Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century

8th Edition

Cynthia C. Combs

Published December 1, 2017
Textbook - 430 Pages - 6 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138671393 - CAT# Y230982

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Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century helps readers understand terrorism, responses to it, and current trends that affect the future of this phenomenon.

Putting terrorism into historical perspective and analyzing it as a form of political violence, this text presents the most essential concepts, the latest data, and numerous case studies to promote effective analysis of terrorist acts. Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century objectively breaks down the who-what-why-how of terrorism, giving readers a way both to understand patterns of behavior and to more critically evaluate forthcoming patterns.

New to the 8th Edition

  • Provides a more intense exploration of religion as a primary cause of contemporary terrorism.
  • Focuses on the role of social media in recruitment and propaganda.
  • Examines the radicalization and recruitment by ISIS to fighting and to domestic young people to carry out attacks at home.
  • Explores the growing threat – and reality – of cyber attacks.
  • Updates the material on the networking of terrorism today.


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