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The Resource The faces of terrorism : social and psychological dimensions, Neil J. Smelser

The faces of terrorism : social and psychological dimensions, Neil J. Smelser

Label
The faces of terrorism : social and psychological dimensions
Title
The faces of terrorism
Title remainder
social and psychological dimensions
Statement of responsibility
Neil J. Smelser
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Neil Smelser begins by tackling the fundamental problem of defining what exactly terrorism is. He shows why a precise definition has eluded us until now, and he proposes one that takes into account the full complexities of this unconventional and politically charged brand of violence. He explores the root causes and conditions of terrorism, and examines the ideologies that inspire and fuel it throughout the world. Smelser looks closely at the terrorists themselves - their recruitment, their motivations, the groups they form, their intended audiences, and their uses of the media in pursuing their agendas. He studies the target societies as well, unraveling the complicated social and psychological impacts of having to cope with the ever-present threat of a terrorist strike - and responding when one occurs. He explains what it means to live under constant threat of terrorism, and addresses the thorny domestic and foreign policy challenges this poses. Throughout, Smelser draws from the latest findings in sociology, political science, anthropology, economics, psychology, psychiatry, and history."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smelser, Neil J
Dewey number
303.6/25
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6431
LC item number
.S63 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Science essentials
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Sociale psychologie
  • Terrorisme
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorisme
  • Sociale psychologie
  • Psychologie
  • Soziologie
  • Terrorismus
  • Terrorismus
  • Terrorismus
  • Terror
  • Terror
  • Terrorismus
Label
The faces of terrorism : social and psychological dimensions, Neil J. Smelser
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0710/2007004837.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The paradoxes of terrorism -- Conditions and causes of terrorism -- Ideological bases of terrorist behavior -- Motivation, social origins, recruitment, groups, audiences, and the media in the terrorism process -- Anticipating, experiencing, and responding to terrorist attacks -- Discouraging terrorism -- The long-term international context of terrorism -- Appendix: The infernal problems of definition and designation
Control code
ocm82772623
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 285 pages
Isbn
9780691133089
Lccn
2007004837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780691133089
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o82772623
  • (OCoLC)82772623
Label
The faces of terrorism : social and psychological dimensions, Neil J. Smelser
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0710/2007004837.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The paradoxes of terrorism -- Conditions and causes of terrorism -- Ideological bases of terrorist behavior -- Motivation, social origins, recruitment, groups, audiences, and the media in the terrorism process -- Anticipating, experiencing, and responding to terrorist attacks -- Discouraging terrorism -- The long-term international context of terrorism -- Appendix: The infernal problems of definition and designation
Control code
ocm82772623
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 285 pages
Isbn
9780691133089
Lccn
2007004837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780691133089
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o82772623
  • (OCoLC)82772623

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