The Faces of Terrorism: Social and Psychological Dimensions

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Index
abortion, activism against, 157, 245
Abu Nidal group, 37
Abu Sayyef group, 68
accidents, 133, 134. See also disaster, natural
Afghanistan, 40, 97, 102
Afghan War, 102, 171, 172, 173, 176, 177, 189–90,213,239,250
Africa, 19
African National Congress, 78
agency, 64, 65–69, 83–87. See also responsibility
aircraft: hijacking of, 38–39, 44, 112, 156, 175, 230; protection of, 41, 183, 191; sabotage of, 156; security for, 151; and September 11, 2001, attacks, 47
airports, protection of, 41, 156, 163
Akhtar, Salman, 92–93
Albania, 30
Algeria, 38, 39
alienation, 13, 97, 109, 110. See also dispossession; dissatisfaction
Al-Quaeda: and Afghan War, 172, 177; and American invasion of Iraq, 77; assignment of responsibility to, 134, 146, 221; continued existence of, 103; and definition of terrorism, 245; and drug trade, 43; financial resources of, 42–44; and ideological polarization, 82–83; ideology of, 72–73; and nuclear weapons, 45; organizational form of, 249; recruitment by, 96, 98; success of, 40, 102, 124; and suicide terrorism, 101; and U.S.S. Cole, 243. See also bin Laden, Osama
American Civil War, 158, 213
American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 146
American Indians, 55–58, 63, 68, 69, 212–13
Amin, Idi, 19
anarchism, 70–71, 105, 230
Anglo-Irish treaty of 1921, 37
anthrax attacks, 45, 125, 132, 134, 138
anticolonialism, 30, 39, 58, 64, 72, 216, 230
anti-Semitism, 64
Anti-Terrorism Act, 156
anxiety: after attacks, 135, 139, 188, 190; and anthrax episodes, 134; and definition of terrorism, 234, 236, 240, 242, 243, 246, 247; and future attacks, 149, 151; and ideology, 89; nature of, 123–26; and timing of violence, 34. See aho emotion/affect
apartheid, 36, 78
Arab-Americans, 146
Arab countries, 16, 156
Arab leaders, 64, 68
Arabs, 22, 36, 74, 217
Argentina, 29, 39
Armenian terrorism, 39
Assad, Hafez, 68
assassination, 45, 230, 236, 237, 245–46
Atlanta, Olympic Games in, 157
attackers: in cat-and-mouse game with targets, 149; identification of, 146, 149; measured action against, 199; opportunism of, 156; prosecution of under criminal law, 199; sympathy for, 164; vulnerability of, 160. See also enemy; terrorism
attacks: on abortion clinics, 157; anxiety over, 34, 123–26, 134, 135, 139, 149, 151, 188, 190, 234, 236, 240, 242, 243, 246, 247; behavioral responses to, 135, 136, 137, 141; cognitive responses to, 133–39, 141; control of effects of, 184; cultural consequences of, 157–59; as deserved, 143; discouragement of, 160–99; economic consequences of, 149–52; emotional responses to, 126, 131, 134, 135, 137, 138, 139–40, 141, 146; evacuation after, 141–42; flight after, 141; funding after, 150; identification of, 221; individual and social reactions to, 142–45; information about, 132, 133–39; local and national ramifications of, 150–51; and local

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