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Global Alert: The Rationality of Modern Islamist Terrorism and the Challenge to the Liberal Democratic World

Boaz Ganor

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172127
eISBN:
9780231538916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172127.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book describes the motivations that lead to modern Islamist terrorism and the different stages in the execution of a terrorist attack. Challenging the certainty that liberal democratic values ... More


Causes of and Solutions to Islamic Fundamentalist Terrorism

Bradley A. Thayer

in Natural Security: A Darwinian Approach to a Dangerous World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253476
eISBN:
9780520934313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253476.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter puts an evolutionary lens on the motivating factors and potential solutions to the problem of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism. It argues that Islamic fundamentalist terrorism must be ... More


Depictions of Arabs and Muslims in Psychodynamic Scholarship

Neil Krishan Aggarwal

in Mental Health in the War on Terror: Culture, Science, and Statecraft

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166645
eISBN:
9780231538442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166645.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents several psychodynamic analyses concerning the root of Islamic terrorism, addressing specifically the dichotomy between the U.S. and Muslim countries. Many psychodynamic authors ... More


In Defense of the White Nation: The Modern Conservative Movement and the Discourse of Exclusionary Nationalism

Enid Logan

in "At This Defining Moment": Barack Obama's Presidential Candidacy and the New Politics of Race

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752975
eISBN:
9780814753460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752975.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter looks at the racial politics of the right, asserting that the “real America” narrative forwarded by the McCain/Palin campaign was rooted in the racially coded populist discourse that the ... More


National Security and Secularization in the English Revolution of 1688

Rachel Weil

in After Secular Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775366
eISBN:
9780804780704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775366.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines security laws, including loyalty oaths, enforced in the wake of the English Revolution, and designed to preserve the new regime from disloyal elements, especially those known as ... More


The Geography of “Resource Wars”

Philippe Le Billon

in The Geography of War and Peace: From Death Camps to Diplomats

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162080
eISBN:
9780197562079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162080.003.0017
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Competition over natural resources has figured prominently among explanations of armed conflicts, from Malthusian fears of population growth and land scarcity to national security interests over ... More


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