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Suicide bombings / Riaz Hassan.

Author/Creator:
Hassan, Riaz, 1937-, author.
Publication:
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (128 p.)
Series:
Shortcuts (Routledge (Firm))
Shortcuts
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Subjects:
Suicide bombings.
Terrorism -- Psychological aspects.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In an age when the Western world is preoccupied with worries about weapons of mass destruction in terrorist hands, terrorists across many parts of the globe are using a more basic device as a weapon - life itself. Suicide bombing has become a weapon of choice among terrorist groups because of its lethality and unrivalled ability to cause mayhem and fear, but what is the real driving force behind these attacks? For the first time, Suicide Bombings analyzes concrete data from The Suicide Terrorism Database at Flinders University, Australia, to explain what motivates the
Contents:
1. Life as a weapon : historical roots of a modern phenomenon
2. The global rise of suicide bombings : analysis of trends
3. Explaining suicide bombings
4. Suicide bombings : homicidal killing or a weapon of war?
5. What have we learned?
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-283-24191-9
9786613241917
1-136-80452-8
0-203-82788-0
OCLC:
727133435
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203827888 doi