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Essentials of Terrorism
Concepts and Controversies

Sixth Edition
  • Gus Martin - California State University, Dominguez Hills, USA

Other Titles in:
Terrorism | Terrorism

416 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Captivating, concise, and accessible, Essentials of Terrorism: Concepts and Controversies covers key foundational topics by defining terrorism and introducing its history and causes. Author Gus Martin introduces readers to the modern landscape of terrorism, discusses terrorist environments (domestic, international, religious, etc.), as well as tactics, targets, and counterterrorism. Included in this 6th edition is an added focus on U.S. hate crimes and homeland security, in addition to new introductory discussions, information, and data throughout each chapter. 

 
 
Part I Understanding Terrorism: A Conceptual Review
 
Chapter 1 Defining Terrorism
 
Chapter 2 Historical Perspectives and Ideological Origins
 
Chapter 3 Causes of Terrorist Violence
 
Chapter 4 Terrorist Violence and The Role Of The Media
 
Part II Terrorist Environments
 
Chapter 5 Terrorism By The State
 
Chapter 6 Terrorism By Dissidents
 
Chapter 7 Religious Terrorism
 
Chapter 8 International Terrorism
 
Chapter 9 Domestic Terrorism In The United States
 
Part III The Terrorist Battleground
 
Chapter 10 Counterterrorism And The War On Terrorism
 
Chapter 11 Homeland Security
 
Chapter 12 Future Trends And Projections

Clarence "Gus" A. Martin

C. Augustus “Gus” Martin is a Professor of Criminal Justice Administration at California State University, Dominguez Hills, where he regularly teaches a course on the subject of terrorism and extremism. He has also served as Associate Vice President for Human Resources Management, Acting Associate Dean of the College of Business Administration and Public Policy, Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs, and Chair of the Department of Public Administration & Public Policy. He began his academic career as a member of the faculty of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, where he was an... More About Author