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Patterns of Internationalization

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March 2009 | 308 pages | SAGE India

Terrorism: Patterns of Internationalization provides a systematic analysis of the concepts of internationalization of terrorism. It looks into the stages and processes through which terrorism has developed in various parts of the world and binds together the facts to present a comprehensive picture of the distinguishing features that characterize the internationalization of terrorism—from local to global. Through 11 well-researched chapters, leading experts on terrorism from across five continents express their views and analyze the main patterns, stages, and levels of internationalization of different types of terrorism in a broad cross-regional perspective.

The book challenges a number of conventional patterns of analysis and underlines the importance of visualizing terrorism as an act driven by political motivation, notwithstanding the fact that it is manifested through ideological or religious sentiments. It also analyzes the various tactics used by different terrorist organizations in different regions and distinguishes terrorists from other non-state actors. It dwells on the dangerous implications of the internationalization of terrorism and emphasizes the need to develop a research methodology which can help understand the current conceptualization of the phenomenon and bring forward analytical solutions.

This will be an important sourcebook for the military, the police, law enforcement agencies, and government training institutes. In addition, it will also benefit political analysts and professionals such as counter-insurgency and anti-terrorism experts.

Ekaterina Stepanova and Jaideep Saikia
Rogelio Alonso and Florencio Domínguez Iribarren
The IRA and ETA: The International Connections of Ethno-Nationalist Terrorism in Europe
Khatchik DerGhougassian
Transnational Links and "Local Connection": Latin America and Global Terrorism
Ramani Hariharan
Transnational Tigers: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's Paw Across the Globe
Subir Bhaumik
Jihad or Joi Bangla: Bangladesh in Peril
Bishnu Raj Upreti
External Links of the Maoist Insurgency in Nepal
Jennifer Lynn Oetken
Transformation of Kashmir's Insurgency: Azaadi to Global Salafi
Jaideep Saikia
Circle of Design: "Proxy Wars" in North East India
Amos N Guiora
Internationalisation of Terrorism and its Limits in the Middle East
Mohamed Nawab Bin Mohamed Osman
Regionalisation of Terrorism: Jemaah Islamiyah in South East Asia
Ekaterina Stepanova
Al-Qaeda Inspired Transnational Terrorism: Ideology and Organizational Forms
Adam Dolnik
Transnational Terrorism: Unlimited Means?
Subir Bhaumik and Jaideep Saikia
Appendix: The Attack on Mumbai
Consolidated Bibliography

This a well-timed endeavour to dissect international terrorism as well as its regional variants.... Terrorism: Patterns of Internationalization would serve as a ready reckoner for policy practitioners and the general readership for its methodical research and exhaustive bibliography.

The Pioneer

Although a great deal of literature has come to the fore post 9/11, an objective and realistic analysis of the phenomenon has not quite been done. [This book] fills the void. The book’s strength lies in its ability to problematise terrorism and elevates the concepts to an academic domain. The closely written introduction by Saikia-Stepnova, both internationally renowned terrorism experts, is testimonial to this…. Apart from the robust analytical content…this book is a work by theatre experts, specialists who dissects terrorist organisations in whose areas of operation they live and work. It is a rare recipe for conflict experts.

USI Journals

The book is targeted at people in all walks of life – policy making community, international affairs, anti-terrorism and other security professionals, journalists, the students of international affairs, security and political science. The book presents a beeline of contributors from the terrorism infested heartland across the globe to let out their pent-up perceptions about the genesis and nemesis of terrorism.

The Organiser

This timely book could be a ‘first’ of its kind for a variety of reasons. To begin with, we have here a lucid, precise and comprehensive definition of the term ‘terrorism’. In consideration of the fact that the term has defied definition and befuddled the best of minds over the decades, this is indeed a huge plus in the work. Besides, the scope of the book is extremely wide-ranging in that almost every currently operative militant organization, deploying violence against civilians for the achievement of political aims, is subject to scrutiny and discussion by an international panel of well known political scientists.

The Island

Jaideep Saikia

Jaideep Saikia (India) is a security and terrorism analyst based in Assam. He has authored and/or edited seven books, including, Terror Sans Frontiers: Islamist Militancy in North East India (2004) and Bangladesh: Treading the Taliban Trail (ed., 2006), Frontier in Flames: North East India in Turmoil (ed. 2007). He had his education at the Royal Indian Military College, Dehra Dun, St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, and as a Ford Fellow at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, USA. He has travelled widely in the USA, Europe, China, and in South and South East Asia on academic assignments, and is the recipient of many... More About Author

Ekaterina Stepanova

Ekaterina Stepanova (Russia) leads an Armed Conflicts and Conflict Management Project at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). She has been a Senior Research Associate on nontraditional security threats at Center for International Security, Moscow Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) since 2001. She serves on the editorial board of the journals Terrorism and Political Violence (St Andrews University), and Security Index (CREP, Geneva). Previously, she has worked as a researcher on armed conflict and terrorism at SIPRI (2003), and a researcher at the Moscow Center of the Carnegie Endowment for... More About Author

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