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The No-Nonsense Guide to Terrorism epub

by Paul Rogers,Jonathan Barker


The No-Nonsense Guide to Terrorism epub

ISBN: 1859844332

ISBN13: 978-1859844335

Author: Paul Rogers,Jonathan Barker

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Politics & Government

Language: English

Publisher: Verso; English Language edition (April 2003)

Pages: 144 pages

ePUB book: 1767 kb

FB2 book: 1735 kb

Rating: 4.7

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Foreword, Paul Rogers - Introduction - 1. Questioning terrorism - 2. Assessing the danger - 3. State terrorism - 4. Morality and history - 5. Between war . Between war and politics - Contacts - Bibliography - Index.

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Jonathan Barker, Paul Rogers (Foreword). Incredibly information and dense. Exposes the US and their involvement in terrorism and the effects of the War on Terror.

Jonathan Barker, Paul Rogers (Foreword). Provides theories and philosophy on why terrorism exists and the best way to eradicate.

Jonathan Barker has taught political science at the universities of Toronto, Arizona, and Dar es Salam. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. Books related to The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Terrorism.

Barker in his book, "The No-Nonsense Guide to Terrorism" still argues that terrorism should not be regarded as primarily a military issue but that terrorists are criminals committing crimes against humanity; thus depriving them of the toga of heroic warriors (Barker, 2003).

He guides readers through the moral and political theories justifying and guiding terrorist acts and draws attention to the battle of images and ideas that accompanies them.

New Internationalist, Verso, 2002, paper. US support was instrumental in fostering the rise to power of the national security regimes in Latin America

New Internationalist, Verso, 2002, paper. p61. Sometime in their history most states have conquered new territory and imposed their rule on new populations. In so doing they were using violence against people they aimed to claim as citizens. US support was instrumental in fostering the rise to power of the national security regimes in Latin America. From Brazil in 1964 to Central America in the 1980s the US gave more than general diplomatic support; it contributed to the nuts and bolts of the security agenda by training soldiers and police.

Since the events of September 11, 2001, the uses of the word terrorism seem to have multiplied, and it has never been clearer that one person’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter. The No-Nonsense Guide to Terrorism looks at debates about September 11 and the responses to it, but also analyses the causes and contexts of terrorism the world over. Jonathan Barker provides a highly accessible historical sketch of terrorism, looking at core examples from the Middle East, instances of state terrorism, and the existence of a terrorist fringe to political movements such as anti-apartheid. He guides readers through the moral and political theories justifying and guiding terrorist acts and draws attention to the battle of images and ideas that accompanies them. The book moves away from moral judgements, demonstrating how social analysts and psychologists view the dynamics of terrorism. Furthermore it examines the consequences of terrorist acts for popular politics.
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What a splendid and timely book this is! Without trace of pontification or gloom-mongering, Barker lays out what we need to have thought about before we can respond effectively to terrorism. As I read the book, I was struck by how widespread terrorism is in the world today and what a very long history it has in human affairs. I already knew that my ancestors had used WMD�s (smallpox infested blankets) on the indigenous peoples of North America; but I did not know that the great French celebrant of American frontier Democracy, Alexis deTocqueville, had written of his own nations� conquest of Algeria, �In France, I have often heard people that I respect, but do not approve of, deplore burning harvests, emptying granaries, and seizing unarmed men, women, and children. As I see it, these are unfortunate necessities�. .�
Terrorism is a horrific topic. Unlike many writers in this area, Barker is equal handed in his sympathy and slow to moralize. In fact he shows how moralizing often obscures the issues at stake. To design ways to oppose terrorism he prefers the metaphor of international law enforcement over the metaphor of an International War Against Terrorism. It is more likely to lead us to think practically about ameliorating the conditions that foster terrorism and less likely to allow us to depersonalize and abuse the populations from which terrorists arise. Above all, the book helps you advance your own thinking on this fraught subject.
Barker�s book is one of the No-Nonsense Guides, which originate from a Candian Publisher, Between the Lines. These are a series of thoughtful, succinct works on the most thorny issues of modern life, ranging from climate modification, to world trade, to world history. They are pocket books in the old fashioned sense of books you carry with you on the subway, to the dentist office, to the kids� hockey game that are so interesting and well-organized that you keep your place between interruptions.
I applaud both the series and the volume.
September 11, 2001 has sparked a new wave of authors as well as those who are beginning to educate themselves about terrorism. Last year I was at the Axis of Justice Tour in New York City, which featured various musicians trying to reach out to a younger crowd to get them involved in politics. The No-Nonsense Guide to Terrorism was being handed out in the parking lot on the way out of the show. At the time I had read few books on the topic and decided to embark on reading it.

