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01.New Technology: Terrorism and an International Prevention-Repression Strategy
02.Terrorism Issues: Threat Assessment , Consequences and Prevention
03.Global Terrorism Issues and Developments
04.Nonviolence: An Alternative for Defeating Global Terror(ism)
05.Religion, Terrorism and Globalization: Nonviolence - A New Agenda
06.Bioterrorism: Prevention, Preparedness and Protection
07.The Global War on Terrorism: Assessing the American Response
08.China and Antiterrorism
09.Foreign Terrorist Organizations: History Tactics and Connections
10.The New Taliban: Emergence and Ideological Sanctions
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Editors: Senthil Ram (Dept. of Peace and Developmental Research, Gothenburg Univ., Gothenburg, Sweden), Ralph Summy (Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, The Univ. of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)
Book Description:
The so-called 'war on terror' has gone badly for the West, playing directly into the strategy of al-Qa'ida and the rest of the terrorist network. Why did this happen? Were there other approaches that might have been implemented with better prospects of success? One alternative that has been arbitrarily dismissed has been a nonviolent response. This edited collection of perspectives on the nonviolent counter to terrorism opens the topic to serious consideration. The development of a nonviolent paradigm brings into sharp focus the deficiencies of present thinking, and paves the way for comprehending how nonviolence might overcome those deficiencies and introduce viable alternatives.

Since there is a general ignorance about the history, theory and operational dynamics of nonviolence, these aspects are featured throughout the book, and related to the special case of terrorism. To understand empathetically the background and mind-set of the opponent (without condoning his actions), to study his culture, to avoid the strategic trap he has set, to examine the different gender reactions of a Muslim Society, to differentiate between nonviolent Islam and Islamic Terrorism, to jettison the misinformed baggage we carry about violence, to appreciate the positive role education and aesthetics can play, and to investigate ways in which a nonviolent counter to terrorism might be staged, including a Gandhian response, these are some of the tasks the contributors have collectively pursued. Their ideas excitingly open up a whole new set of possibilities for a more peaceful world.

Table of Contents:

Foreword - The Dalai Lama

Part I: Introduction

Nonviolent Counter to Global Terror(ism) and Paradigms of Counter-Terrorism, pp. 3-9;
(Senthil Ram and Ralph Summy)

Chapter 1 - The Origins of Violence: New Ideas and New Explanations Affecting Responses to Terrorism, pp. 11-27;
(Piero P. Giorgi)

Part II: Nonviolence and Terrorism

Chapter 2 - Searching for an Exit in the Corridor of Fear: Revisiting Gandhi and King in Times of Terror[ism], pp. 31-46;
(Anna Alomes)

Chapter 3 - The Mahatma and the Mujihadeen: Gandhi's Answer to Terrorism, pp. 47-55;
(Michael N. Nagler)

Chapter 4 - Terrorism as a Backfire Process, pp. 57-69;
(Brian Martin)

Chapter 5 - Understanding the Indirect Strategy of Terrorism: Insights from Nonviolent Action Research, pp. 71-89;
(Senthil Ram)

Part III: Nonviolent Islam and Islamic Terrorism

Chapter 6 - Understanding Islamic Terrorism: Humiliation Awareness and the Role for Nonviolence, pp. 93-106;
(Victoria Fontan)

Chapter 7 - Terrorism, Gender and Nonviolent Islam: The Case of Eritrea, pp. 107-129;
(Christine Mason)

Chapter 8 - The Jahiliyya Factor? Fighting Muslims' Cultural Resistance to Nonviolence, pp. 131-142;
(Chaiwat Satha-Anand)

Part IV: Nonviolent Role of Education, Aesthetics and Un Police

Chapter 9 - A Nonviolent Response to Terrorism: What Can Peace Education Do?, pp. 145-168;
(Donna McInnis)

Chapter 10 - Art Against Terror: Nonviolent Alternatives through Emotional Insight, pp. 169-186;
(Roland Bleiker)

Chapter 11 - The Role of UN Police in Nonviolently Countering Terrorism, pp. 187-210;
(Timothy A. McElwee)

Part V: Nonviolent Responses to Terrorism

Chapter 12 - Nonviolent Response to Terrorism: Acting Locally, pp. 213-220;
(Tom H. Hastings)

Chapter 13 - Dissolving Terrorism at its Roots, pp. 221-234;
(Hardy Merriman and Jack DuVall)

Chapter 14 - Terrorism: Violent and Nonviolent Responses, pp. 235-256;
(Kevin P. Clements)

Chapter 15 - Defeating Terrorism Nonviolently: An Enquiry into an Alternative Strategy, pp. 257-277;
(Ralph Summy)


   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   Pages: 7 x 10 296pp.
   ISBN: 1-60021-812-1
   Status: AV
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
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