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The Resource Making sense of suicide missions, edited by Diego Gambetta

Making sense of suicide missions, edited by Diego Gambetta

Label
Making sense of suicide missions
Title
Making sense of suicide missions
Statement of responsibility
edited by Diego Gambetta
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Suicide attacks have become the defining act of political violence of our age. This book is the first to shed real light on these extraordinary acts, and provide answers to the questions we all ask: Are these actions of aggressive religious zealots and unbridled, irrational radicals, or is there a logic driving those behind them? Are their motivations religious or has Islam provided a language to express essentially political causes? How can the perpetrators remain so lucidly effective in the face of certain death? And do these disparate attacks have something like a common cause?" "For nearly three years, this team of internationally distinguished scholars has pursued an unprejudiced inquiry, investigating organizers and perpetrators alike of this extraordinary phenomenon. Close comparisons between a whole range of cases raise challenging further questions: If suicide missions are so effective, why are they not more common? If killing is what matters, why not stick to 'ordinary' violent means? Or, if dying is what matters, why kill in the process?"--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1952-
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Gambetta, Diego
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  • Suicide
  • Suicide bombings
  • Kamikaze airplanes
Label
Making sense of suicide missions, edited by Diego Gambetta
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [337]-356) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Kamikaze, 1943-5/
  • Peter Hill
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Tamil Tigers, 1987-2002/
  • Stephen Hopgood
  • p. 43
  • 3.
  • Palestinians, 1981-2003/
  • Luca Ricolfi
  • p. 77
  • 4.
  • Al-Qaeda, September 11, 2001/
  • Stephen Holmes
  • p. 131
  • 5.
  • Dying without killing : self-immolations, 1963-2002/
  • Michael Biggs
  • p. 173
  • 6.
  • Killing without dying : the absence of suicide missions/
  • Stathis Kalyvas
  • Ignacio Sanchez-Cuenca
  • p. 209
  • 7.
  • Motivations and beliefs in suicide missions/
  • Jon Elster
  • p. 233
  • 8.
  • Can we make sense of suicide missions?/
  • Diego Gambetta
  • p. 259
Control code
l82004025887
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 378 p
Isbn
9780199276998
Lccn
2004025887
Note
Law pack 2 bib class law
Other physical details
ill
Label
Making sense of suicide missions, edited by Diego Gambetta
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [337]-356) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Kamikaze, 1943-5/
  • Peter Hill
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Tamil Tigers, 1987-2002/
  • Stephen Hopgood
  • p. 43
  • 3.
  • Palestinians, 1981-2003/
  • Luca Ricolfi
  • p. 77
  • 4.
  • Al-Qaeda, September 11, 2001/
  • Stephen Holmes
  • p. 131
  • 5.
  • Dying without killing : self-immolations, 1963-2002/
  • Michael Biggs
  • p. 173
  • 6.
  • Killing without dying : the absence of suicide missions/
  • Stathis Kalyvas
  • Ignacio Sanchez-Cuenca
  • p. 209
  • 7.
  • Motivations and beliefs in suicide missions/
  • Jon Elster
  • p. 233
  • 8.
  • Can we make sense of suicide missions?/
  • Diego Gambetta
  • p. 259
Control code
l82004025887
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 378 p
Isbn
9780199276998
Lccn
2004025887
Note
Law pack 2 bib class law
Other physical details
ill

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