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Democratic development & political terrorism : the global perspective / edited by William Crotty.

Contributor(s): Crotty, William J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Northeastern series on democratization and political development: Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, c2005Description: xi, 561 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1555536255 (cloth : alk. paper); 9781555536251 (cloth : alk. paper).Other title: Democratic development and political terrorism [Spine title].Subject(s): Democratization | Terrorism | Political violence | War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Political aspects | Terrorism -- Government policy -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Democratic development & political terrorism.DDC classification: 303.6/25 LOC classification: JC423 | .D44173 2005Other classification: 89.58
Contents:
Democratization and political terrorism / William Crotty -- Towards a theoretical explanation of political extremism / Amílcar Antonio Barreto -- The view from America : presidential policy, elections, and the Congress / John S. Jackson III and Chris Barr -- Who rules the Middle East agenda? / Irene Gendzier -- Women, political violence, and democratization / Karla J. Cunningham -- Prospects for democracy in Islamic countries / Rein Taagepera -- Political violence and terrorism in Islamdom / James W. Roberts -- Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia : recruiting grounds for terrorism? / Irm Haleem -- Promoting democracy and fighting terrorism : a contradiction? / Abdullah Al-Faqih -- Repression, fundamentalism, and terrorism in the Middle East / Mehran Kamrava -- Interpreting political Islam's challenge to Southeast Asia : international terrorism, nationalism, and rational choice / Lawrence C. Reardon -- Inoculation against terrorism in China : what's in the dosage? / Suzanne Ogden -- Political terrorism and democratic and economic development in Indonesia / Dan G. Cox -- Perspectives on terrorism and African democratic state formation / John W. Harbeson -- Resilient authoritarianism, uncertain democratization, and jihadism in Algeria / Yahia H. Zoubir -- A tragedy of errors : thwarted democratization and Islamist violence in Algeria / Mohammed M. Hafez -- Human rights treaties and their influence on democratization : Ghana, Uganda, and Zambia / Iris Mwanza -- European counterterrorism lessons for U.S. policy / Lada Parizkova -- The impact of September 11th on terrorism and peace processes in Northern Ireland / David E. Schmitt -- Political violence and organized crime in Serbia : the impact on democratization / Lenard J. Cohen -- State-building and the final status in Kosovo / Richard P. Farkas -- Democratization and political terrorism in Latin America / Susan L. Macek and Howard J. Wiarda -- Central America and political terrorism / Jack Spence -- Colombia : democracy under duress / Steven Taylor -- International terrorism : causes and consequences for a democratic society / William Crotty.
Review: "The September 11 attacks and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have raised difficult questions about the challenges and far-reaching consequences of dealing with political terrorism on an international scale. In this timely collection, experts delve into such critical topics as the root causes of terrorist acts, the relationship between authoritarian repression and terrorist movements, the most effective foreign policies for containing worldwide political violence, the role of military force, and the complexities and uncertainties of attempts to democratize autocratic or totalitarian regimes in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Western and Eastern Europe, and Latin and Central America."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Democratization and political terrorism / William Crotty -- Towards a theoretical explanation of political extremism / Amílcar Antonio Barreto -- The view from America : presidential policy, elections, and the Congress / John S. Jackson III and Chris Barr -- Who rules the Middle East agenda? / Irene Gendzier -- Women, political violence, and democratization / Karla J. Cunningham -- Prospects for democracy in Islamic countries / Rein Taagepera -- Political violence and terrorism in Islamdom / James W. Roberts -- Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia : recruiting grounds for terrorism? / Irm Haleem -- Promoting democracy and fighting terrorism : a contradiction? / Abdullah Al-Faqih -- Repression, fundamentalism, and terrorism in the Middle East / Mehran Kamrava -- Interpreting political Islam's challenge to Southeast Asia : international terrorism, nationalism, and rational choice / Lawrence C. Reardon -- Inoculation against terrorism in China : what's in the dosage? / Suzanne Ogden -- Political terrorism and democratic and economic development in Indonesia / Dan G. Cox -- Perspectives on terrorism and African democratic state formation / John W. Harbeson -- Resilient authoritarianism, uncertain democratization, and jihadism in Algeria / Yahia H. Zoubir -- A tragedy of errors : thwarted democratization and Islamist violence in Algeria / Mohammed M. Hafez -- Human rights treaties and their influence on democratization : Ghana, Uganda, and Zambia / Iris Mwanza -- European counterterrorism lessons for U.S. policy / Lada Parizkova -- The impact of September 11th on terrorism and peace processes in Northern Ireland / David E. Schmitt -- Political violence and organized crime in Serbia : the impact on democratization / Lenard J. Cohen -- State-building and the final status in Kosovo / Richard P. Farkas -- Democratization and political terrorism in Latin America / Susan L. Macek and Howard J. Wiarda -- Central America and political terrorism / Jack Spence -- Colombia : democracy under duress / Steven Taylor -- International terrorism : causes and consequences for a democratic society / William Crotty.

"The September 11 attacks and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have raised difficult questions about the challenges and far-reaching consequences of dealing with political terrorism on an international scale. In this timely collection, experts delve into such critical topics as the root causes of terrorist acts, the relationship between authoritarian repression and terrorist movements, the most effective foreign policies for containing worldwide political violence, the role of military force, and the complexities and uncertainties of attempts to democratize autocratic or totalitarian regimes in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Western and Eastern Europe, and Latin and Central America."--BOOK JACKET.

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This edited work takes two of the most important themes in international relations today, democratization and fighting terror, and studies their intricacies and interactions in a steadied, balanced rendering. This is a monumental accomplishment as many of the works in this emerging literature tend toward the shrill and propagandistic. Well researched by both Western and non-Western scholars and aimed at producing a global perspective for the reader, the work is also successful in organizational structure: the first third of the book is dedicated to a more theoretical analysis that segues nicely into regional studies. Most of the democratization or terrorism literature tends to be one or the other. Being able to receive both theory and empirical cases within one work, and keeping the two parts consistent, is much needed. While the authors do not claim any miraculous solutions to the complex problems they tackle, they are right in believing that the mere effort to analyze this dilemma of promoting democracy while trying to simultaneously defeat extremism is worthy of pursuit. Indeed it is, and this work is a valuable addition. ^BSumming Up: Essential. General readers and all academic collections. M. D. Crosston Clemson University

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