Terrorism in Context

The fourteen contributors to this volume - historians, political scientists, and sociologists - provide the expertise to explain the continuities and discontinuities in the development of this form of violent political action in variety of contexts.

Martha Crenshaw (ed.), Terrorism in Context, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1995.

'Terorism in Context' is an interdisciplinary investigation of the phenomenon of terrorism in its political, social, and economic context as it has occured throughout the world from the nineteenth century to the present.

Acts of violence commites by terrorists have become a staple of news reports in modern times, from hijackings to bombings, kidnappings to assassinations. How are we to understand both the causes and the consequences of these disturbing events? The key, this volume of original essays shows, lies in linking terrorism to different contexts: historical, political, social and economic.

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