Turning to Political Violence

Turning to Political Violence What Motivates Those Who Commit Violence In The Name Of Political Beliefs Terrorism Today Is Not Solely The Preserve Of Islam, Nor Is It A New Phenomenon It Emerges From Social Processes And Conditions Common To Societies Throughout Modern History, And The Story Of Its Origins Spans Centuries, Encompassing Numerous Radical And Revolutionary Movements.Marc Sageman Is A Forensic Psychiatrist And Government Counterterrorism Consultant Whose Bestselling Books Understanding Terror Networks And Leaderless Jihad Provide A Detailed, Damning Corrective To Commonplace Yet Simplistic Notions Of Islamist Terrorism In A Comprehensive New Book, Turning To Political Violence, Sageman Examines The History And Theory Of Political Violence In The West He Excavates Primary Sources Surrounding Key Instances Of Modern Political Violence, Looking For Patterns Across A Range Of Case Studies Spanning The French Revolution, Through Late Nineteenth And Early Twentieth Century Revolutionaries And Anarchists In Russia And The United States, To The Assassination Of Archduke Ferdinand And The Start Of World War I In Contrast To One Dimensional Portraits Of Terrorist Monsters Offered By Governments And Media Throughout History, These Accounts Offer Complex And Intricate Portraits Of Individuals Engaged In Struggles With Identity, Injustice, And Revenge Who May Be Empowered By A Sense Of Love And Self Sacrifice.Arguing Against Easy Assumptions That Attribute Terrorism To Extremist Ideology, And Counter To Mainstream Academic Explanations Such As Rational Choice Theory, Sageman Develops A Theoretical Model Based On The Concept Of Social Identity His Analysis Focuses On The Complex Dynamic Between The State And Disaffected Citizens That Leads Some To Disillusionment And Moral Outrage And A Few To Mass Murder Sageman S Account Offers A Paradigm Shifting Perspective On Terrorism That Yields Counterintuitive Implications For The Ways Liberal Democracies Can And Should Confront Political Violence. I will write a complete review of this book soon iA, but for now I m pleased to have read another excellent contribution from Marc Sageman It was tempting to give the book 4 , due to its difficulty and density of information it isn t easy to get through , but then saying that, there is so much to learn from the detail that it would have been difficult to write any other way Ultimately, Sageman has provided an incredible assessment of political violence terrorism within Western Europe fr

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  • Hardcover
  • 520 pages
  • Turning to Political Violence
  • Marc Sageman
  • 01 March 2017
  • 9780812248777