Description - How States Fight Terrorism by Doron Zimmermann
As national governments struggle to cope with the complex threat of mass-casualty terrorist attacks, there is an ongoing debate about the best approaches to counterterrorism policy. The authors of "How States Fight Terrorism" explore the dynamics of counterterrorism policy development in Europe and North America. A series of case studies examine security concerns, political debates and policy responses, and military countermeasures at both the national and the international level, while the need for integrated approaches is emphasized throughout. Not least, the book provides new insights into the tension between efficiency and legitimacy as one of the core dilemmas in shaping counterterrorism policy.
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Author Biography - Doron Zimmermann
Doron Zimmermann is senior researcher for the Political Violence Movements and Integrated Risk Analysis projects at the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). He is coauthor (with Andreas Wenger) of International Relations: From the Cold War to the Globalized World and author of Iran and Syria as State Supporters of Political Violence Movements in Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories. Andreas Wenger is professor of international security policy and director of the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich. His publications also include Conflict Prevention: The Untapped Potential of the Business Sector and Transforming NATO in the Cold War.