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War on Terrorism

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ISBN13: 9780754624240
ISBN: 0754624242
Published: December 2005
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: £155.00



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President George W. Bush maintained in his address of 20 September 2001, that the successful prosecution of the war against terrorism will require the judicious use of 'every resource at our command - every means of diplomacy, every tool of intelligence, every instrument of law enforcement, every financial influence, and every necessary weapon of war'. Unlike the Cold War, the War on Terrorism is neither a battle against some ideology nor bounded by physical boundaries or conventional political units such as nation-states. The War on Terrorism is the internationalisation, or rather, globalisation of previous wars. Terror is not a nation, and the enemies in such wars are not nations; any regime such as Libya simply by repudiating terrorism, can become an ally of the anti-terror coalition. Regimes that continue to practice terrorism against domestic opponents qualify to participate in the wider war if they conform to certain norms in external affairs. The 28 articles reprinted here consider aspects of that most amorphous of animals - the War on Terrorism.;They do not set out to provide all of the answers; nor do they radiate a unified vision of what constitutes the war on terrorism; the pieces begin from a range of political and intellectual outlooks. Taken as a group, however, the difficulties of determining the limits and nature of the war on terrorism receive important attention. The authors address several major themes within the war on terrorism: what falls within its perimeters, its shifting manifestations, implications, responses and future directions.

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Contents:
Amitai Etzioni (2001), Implications of the American anti-terrorism coalition for global architectures; James J. Wirtz (2002), Counter-terrorism via counter-proliferation; Barry R. Posen (2001-02), The struggle against terrorism: grand strategy, strategy, and tactics; Sophia F. Dziegielewski and Kristy Sumner (2002), An examination of the American response to terrorism: handling the aftermath through crisis intervention; Yee-Kuang Heng (2002), Unravelling the 'War' on terrorism: a risk-management exercise in war clothing?; Peter Chalk (1998), The response to terrorism as a threat to liberal democracy; Paul Kantor (2002), Terrorism and governability in New York City: old problem, new dilemma; Nicholas J. Wheeler (2002), Dying for 'Enduring Freedom': accepting responsibility for civilian casualties in the war against terrorism; Robert Warren (2002), Situating the city and September 11th: military urban doctrine, 'Pop-Up' armies and spatial chess; John Kincaid and Richard L. Cole (2002), Issues of federalism in response to terrorism; Colin Flint (2003), Political geography II: terrorism, modernity, governance and governmentality; Charles T. Eppright (1997), 'Counterterrorism' and conventional military force: the relationship between political effect and utility; Walter Gary Sharp, Sr (2000), The use of armed force against terrorism: American hegemony or impotence?; Jonathan Stevenson (2001-02), Pragmatic counter-terrorism; G. John Ikenberry (2001-2), American grand strategy in the age of terror; Fernando Reinares (1998), Democratic regimes, internal security policy and the threat of terrorism; Ronald D. Crelinsten (1998), The discourse and practice of counter-terrorism in Liberal Democracies; Saree Makdisi (2002), Spectres of 'Terrorism'; William L. Waugh, Jr and Richard T. Sylves (2002), Organizing the war on terrorism; M. Shamsul Haque (2002), Government responses to terrorism: critical views of their impacts on people and public administration; Robert Gellman (2002), Perspectives on privacy and terrorism: all is not lost - yet; Lawrence Freedman (2002), The coming war on terrorism; Martin S. Navias (2002), Finance warfare as a response to international terrorism; Dorothy Manning (2002), How useful is the economic model of crime in assisting the war against terrorism?; Cathie J. Witty (2002), The therapeutic potential of narrative therapy in conflict transformation; Ashton B. Carter (2001-02), The architecture of government in the face of terrorism; Henry W. Prunckun, Jr and Philip B. Mohr (1997), Military deterrence of international terrorism: an evaluation of operation El Dorado Canyon; Walter Enders and Todd Sandler (1993), The effectiveness of antiterrorism policies: a vector - autoregression - intervention analysis; Name Index.