CAIRO BOOKS's Description
This new study is devoted to understanding how international terrorism is
shaped, how it evolves and what we can expect in the future.
Drawing upon research and methods outside the traditional focus, and by taking
both a theoretical approach and a new practical predictive perspective, it
delivers a fresh and fascinating contribution to terrorism studies.
While predicting terrorism is a highly speculative business, there are ways of
identifying certain long-term causes, driving forces and their links with
society. Terrorists are usually integral players in local and sometimes global
politics. Hence, when the local, regional and international contexts change, so
Thoroughly reviewing the body of literature on the causes of terrorism, this
study also combines predictive and futuristic analyses on globalisation,
supported by a range of key case studies. It spans from the transformation of
international relations, the globalisation of the market economy, demographic
factors, ideological shifts and technological changes. The result is a set of
key conclusions about the future patterns of terrorism, which are not simply
best guesses, but also backed up by solid research.
This book will be of great interest to all students and scholars of terrorism,
globalisation, politics and international relations.