Global Terrorism, second edition, continues to provide students with the most comprehensive introduction to terrorism as a global phenomenon. It introduces students to history, politics, ideologies, and strategies of both contemporary and older terrorist groups.
Written in a clear and accessible style, each chapter explains a different aspect of terrorism and illustrates this with a wide variety of detailed case studies from across the world. Although the focus is on the contemporary, the book also includes discussion of older terrorist groups.
Building on the strengths of the first edition, this edition includes new material on:
• July 7 attacks in London
• Bali bombings
• Domestic terrorism in Columbia
• Attacks in Iraq
• Al Qaeda, the Tamil Tigers, the IRA
• Animal rights extremism
The unique combination of a genuinely historical focus and truly global coverage makes this an ideal introductory textbook for anyone studying terrorism.
James M. Lutz is Professor of Political Science at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne. He has long been interested in various types of political violence.
Brenda J. Lutz is a PhD candidate at the Department of Politics, University of Dundee, Scotland, focusing on the animal rights movement and factory farming.