The Impact of 9/11 on Politics and War

The Day that Changed Everything?

Author: M. Morgan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230623719

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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The Impact of 9/11 on Politics and War is the first volume of the six-volume series The Day that Changed Everything? edited by Matthew J. Morgan. The series brings together from a broad spectrum of disciplines the leading thinkers of our time to reflect on one of the most significant events of our time.

War of Words

Language, Politics and 9/11

Author: Sandra Silberstein

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415336246

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 197

View: 2913

In a media age, wars are waged not only with bombs and planes but also with video and sound bites. War of Words is an incisive report from the linguistic battlefields, probing the tales told about September 11th to show how Americans created consensus in the face of terror. Capturing the campaigns for America's hearts, minds, wallets and votes, Silberstein traces the key cultural conflicts that surfaced after the attacks and beyond: the attacks on critical intellectuals for their perceived 'blame America first' attitude the symbiotic relationship between terrorists and the media (mis)representations of Al Qaeda and the Taliban used to justify military action the commercialisation of September 11th news as 'entertainment' when covering tragic events. Now featuring a new chapter on the Second Anniversary and Beyond, including: the war in Iraq, the backlash against former 'heroes' and accusations of presidential mendacity. A perceptive and disturbing account, War of Words reveals the role of the media in manufacturing events and illuminates the shifting sands of American collective identity in the post September 11th world.

The Politics of Terror

The U.S. Response to 9/11

Author: William J. Crotty

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555535773

Category: History

Page: 322

View: 8602

In this timely work, a team of experts addresses the question of how a democracy faces the challenge of balancing legitimate homeland security concerns against the rights and freedoms of its citizens.

European Security After 9/11

Author: Head of Politics and International Relations Matthew Sussex

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351938398


Page: N.A

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Much scholarly attention has been paid to the United States' response to the events of 9/11. This timely volume broadens our understanding of the impact of the attacks by considering instead their consequences for European security and for the relationship between the US and leading European states. The book places into theoretical context the notion that the world changed by assessing shifting conceptions of security and warfare, linking this to new thinking in these areas. It also critically evaluates the idea that the war against terrorism is a manifestation of a cultural clash between the West and Islam, and provides detailed evaluations of British, French, German and Russian reactions to 9/11 and the subsequent war on Iraq. Bringing together an impressive collection of experts this work will be an excellent resource for courses on international security, European politics, and international relations.

The Impact of 9/11 on the Media, Arts, and Entertainment

The Day that Changed Everything?

Author: M. Morgan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230101615

Category: History

Page: 254

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The Impact of 9-11 on the Media, Arts, and Entertainment is the fourth volume of the six-volume series The Day that Changed Everything? This volume's contributors include P.J. Crowley, Mel Dubnick, Nancy Snow, Michèle Cloonan, and other leading scholars.

9/11 and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

A Chronology and Reference Guide

Author: Tom Lansford

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598844199

Category: History

Page: 349

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• Provides insightful quotes from contemporary figures and primary documents ranging from Osama bin Laden's 1998 fatwa against the United States to the 2006 Iraq Study Group Report • Contains 12 biographies ranging from Osama bin Laden to George W. Bush that provide detailed background on important figures from the era • Presents a chronology of events from the 1970s to the present day, including occurrences leading to the September 11, 2001, attacks and the Iraq War • Includes a select bibliography of major works on the September 11, 2001, attacks; the war in Iraq; homeland security; and the war on terror • Contains a detailed glossary of key terms such as "Shiite" and "weapons of mass destruction"

America Embattled

Author: Richard Crockatt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134456018

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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What causes Anti- Americanism and where are its historical roots? What is the impact of 9/11 on America's sense of itself and its role in the world? Is America paradoxically a victim of its own political and economic power? This book seeks to understand the terrible attacks of September 11th within a broader historical, political and ideological context. Rather than drawing on simple 'clash of civilisation' oppositions, the author argues that it is important to have an awareness of the complex historical processes which influence: America's sense of itself and its changing view of the world How the world, especially the Muslim world, views America The changing nature of international politics and the global system since the end of the cold war. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary and historical sources Richard Crockatt has written a balanced, subtle and highly readable book which provides genuine insight into American foreign policy, anti-Americanism and Islamic fundamentalism. It will be important reading for all those seeking to understand the background to the 'war on terror'.

Writing the War on Terrorism

Language, Politics and Counter-terrorism

Author: Richard Jackson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719071218

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

View: 9246

This book examines the language of the war on terrorism and is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand how the Bush administration's approach to counter-terrorism became the dominant policy paradigm in American politics today.

Game Changer

The Impact of 9/11 on North American Security

Author: Jonathan Paquin,Patrick James

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774827084

Category: History

Page: 324

View: 4876

This volume re-examines 9/11's effect on North American security policy and international relations from a trilateral rather than a bilateral perspective.

Die Macht der Geographie

Wie sich Weltpolitik anhand von 10 Karten erklären lässt

Author: Tim Marshall

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423428562

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 967

Wie Geografie Geschichte macht Weltpolitik ist auch Geopolitik. Alle Regierungen, alle Staatschefs unterliegen den Zwängen der Geographie. Berge und Ebenen, Flüsse, Meere, Wüsten setzen ihrem Entscheidungsspielraum Grenzen. Um Geschichte und Politik zu verstehen, muss man selbstverständlich die Menschen, die Ideen, die Einstellungen kennen. Aber wenn man die Geographie nicht mit einbezieht, bekommt man kein vollständiges Bild. Zum Beispiel Russland: Von den Moskauer Großfürsten über Iwan den Schrecklichen, Peter den Großen und Stalin bis hin zu Wladimir Putin sah sich jeder russische Staatschef denselben geostrategischen Problemen ausgesetzt, egal ob im Zarismus, im Kommunismus oder im kapitalistischen Nepotismus. Die meisten Häfen frieren immer noch ein halbes Jahr zu. Nicht gut für die Marine. Die nordeuropäische Tiefebene von der Nordsee bis zum Ural ist immer noch flach. Jeder kann durchmarschieren. Russland, China, die USA, Europa, Afrika, Lateinamerika, der Nahe Osten, Indien und Pakistan, Japan und Korea, die Arktis und Grönland: In zehn Kapiteln zeigt Tim Marshall, wie die Geographie die Weltpolitik beeinflusst und beeinflusst hat.

