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The Terrorist Argument

Author : Christopher C. Harmon
ISBN : 9780815732198
Genre : Political Science
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From chants and pamphlets to the Internet, terrorist propaganda can be deadly effective Propaganda used by terrorists and armed groups might not always be the most sophisticated or nuanced form of rhetoric, but with the right mix of emotion and logic it can be extremely effective in motivating supporters and frightening opponents. This book examines how terrorist groups in recent history have used propaganda, and how they had adapted to new communications technologies while retaining useful techniques from the past. Harmon and Bowdish trace how armed groups and terrorists around the globe have honed their messages for maximum impact, both on the communities they hope to persuade to support them and on the official state organs they hope to overthrow. Sometimes both the messages and the techniques are crude; others are highly refined, carefully crafted appeals to intellect or emotion, embracing the latest forms of communications technology. Whatever the ideas or methodology, all are intended to use the power of ideas, along with force, to project an image and to communicate—not merely intimidate. The Terrorist Argument uses nine case studies of how armed groups have used communications techniques with varying degrees of success: radio, newspapers, song, television, books, e-magazines, advertising, the Internet, and social media. It is fascinating reading for anyone interested in civil conflict, terrorism, communications theory and practice, or world affairs in general.
Category: Political Science

Terrorism And Justice

Author : Michael O'Keefe
ISBN : 9780522850499
Genre : Social Science
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This is the first book to address philosophically the moral and political underpinnings of terrorism and anti-terrorism. It brings together authors with different attitudes and original perspectives on attitudes and ethical and practical justifications for terrorism.
Category: Social Science

Current Policy

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ISBN : UCBK:C022389298
Genre : United States
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Category: United States

Contemporary Moral Arguments

Author : Lewis Vaughn
ISBN : NWU:35556039793781
Genre : Philosophy
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More than any other contemporary moral problems reader, Contemporary Moral Arguments focuses on the key arguments that have provoked the most debate in recent ethical issues. The book opens with two introductory chapters on critical reasoning and moral theory, which provide the basis forunderstanding and analyzing the arguments in the subsequent issues chapters (chs. 3-12). In the conventional way, these readings on ethical issues are sorted into 10 topical chapters covering issues such as abortion, sex and marriage, terrorism and torture, economic justice, etc. But the readingswithin these chapters are organized unconventionally, by argument. Each argument is introduced by a briefing that sketches the argument, provides conceptual background for it, and reviews some of the main philosophical responses to it. After the briefing come two to four essays presenting theclassic statement of the argument, critiques and defenses of it, and discussions of related debates.A wide array of pedagogical features enhances understanding:* Essay questions following each of the 28 argument sections, ideal for writing assignments* Four types of boxes throughout:* "Facts and Figures" - statistics on the social, historical and scientific aspects of the chapter's topic* "Public Opinion" - recent opinion polls tracking people's views on moral issues* "Legalities" - summaries of important court rulings and other legal matters* "Time Line" - important events relating to the topic* List of key terms at the end of each chapter, all defined in the glossary* Suggestions for further reading
Category: Philosophy

Terrorism Protest And Power

Author : Martin Warner
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035136774
Genre : Social Science
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What are the boundaries of acceptable protest? To what extent, if any, is it legitimate to use violence in pursuit of political goals? In answer to these and other questions a distinguished group of philosophers focus on terrorism, secession, sovereignty and civil disobedience.Terrorism, Protest and Power analyses different definitions of terrorism and the often confused analogies with 'civil disobedience', 'state violence' and warfare. Topics covered include the nature and justification of terrorism, the element of violence in terrorism, freedom of expression, nuclear power and civil disobedience, anarchism and revolution, the territorial dimension of power and the law of sovereignty.
Category: Social Science

The New Terrorism

Author : Institute for the Study of Conflict
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038022039
Genre : Terrorism
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Collection of articles written by experts on: Democracy and the terrorist threat, and Terrorist tactics in Western Europe.
Category: Terrorism

Aims Of Argument

Author : Timothy Crusius
ISBN : 0072948353
Genre : Reference
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The Aims of Argument is a process-oriented introduction to argumentation with unique coverage of the aims, or purposes, of argument – to inquire, to convince, to persuade, and to mediate. In contrast to other approaches, the focus on aims provides rhetorical context that helps students write, as well as read, arguments.
Category: Reference

Cases In International Relations

Author : Donald M. Snow
ISBN : UCSD:31822034830166
Genre : Political Science
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Through this collection of 16 original case studies, students will apply IR concepts to real-world situations and helps them to understand the most important current and enduring problems facing the international system. Specifically crafted to cover the main themes of any introductory course, this exciting volume addresses the critical issues that are currently facing the world and are likely to be enduring issues into the future. The cases were chosen because of their importance, freshness and timeliness, and inherent interest to readers. As each case study was written by the author, this volume is more than a collection of journal articles. Cases in International Relations provides an original, integrated approach to covering real-world problems that is sure to engage students and get them thinking critically.
Category: Political Science

