Terrorism:Understanding the New Security Challance
Terrorism is defined as political violence in an asymmetrical conflict that is designed to induce terror and psychic fear (sometimes indiscriminate) through the violent victimization and destruction of noncombatant targets (sometimes iconic symbols). Such acts are meant to send a message from an illicit clandestine organization. The purpose of terrorism is to exploit the media in order to achieve maximum attainable publicity as an amplifying force multiplier in order to influence the targeted audience(s) in order to reach short- and midterm political goals and/or desired long-term end states. Terrorism involves political aims and motives. It is violent or threatens violence. It is designed to generate fear in a target audience that extends beyond the immediate vitims of the violence. The violence is conducted by an identifiable organization. The violence involves a non-state actor or actors as either the perpetrator, the victim of the violence, or both. This book is prepared for students, Anti Terrorist organisation, researchers and for all those which are against terrorism.
Niranjan Dass has obtain his M Phil from CCS University. He is an Assistant Professor of International Politics at DAV college of Arts and Commerce, where he co-direct the students towards role of politics in international environment. His research interest are in discovering terrorism and their activities in south Asia. His recent papers have appeared in international security magazines and in journals. He also participated in various conferences and seminars organized by Govt. and Private organizations.
Preface V 1. Understanding Terrorism: Challenges and Issues -- Pg. 1 2.Damage and Destruction Control by Terrorism -- Pg. 57 3. Contemporary Terrorism and Mass Media -- Pg. 75 4.Terror and Terrorism in South Africa -- Pg. 143 5. Settler Terrorism and its Global Impact -- Pg. 205 6. Problems of Clandestine Terrorism -- Pg. 243 7. Racial Terrorism in South Africa -- Pg. 265 Bibliography -- Pg. 295 Index -- Pg. 299