelligence-gathering and international law in combating terrorism are fully explored. The volume also offers in-depth analyses of the relationship between globalization and terrorism as well as regional and country-based responses to the rise of terrorist networks in Europe, Russia, Southeast Asia and Africa. Understanding Global Terror includes a thought-provoking preface by Philip C. Bobbitt and contributions from Christopher Ankersen, Alexander Bialsky, James Boutilier, Chris Brown, Michael Cox, Lawrence Freedman, Margot Light, Christopher Mackmurdo, Kerry Lynn Nanikvell, Martin Navias, Ami Pedahzur, Arie Perliger, Dinah Pokempner, Timothy Shaw, and William Wallace.

Reviews

By resisting the temptation to indulge in utopian fantasising, this experienced group of scholars, including Chris Brown, Thomas Pogge and Andrew Kuper, take their role of drawing up a new blueprint for global governance suitably seriously ... the careful selection of essays [constitute an] excellent collection. Political Studies Review An intelligent and rounded book for those seeking to understand global terror. Political Studies Review A useful addition to the burgeoning literature on the global war on terror. Democratiya This book explores the funding of terrorist groups and the roles of intelligence-gathering and international law in combating terrorism. Contributions from a range of eminent analysts add vigour to the arguments. Diplomat Understanding Global Terror is an important book that challenges the cliches that have grown on this subject. It is an essential resource for all those seeking to comprehend how terrorism and the war against it have changed international relations since September 2001. An impressive collection of thought-provoking essays by some of the top minds in the UK, the US, and beyond, this book provides insight into the 'big picture
of global terror. It demonstrates that there is no single

'war on terror'
but rather several, each being fought for different reasons and in different ways. David Betz, King

's College London'


About the Author

Christopher Ankerson is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th June 2007

Author

Christopher Ankersen

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Publisher

Polity Press

Format

Paperback
264 pages

Categories

Terrorism, armed struggle

ISBN

9780745634609

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