Leaving Terrorism Behind
Individual and Collective Disengagement
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Leaving Terrorism Behind by Tore Bjorgo
Book DescriptionThis new edited volume expands our understanding of the processes by which individuals and groups disengage from terrorism. While there has been a growing awareness of the need to understand and prevent processes of radicalization into terrorism, disengagement and deradicalization from terrorism have long been neglected areas in research on terrorism. This book uses empirical data to explore how and why individuals and groups disengage from terrorism, and what can be done to facilitate it. The work also presents a series of case studies of disengagement programmes, from Colombia, northern Europe, Italy, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia, comparing and assessing their various strengths and weaknesses. In light of the lessons learned from these cases, this book describes and explains the potential for new developments in counter-terrorism. This book will be of great interest to all students of terrorism studies, war and conflict studies, international security and politics in general, as well as professionals in the field of counter-terrorism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415776684
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tore Bjorgo
Preventing Crime, Hardback (October 2015)
This book develops a general, comprehensive model for preventing crime: one that can be applied to prevent a wide range of crimes from domestic burglaries, criminal youth gangs and driving under the influence to organized crime and terrorism. This book assesses nine 'prevention mechanisms' and shows how they reduce future acts of crime.
Dynamics of a Terrorist Targeting Process, Hardback (October 2015)
Based on unique source material, the authors provide a detailed insight into the operational aspects of the 22nd July 2011 attacks in Norway, particularly focusing on Anders B. Breivik's targeting and decision-making process. It explains how even this ruthless terrorist was affected by a number of constraints in a profoundly dynamic process.
Social Policy and the Eurocrisis, Hardback (October 2015)
In this study, an international and multidisciplinary team take stock of the promise and shortfalls of 'Social Europe' today, examining the response to the Eurocrisis, the past decade of social policy in the image of the Lisbon Agenda, and the politics that derailed a more Delorsian Europe from ever emerging.
Strategies for Preventing Terrorism, Hardback (May 2013)» View all books by Tore Bjorgo
This innovative new book aims to put society's fight against terrorism into a comprehensive crime prevention perspective with a clear, understandable theoretical foundation, developing a general model for the prevention of crime which is, in this book, applied to terrorism.
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Author Biography - Tore Bjorgo
Tore Bjorgo is Professor at the Norwegian Police University College and Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. He has published extensively on terrorism, racist violence, youth gangs and crime prevention, and is author of Root Causes of Terrorism (2005). John Horgan is Director of the International Center for the Study of Terrorism at The Pennsylvania State University. He is one of the world's leading experts on terrorist psychology, and is author of over 50 publications in the field.
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