The general topic of this book discusses terrorism; the reasons behind it, assessing the dangers of terrorism, state terrorism and non-state terrorism, and morality of terrorism. A major downfall to this book is that all of the information has been collected as secondary data by the author. Terror in the Mind of God by Mark Juergensmeyer is an excellent book to read if you are looking for primary data collected by the author by means of interviewing people involved in terrorist activities, and visiting countries around the world where terrorists are bread. Barker did however add some of his own insight and raised some questions that were valid.

Jonathan Barker is a writer and researcher from Toronto. He has taught political science at the University of Toronto, the University of Dar es Salaam, and the University of Arizona. Barker has also done research in India and Africa. Barker proposed many questions in this book but his weakness was that he used works from others to answer them, rather than answer questions on his own. The arguments were well supported by his footnotes, which showed that Barker did his research and used credible sources.

The purpose of this book is to educate people on the basics of terrorism. This book is a perfect fit for someone prior to 9/11 who wants to know more about terrorists and possible motives for terrorists blowing up the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This book will discuss instances of suicide bombings, kidnappings, targeted assassinations, and state terror, just to name a few. I would rename this book The Beginners Guide to Terrorism. It does a very good job of explaining the basics.

From beginning to end, the attacks of September 11 are consistently brought up. The author seemed to make an unnecessary amount of references to September 11, especially in the first chapter. An interesting point that was made is that governments who are known to have supported death squads to eliminate and frighten opponents are guilty of terrorism themselves. Barker uses the United States as a prime example. Barker discusses the Training of Contras by the CIA in Nicaragua, the assassination of Patrice Lumumba in the Congo in 1961, and the support of Saddam Hussein to kill the Kurds. (Just to name a few) The presence of France in Algeria and the execution of thousands of Algerian men, women, and children is also discussed in great detail.

Undoubtedly the most interesting part of this book is the three ideas the Barker raises about terrorism as to why it exists. Barker states that failed modernization, a clash of civilizations, and the idea of primary and secondary terrorism give a good background to why terrorism exists. It is very well written and could be considered the most important part of the book.

The visual aids in this book are very good. There are various charts and graphs which show terrorist attacks by year and region. There is one chart in particular which helps the reader better understand terrorist function and structure by laying out the infrastructure, groups, goals, weapons, targets, and types of attacks.

The main idea that Barker attempts to strengthen in his arguments is that terrorism should not be regarded primarily as a military manner. Barker proposes that countries join together to minimize the number of ungoverned areas on the globe in order to diminish the social crisis that has plague most of the world. Barker states that places with no government or inadequate government are breeding grounds for terrorists.

Each idea is presented well by Barker and there is an adequate introduction to each topic. There are endless amounts of footnotes throughout the book which are neatly collected at the end of each chapter and organized in chronological order.

This book was the first that Barker has written on terrorism and should be of interest to anyone who wants to increase their knowledge on terrorism in general. This book would not be suitable for an established political analyst, but would appeal to people who would be considered uneducated on the topic. College students and other young adults would find this book very useful and would give them a solid foundation on terrorism and the issues surrounding it.