Terrorists Victims And Society

Author : Andrew Silke
ISBN : UOM:39015060039560
Genre : Psychology
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Often disturbing, sometimes surprising and frequently disheartening, TERRORISTS, VICTIMS AND SOCIETY presents a clear and succinct view of what psychological research has revealed about terrorists and terrorism. Andrew Silke has gathered together contributions from psychologists and psychiatrists who have direct experience of researching terrorism, have met with terrorists and victims of terrorist violence, and with those responsible for combating and responding to terrorism. The result is a volume that provides a clear, intelligent and well-informed account of what psychology has learned in the past thirty years about issues relating to terrorism. It also demonstrates how one branch of social science can provide a powerful tool for insight and guidance on one of the most challenging problems facing the modern world. Essential reading for professionals in policing, security, government security agencies, forensic and legal psychology, prison and probation service and the military. It will also be important to all who are tasked with preparing for potential terrorist incidents, for example in mental health services, and a useful resource for students in psychology, criminology, politics and international relations.
Category: Psychology


Author : Joseba Zulaika
ISBN : 9780226994178
Genre : Social Science
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In counterterrorism circles, the standard response to questions about the possibility of future attacks is the terse one-liner: “Not if, but when.” This mantra supposedly conveys a realistic approach to the problem, but, as Joseba Zulaika argues in Terrorism, it functions as a self-fulfilling prophecy. By distorting reality to fit their own worldview, the architects of the War on Terror prompt the behavior they seek to prevent—a twisted logic that has already played out horrifically in Iraq. In short, Zulaika contends, counterterrorism has become pivotal in promoting terrorism. Exploring the blind spots of counterterrorist doctrine, Zulaika takes readers on a remarkable intellectual journey. He contrasts the psychological insight of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood with The 9/11 Commission Report, plumbs the mindset of terrorists in works by Orianna Fallaci and Jean Genet, maps the continuities between the cold war and the fight against terrorism, and analyzes the case of a Basque terrorist who tried to return to civilian life. Zulaika’s argument is powerful, inventive, and rich with insights and ideas that provide a new and sophisticated perspective on the War on Terror.
Category: Social Science

National Security For A New Era

Author : Donald M. Snow
ISBN : PSU:000059208228
Genre : Political Science
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This accessible and stimulating revision from renowned security scholar Donald Snow examines the United States' national security situation today and what policies the U.S. should adopt to confront it. National Security for a New Erais the first book to offer a comprehensive examination of American national security policy since the events of 9/11 galvanized change. It starts from the premise that there have been two fundamental fault lines in national security policy during the last two decades: the end of the Cold War and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Each transformed security policy: the end of the Cold War ushered in the era of globalization for the 1990s, and 9/11 initiated a shift to a more traditional geopolitical view of the world for the first decade of the new century. The text attempts to place these traumatic events into the context of the prior American experience of the Cold War, traditional concerns over American interests, politics, and military problems, and to extend that experience into the future. state building, and the future reconciliation of globalization and geopolitics are all examined.
Category: Political Science

Perspectives On Argument

Author : Nancy V. Wood
ISBN : 0131729993
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This combination rhetoric/reader helps readers develop strategies for critical reading, critical thinking, research, and writing that will help them argue clearly and convincingly. It teaches them to identify and develop arguments, to read and form reactions and opinions of their own, to analyze an audience, to seek common ground, and to use a wide, realistic range of techniques to write argument papers that express their individual views and original perspectives on modern issues. The Rhetoric portion includes clear explanations and examples of argument theory and reading and writing processes, research and documentation skills, and offers engaging, class-tested writing assignments and activities. The Reader portion includes 75 reading selections covering seven broad issue areas and 18 more focused areas, all of contemporary concern. Unique chapters discuss argument styles, Rogerian argument, and argument and literature. Material covered includes engaging with argument for reading and writing, understanding the nature of argument for reading and writing, writing a research paper that presents an argument and visual and oral argument. Readings cover a range of issues including those concerning families and relationships, education, crime and the treatment of criminals, race, culture and identity, freedom, war and issues concerning the future. For anyone interested in a clear presentation of argument theory applied to written, visual and oral forms.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Ahims Anek Nta And Jaininsm

Author : Tara Sethia
ISBN : 8120820312
Genre : Ahiṃsā
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Essays in this volume offer fesh insights into Jain principles of Ahimsa and Anekanta by examining their meaning and historical significance, and demonstrate their relevance and role in addressing contemporary issues of intolerance, conflict, violence and war. Contributers to this book bring perspectives from the disciplines of philosophy, religious studies, history and art history.
Category: Ahiṃsā

The Aims Of Argument

Author : Timothy W. Crusius
ISBN : 1559349336
Genre : English language
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Author : Jonathan Randall White
ISBN : PSU:000047473539
Genre : Terrorism
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Recognized as the most objective, best-selling terrorism text in the market, TERRORISM: AN INTRODUCTION strives to discuss the most sophisticated theories by the best terrorist analysts in the world, while still focusing on the domestic and international threat of terrorism and the basic security issues surrounding terrorism today. The student-oriented writing style is complemented by rich pedagogy, and there is an adequate amount of research and theoretical discussion to make this an ideal text for both the undergraduate and graduate level courses.
Category: Terrorism