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Terrorism and International Order

 
Prem Kumar Sharma (Author)
Synopsis

International terrorism is not a new phenomenon. It has been a matter of concern to the international community previous to the creation of the United Nations. At the end of the nineteenth century, the anarchist movement adopted terrorism as a tactic, “propaganda by deeds’, which meant the deliberate targeting of a number of monarchs and heads of state as a means to achieve revolutionary change in the political system. But it was in the era of the United Nations that the term terrorism became highly controversial and amorphous. International terrorism involves violent acts, or acts dangerous to human life, that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or any state, or that would be a criminal violation if committed within the jurisdiction of the United States or any state, and which are intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, influence the police of a government, or affect the conduct of a government. Acts of international terrorism transcend national boundaries in terms of the means by which they are accomplished, the intended persons they appear to intimidate, or the locale in which the perpetrators operate. The book seeks to explore and expose rhetoric and reality of the system, which claims to be democratic and participatory.

Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. International reaction to nuclear terrorism. 3. Al-Qaeda and international terrorism. 4. International terrorism and chemical warfare. 5. Infrastructural threats of terrorism. 6. Terrorism strategy of insurgency. 7. Terrorist use of the internet. 8. Cyberterrorism and international cooperation. Bibliography. Index.

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About the author

Prem Kumar Sharma

A full-time astrologer for over a decade, Dr. Prem Kumar Sharma has carved a niche for himself in this field. His predictions have been chronicled in leading newspapers like the Hindustan Times, the Indian Express, The Times of India, The Tribune, the Hind Samachar and the Pubjab Kesari. Besides providing astrological content to the Hindustan Times on a regular basis, Dr. Sharma also answers general queries from the public everyday for the newspapers. He also contributes his weekly and birthday thoughts to the News India Group Publication based in New york. A familiar face on television, Dr. Sharma has been invited by a number of television channels including Zee, Aaj Tak, India TV and CNN for making various predictions. His online query programme, the Bhavishya Darpan is telecast every week on Jain TV. He has a regular programme to his credit on India TV. Dr. Sharma has received a number of awards for his contribution to the field of astrology, including the prestigious Reshtriya Rattan Award, 2002 and the Pride of India Award, 2002 by the All India Achievers Conference.

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Bibliographic information

Title Terrorism and International Order
Format Hardcover
Date published: 29.11.2016
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789382192442
length viii+268p., 24cm.