The New Era of Terrorism
- Gus Martin - California State University, Dominguez Hills, USA
International Conflicts & Cooperation | Terrorism
September 11, 2001 affected every sector of society in the United States. In order to restore the nation's sense of well-being, a new Department of Homeland Security was implemented and new legislation such as the USA Patriot Act was established. Internationally, governments cooperated to disrupt terrorist cells as part of a global effort to break up extremist networks - signifying a new era of terrorism.
The New Era of Terrorism: Selected Readings is a collection of edited articles on policy issues that have emerged since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as relevant events that immediately preceded the attacks. The compelling articles in this reader are from reputable journals and magazines such as The Atlantic Monthly and The New Republic and have been written by renowned scholars in the field of terrorism. Editor Gus Martin provides an introduction to each chapter that summarizes the major issues and topics covered within the chapter.
Features of this text:
Examines terrorism in the modern era and offers expert analysis of the post-September 11, 2001 environment
Delivers a current perspective on terrorism and examines the challenges that must be dealt with by the United States and nation states around the world
Develops topics logically by incrementally building upon concepts covered in previous chapters
Stimulates critical thinking by presenting provocative articles and essays taken from respected publications and providing recommended readings for further discussion
The New Era of Terrorism is an excellent supplement to Gus Martin's Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues (2003) or any other terrorism textbook. This anthology is recommended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying terrorism, homeland security, political conflict, social movements, criminal justice issues, and law enforcement. It can be used in a wide range of courses in the fields of Administration of Justice, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Public Administration.
To read a sample chapter from The New Era of Terrorism click on "Additional Materials" in the left column under "About This Book" or simply click here.
"On September 11 (2001) the USA was struck by a terror attack on a scale never before imagined. . . Gus Martin's reader The New Era of Terrorism is meant, as he puts it, to stimulate critical discussion about the attributes of the new era of terrorism and the policy options available to societies and governments in this era. . . The reader is organized into three thematic parts, each of which is comprised of three chapters. . . Three articles are included in each chapter. The first articles have been selected from reputable scholarly journals, and the remaining two from policy-oriented political and legal journals and mass-market publications. . .
In the reader a wide variety of analyses and opinions are given. . . While "European authors" tend to advocate an internationalist, legalistic approach, stressing the importance of coalition-building, many "American authors" are favouring a stronger, more direct approach to terrorism, showing disappointment at a weak European response. . . Overall, this is a timely, insightful read."
This is also a good supplementary book for students who are studying terrorism and counter-terrorism.
This highly provocative book presents an anthology of academic articles, political readings and social insights in the aftermath of 9/11. Designed with the intention to stimulate debate, this book is an asset for discussion groups and academic seminars that seeks to understand terrorism in the 21st century.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1. Prologue: Rethinking Policy and Theory in the New Era of Terrorism