Political Terrorism: A New Guide To Actors, Authors, Concepts, Data Bases, Theories, And Literature

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Transaction Publishers, 2005 - Political Science - 700 pages
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While there is no easy way to define terrorism, it may generally be viewed as a method of violence in which civilians are targeted with the objective of forcing a perceived enemy into submission by creating fear, demoralization, and political friction in the population under attack. At one time a marginal field of study in the social sciences, terrorism is now very much in center stage. The 1970s terrorist attacks by the PLO, the Provisional Irish Republican Army, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Japanese Red Army, the Unabomber, Aum Shinrikyo, Timothy McVeigh, the World Trade Center attacks, the assault on a school in Russia, and suicide bombers have all made the term "terrorism" an all-too-common part of our vocabulary.

This edition of Political Terrorism was originally published in the 1980s, well before some of the horrific events noted above. This monumental collection of definitions, conceptual frameworks, paradigmatic formulations, and bibliographic sources is being reissued in paperback now as a resource for the expanding community of researchers on the subject of terrorism. This is a carefully constructed guide to one of the most urgent issues of the world today.

When the first edition was originally published, Choice noted, "This extremely useful reference tool should be part of any serious social science collection." Chronicles of Culture called it "a tremendously comprehensive book about a subject that any who have anything to lose--from property to liberty, life to limbs--should be forewarned against."

Alex P. Schmid received his Ph.D. from the University of Zrich, Switzerland, and is a professor in the Department of Political Science at Leiden University. He is the coauthor, with Albert J. Jongman, of Soviet Military Interventions since 1945, available from Transaction. Albert J. Jongman is principal researcher for PIOOM, the Interdisciplinary Research Programme on Causes of Human Rights Violations, and has been a research assistant at the SIPRI in Sweden. He is the author of Monitoring Human Rights Violations (State Violence, State Terrorism, and Human Rights).Irving Louis Horowitz is Hannah Arendt Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Political Science at Rutgers University, and the chairman and editorial director of Transaction Publishers.

  

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Contents

TERRORISM AND RELATED CONCEPTS DEFINITION
1
ON DEFINING TERRORISM
5
SYMBOLIC VIOLENCE OR NOT?
7
A NARROW OR BROAD DEFINITION?
10
ONE OR MANY?
12
A METHOD OF COMBAT?
13
TERRORISM WITHOUT TERROR?
19
THE COMMUNICATION FUNCTION
21
POSTSCRIPT
130
DATA AND DATA BASES ON STATE AND NONSTATE TERRORISM
137
DATA AND DATA BASES ON NONGOVERNMENTAL TERRORISM
139
NONCOMPUTERBASED DATA BASES
150
JOURNALS AND INSTITUTES IN THE FIELD OF TERRORISM
153
CHRONOLOGIES
158
Federal Republic of Germany
159
United States
160

THE NORMATIVE QUESTION
25
ANOTHER DEFINITIONAL ATTEMPT
28
UNSOLVED CONCEPTUAL PROBLEMS OF TERRORISM
29
A SELECTION OF RECENT GOVERNMENTAL AND ACADEMIC DEFINITIONS
32
TYPOLOGIES
39
TYPOLOGIES OF TERRORISM
40
ACTORBASED TYPOLOGIES
43
POLITICALORIENTATIONBASED TYPOLOGIES
45
MULTIDIMENSIONAL TYPOLOGIES
49
PURPOSEBASED TYPOLOGIES
50
THE PLACE OF TERRORISM IN POLITICAL CONFLICT
56
THEORIES
61
TERRORISM AND POLITICAL VIOLENCE THEORY
62
COMMON WISDOM AND COMMON MYTHS ON TERRORISM
68
THEORIES OF REGIME TERRORISM
72
TERRORIST THEORIES OF TERRORISM
79
PSYCHOLOGICAL THEORIES
87
Materials for an Identification Theory of Insurgent Terrorism
92
TERRORISM AS SURROGATE WARFARE
98
CONSPIRACY THEORIES OF TERRORISM
101
COMMUNICATION THEORY OF TERRORISM
108
SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES AND MODELS
111
International Environment Theories
112
Theories of Domestic Causation
118
CONCLUSION
127
Skyjacking
161
Middle East
163
Latin America
164
DATA REQUIREMENTS
174
THE LITERATURE OF TERRORISM
177
THE STATE OF THE ART
185
ESSENTIAL WORKS ON TERRORISM
186
Conceptual and Theoretical Works
187
Case Studies
189
Managing and Controlling Terrorism
190
Strategy of Terrorism
192
State and StateSupported Terrorism
193
International Terrorism
194
Etiology of Terrorism
196
Bibliographies
198
COMPUTER DATA BASES FOR BIBLIOGRAPHIC SEARCHES ON TERRORISM
199
Advantages of OnLine Searches
200
Major OnLine Data Bases for Political Terrorism
201
Other OnLine Data Bases
202
NOTES
207
A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF POLITICAL TERRORISM
237
WORLD DIRECTORY OF TERRORIST AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH GUERRILLA WARFARE POLITICAL VIOLENC...
485
LITERATURE REFERRED TO
493
INDEX
497

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About the author (2005)

Alex P. Schmid is senior research fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Conflicts (COMT), State University of Leiden, The Netherlands. His earlier works include Intervention and Counterrevolution in the Russian Civil War, 1918-20, and Political Terrorism: A Research Guide to Concepts, Theories, Data Bases, and Literature.

Albert J. Jongman is principal researcher for Pioom, the Interdisciplinary Research Programme on Causes of Human Rights Violations, and has been a research assistant at the Sipri in Sweden. He is the author of Monitoring Human Rights Volations (State Violence, State Terrorism, and Human Rights).

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