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Terror in the Name of Faith: Religion and Political Violence

Terror in the Name of Faith: Religion and Political Violence (Hardback)

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As a manifestation of asymmetrical violence coming from the bottom up, terrorism in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries is qualitatively different from terrorism in earlier times. Against a backdrop of globalization, the spread of new forms of mass communication, and the threat of uncontrolled proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the problem of extremism and terrorism acquires a totally new meaning, becoming an important factor not only in the foreign and domestic policy of most countries, but also in the everyday lives of billions of people all over the world. Without a clear understanding of the roots of terrorism, it is extremely difficult (if not completely impossible) to comprehend this phenomenon, which has become a major threat to world security in recent decades. And without such an understanding, we cannot effectively combat the threat. In this study, Emanuilov and Yashlavsky investigate the religious aspects of modern terrorism from its origins to the present day.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical activismTerrorism, armed strugglePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsReligious groups: social & cultural aspectsIslamic studies Publisher: Academic Studies Press Publication Date: 01/09/2011 ISBN-13: 9781936235803  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Andrey Yashlavsky (PhD Russian State University for the Humanities) is a research fellow at the political theory department of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is also a journalist, the editor of the international section of the Moskovskij Komsomolets newspaper, and the author of numerous scientific publications as well as books and media materials.

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