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One of the defining features of the post-9/11 world is the extentto which terrorism has become a key organising principle fordomestic and international politics. Introduced by an essay exploring the complex nature of terrorismand with more than 250 entries, each containing suggestions forfurther reading, the Dictionary of Terrorism provides anoverview of the key themes, individuals, organizations and tacticsthat have shaped terrorism throughout history and into thecontemporary world. It covers: * Events such as the 9/11 attacks and the 7/7 Londonbombings * Terrorist organizations from the Assassins of the first centuryto the modern Zapatista Army of National Liberation * Biographies of individual terrorists ranging from Abu Ayyubal-Masri to Abu Zubaydah with extensive coverage given to keyfigures such as Osama bin Laden * Terrorist tactics such as bombings, hijacking and hostagetaking * Key international counter-terrorism conventions The Dictionary of Terrorism is an easily accessibleresource for undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers,policy-makers and anyone seeking to understand the nature ofpolitical, ethnic and religious violence in the world today.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 22mm | 399.16g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0745643027
  • 9780745643021
  • 1,535,173

Review quote

"An excellent, readable and very useful reference on terrorism. This should also be a standard reference on the subject." Andrew Tan, University of New South Wales "Written by one of the world's leading experts on terrorism and political violence (a former intelligence analyst and a world class scholar), and covering topics from the Zealots to Zarqawi, Zawahiri and beyond, David Wright-Neville's, Dictionary of Terrorism is a detailed, erudite and sophisticated guide to help readers navigate terrorists' subterranean worlds (and worldviews)." Pete Lentini, Director and Co-Founder, Global Terrorism Research Centre, Monash Universityshow more

Table of contents

Defining Terrorism in Late Modernity. Using this Book. A-Z of Terrorism. Additional Readings. Index.show more

Review Text

"A useful and interesting aggregation of introductory accounts and explanatory material relevant to the study of terrorism." International Affairs "An excellent, readable and very useful reference on terrorism. This should also be a standard reference on the subject." Andrew Tan, University of New South Wales "Written by one of the world's leading experts on terrorism and political violence (a former intelligence analyst and a world class scholar), and covering topics from the Zealots to Zarqawi, Zawahiri and beyond, David Wright-Neville's, Dictionary of Terrorism is a detailed, erudite and sophisticated guide to help readers navigate terrorists' subterranean worlds (and worldviews)." Pete Lentini, Director and Co-Founder, Global Terrorism Research Centre, Monash Universityshow more