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7. Countering terrorism

7. Countering terrorism  

Charles Townshend

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778186
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10.1093/actrade/9780199603947.003.0007
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What can we do about terrorism? What response will cure the problem? Laqueur asks: ‘can a democratic society subdue terrorism without surrendering the values central to the system?’ ... More
2. Crusaders and conspirators

2. Crusaders and conspirators  

Charles Townshend

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2011
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9780191778186
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10.1093/actrade/9780199603947.003.0002
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What is a good terrorist? The image of a terrorist as a psychopathic killer overrides academic attempts to modify it. What sort of person becomes a terrorist depends on circumstance. ... More
5. Nationalism and terror

5. Nationalism and terror  

Charles Townshend

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2011
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The framework for much of modern terrorist action is ethnic or nationalist, with each nationalism being culturally unique. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in June 1914 was a ... More
6. Religious terror

6. Religious terror  

Charles Townshend

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2011
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9780191778186
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10.1093/actrade/9780199603947.003.0006
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At the close of the last century, the world faced an upsurge of religious fundamentalism. The liberal assumption that the rise of modern society and the demise of religion came hand in hand ... More
4. Revolutionary terrorism

4. Revolutionary terrorism  

Charles Townshend

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2011
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9780191778186
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10.1093/actrade/9780199603947.003.0004
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The word ‘revolutionary’ has been applied during the last century in three social-political contexts: within existing nation-states; in external colonial situations; and in ‘internal ... More
3. The reign of terror

3. The reign of terror  

Charles Townshend

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2011
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9780191778186
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10.1093/actrade/9780199603947.003.0003
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What are the origins of terrorism? The notion of terrorism, or more specifically, terror, came from the French Revolution. The terror transformed the Revolution from a liberating to a ... More
1. The trouble with terrorism

1. The trouble with terrorism  

Charles Townshend

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2011
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9780191778186
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10.1093/actrade/9780199603947.003.0001
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The point of terrorism is to upset people. It makes us feel vulnerable. Sometimes, attempts at rational analysis are viewed as giving aid and comfort to, or sympathizing with, the enemy. ... More

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