Terrorism Revisited

Islamism, Political Violence and State-Sponsorship

  • Paulo Casaca
  • Siegfried O. Wolf

Part of the Contemporary South Asian Studies book series (CSAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Reassessing Terrorism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paulo Casaca
      Pages 3-32
    3. Paulo Casaca
      Pages 33-53
  3. Case Studies

About this book

Introduction

This book develops a conceptual approach to understanding the face of contemporary terrorism as manifested in the recent attacks in Mumbai and Paris. By analyzing the historical evolution of terrorism and by offering case studies on different forms of terrorism in South Asia and elsewhere, the authors shed new light on the political strategies behind terrorist attacks, as well as on the motivations of terrorists. The case studies explore the redefinition of terrorism by the Iranian Islamic revolution, the spread of terrorism in Sunni Islam, the national jihadism in Pakistan, anti-Semitism as a main factor behind fanatical terrorist ideologies, and the case of the Tamil Tigers.

"Redefining terrorism is a dynamic story that provides readers with intrigue and clarity to the ever-evolving threats that we face as a nation and as a global community. The authors masterfully navigate through the intricate maze of global terrorism bringing an overwhelming dose of reality through his usage of real life, gripping experiences. Through this book military and intelligence analysts and policy makers alike will gain first-hand knowledge about not only what the world looks like today but a glimpse into the future."
US Congressman Pete Sessions

Keywords

Terrorism Political violence State-sponsored terrorism Fundamentalism Islamism Anti-Semitism Tamil Tigers Sunni Islam Jihadism

Editors and affiliations

  • Paulo Casaca
    • 1
  • Siegfried O. Wolf
    • 2
  1. 1.South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF)BrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF) BrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55690-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-55689-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-55690-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-4173
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-4181
  • About this book