This title examines a range of terror groups and explores the relationship between people and local and global social processes and activities that result in terrorism in different societies. Through adapting a multifaceted approach to terrorism, this volume is designed to provide a detailed analysis of terror groups which is not available in other research.A number of common questions are raised: Which ideologies do terror groups hold? What is it about societies and social contexts that contribute towards groups forming and people joining? How important is history in the formation of terror groups? And why do the majority of people who share experiences not become part of the same group?These questions are applied to case studies of contemporary relevance which are associated with religion, nationalism, pro state terrorism, militia and racialist groups. Each chapter is designed to enable the reader to gain a clear understanding about the reasons why terror groups form. As such it enhances our levels of knowledge about commonalities and differences in key aspects of terrorism, namely discourse, routes into terrorism, roles of socializing and the social contexts in which groups develop. This volume should be recommended reading for courses on terrorism, conflict, sociology of religion and globalization.Über den Autor:
Dr Stephen Vertigans is Reader in Sociology at the School of Applied Social Studies, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK.
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