Dictionary of Terrorism

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One of the defining features of the post-9/11 world is the extent to which terrorism has become a key organising principle for domestic and international politics. <p>Introduced by an essay exploring the complex nature of terrorism and with more than 250 entries, each containing suggestions for further reading, the <i>Dictionary of Terrorism</i> provides an overview of the key themes, individuals, organizations and tactics that have shaped terrorism throughout history and into the contemporary world. It covers:</p> <ul> <li>Events such as the 9/11 attacks and the 7/7 London bombings</li> <li>Terrorist organizations from the Assassins of the first century to the modern Zapatista Army of National Liberation</li> <li>Biographies of individual terrorists ranging from Abu Ayyub al-Masri to Abu Zubaydah with extensive coverage given to key figures such as Osama bin Laden</li> <li>Terrorist tactics such as bombings, hijacking and hostage taking</li> <li>Key international counter-terrorism conventions</li> </ul> <p>The <i>Dictionary of Terrorism</i> is an easily accessible resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, policy-makers and anyone seeking to understand the nature of political, ethnic and religious violence in the world today.</p>

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