Global Terrorism

Pages: 192
Series: Beginner's Guides
Imprint: Oneworld

Global Terrorism

A Beginner's Guide

Leonard B. Weinberg

What drives someone to become a suicide bomber? Who are al Qaeda and what do they want? This book answers these and other questions in an exploration that ranges from French Revolution to death squads of Colombia, and reveals how terrorism has become an invasive presence that affects government policy, military actions, and holiday destinations.
9781851686087 (1 Aug 2008)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.95

The Book

Since the terrible events of 9/11, more attention than ever has been paid to the threats and challenges posed by contemporary terrorists. From suicide bombers to the latest cybertechnology, Leonard Weinberg's readable and objective introduction explains who the terrorists are, where they came from, what motivates them and what, if anything, can be done to stop them. It provides a fascinating insight into such mythical figures as Carlos the Jackal and Osama bin Laden, while also offering a full account of how terrorist ‘cells' operate and what they might do in the future. With full resources, including a chronology and list of further reading on the subject, anyone interested in matters of public security and international crises will find this essential reading.

Additional Information

Series Beginner's Guides
Pages 192
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Leonard Weinberg is Foundation Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada. He has also served as a consultant to the United Nations Office for the Prevention of Terrorism and was a recipient of the 1999 Thornton Peace Prize.


"In this compact and critically important guide, Weinberg displays vast knowedge, humor, good sense, and wisdom. An indispensable addition to the literature."Jessica Stern - Lecturer in Public Policy, Kenney School Of Government, and author of 'Terror In The Name Of God'