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How States Fight Terrorism: Policy Dynamics in the West

Doron Zimmermann and Andreas Wenger, editors
How States Fight Terrorism: Policy Dynamics in the West
ISBN: 978-1-58826-453-4
$57.00
2006/261 pages/LC: 2006021637

"A marvelous collection of articles surveying the dynamics associated with counterterrorism.... This work is an invaluable reference."—Robert H. Taylor, Parameters

"A core addition to governmental, institutional, academic, and community library International Studies collections in general, and Anti-Terrorism Studies reading lists in particular."—Midwest Book Review

DESCRIPTION

As national governments struggle to cope with the complex threat of mass-casualty terrorist attacks, there is an ongoing debate about the best approaches to counterterrorism policy. The authors of How States Fight Terrorism explore the dynamics of counterterrorism policy development in Europe and North America.

A series of case studies examine security concerns, political debates and policy responses, and military countermeasures at both the national and the international level, while the need for integrated approaches is emphasized throughout. Not least, the book provides new insights into the tension between efficiency and legitimacy as one of the core dilemmas in shaping counterterrorism policy.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Doron Zimmermann is strategic security manager, Information and Communication Technology Services, at Swissgrid. He is coauthor (with Andreas Wenger) of International Relations: From the Cold War to the Globalized World and author of Iran and Syria as State Supporters of Political Violence Movements in Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories. Andreas Wenger is professor of international security policy and director of the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich. His publications also include Conflict Prevention: The Untapped Potential of the Business Sector and Transforming NATO in the Cold War: Challenges Beyond Deterrence in the 1960s.

CONTENTS

  • New Perspectives on National Counterterrorism Policy—the Editors.
  • THE DYNAMICS OF COUNTERTERRORISM POLICY IN EUROPE.
  • British Counterterrorism Policy—L.K. Donohue.
  • Germany's Counterterrorism Policy—V. Mauer.
  • Norway's Counterterrorism Policy—T. Nyhamar.
  • THE DYNAMICS OF COUNTERTERRORISM POLICY IN NORTH AMERICA.
  • Canada's Counterterrorism Policy—M. Purdy.
  • US Counterterrorism Strategy—W. Rosenau.
  • AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO COUNTERTERRORISM.
  • Israel's Counterterrorism—M. van Creveld.
  • Combating the Al-Qaeda Associated Groups—R. Gunaratna.
  • CONCLUSION.
  • Toward Efficiency and Legitimacy—the Editors.
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