Smoke and Mirrors

Globalized Terrorism and the Illusion of Multilateral Security

Author: Frank P. Harvey

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802089489

Category: Political Science

Page: 342

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Frank P. Harvey mounts a powerful case for American unilateralism. He addresses the relationship between globalization, terrorism, and unilateralism, and provides a systematic explanation for, and defense of, Washington's response to threats of terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

America's "war on Terrorism"

New Dimensions in U.S. Government and National Security

Author: John E. Owens,John Dumbrell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0739122339

Category: Political Science

Page: 263

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America's 'War on Terrorism': New Dimensions in US Government and National Security offers an original and multifaceted analysis of the Bush administration's responses to 9/11. The book brings together American and European analyses of the enormous institutional, political, and policy shifts in the early 21st century wrought by 9/11 and the 'war' on terror.

Nationalism in Europe and America

Politics, Cultures, and Identities since 1775

Author: Lloyd S. Kramer

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807869058

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 8838

Examining the history of nationalism's pervasive influence on modern politics and cultural identities, Lloyd Kramer discusses how nationalist ideas gained emotional and cultural power after the revolutionary upheavals in the late eighteenth-century Atlantic world. Nationalism in Europe and America analyzes the multiple historical contexts and intellectual themes that have shaped modern nationalist cultures, including the political claims for national sovereignty, the emergence of nationalist narratives in historical writing and literature, the fusion of nationalism and religion, and the overlapping conceptions of gender, families, race, and national identities. Kramer emphasizes the similarities in American and European nationalist thought, showing how European ideas about land, history, and national destiny flourished in the United States while American ideas about national independence and political rights reappeared among European nationalists and also influenced the rise of anticolonial nationalisms in twentieth-century Asia and Africa. By placing nationalist ideas and conflicts within the specific, cross-cultural framework of Atlantic history and extending his analysis to the twentieth-century world wars, Kramer offers readers a thoughtful perspective on nationalism's enduring political and cultural importance throughout the modern world.

Politics and Propaganda

Weapons of Mass Seduction

Author: Nicholas J. O'Shaughnessy

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719068539

Category: Iraq War, 2003-

Page: 264

View: 1703

The twentieth century has been called the century of propaganda. This book explores the concept of propaganda in a genuinely multi-disciplinary way. It begins by defining what propaganda is and how it came into existence, before analysing the three concepts that underpin all propaganda - symbolism, rhetoric and myth. The book then looks at the key elements of propaganda, namely emotion, hyperbole, manipulation and utopla, before presenting a unique theory that the core of propoganda lies in a basic social construction of enmity. Points made in the book are backed up by illuminating case studies from recent history that focus on spin, the war in Afghanistan, single-issue groups, negative advertising, and a powerful final chapter analysing the war in Iraq in 2003.

War on Terror

The Middle East Dimension

Author: Robert Barry Satloff

Publisher: Washington Inst for Near East Pol


Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 7591

The attacks of September 11 were transformative events, both in how Americans view their own sense of security and in how America engages with the world. Although the initial battle in the U.S.-led war against terror has been fought in central and south Asia, the principles behind that campaign have special resonance in the Middle East. This region is home to organizations which share both ideology and methodology with the perpetrators of the September 11 terrorist attacks. In addition, many aspects of the threat to U.S. interests are particular to the region: the frightening spread of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery; the ongoing challenge to the international system posed by Iraq; and, perhaps most of all, the reluctance that many U.S. allies in the region exhibit to confront their own religious militants. In this volume, key U.S. and Middle East decision makers, academics, and journalists discuss important themes such as the common interests of regional states in cooperating against terrorism, the different strategies adopted by regimes in confronting their Islamist challenges, the impact of September 11 events on the Israeli-Palestinian arena, the problems and prospects of maintaining the antiterror coalition, and the role of democracy as an antidote to the region's ills.

War, Peace and International Relations

An Introduction to Strategic History

Author: Colin S. Gray,Director of National Security Studies Colin S Gray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134169515

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 1094

This new volume explores the theory and practice of war and peace in modern historical context. In fifteen clear and concise chapters, this book hits the high and low points of international politics over a two hundred year period, plus a brief foray into the future out to 2025. War, Peace and International Relations serves as an excellent introduction to the international history of the past two centuries, showing how those two centuries were shaped and reshaped extensively by war. This book takes a broad view of what was relevant to the causes, courses, and consequences of wars. This upper-level textbook is an invaluable resource for students of strategic studies, security studies, international relations and international history.

Human Rights in the 'War on Terror'

Author: Richard Wilson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521853194

Category: Law

Page: 347

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This book reviews the war on terror since 9/11 from a human rights perspective.

Jihad 2.0: The Impact of Social Media on the Salafist Scene and the Nature of Terrorism

Author: Janis Just

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 395489338X

Category: Political Science

Page: 72

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More than a decade ago, in 2002, al-Qaeda declared their cyber-aspirations: “We strongly urge Muslim Internet professionals to spread and disseminate news and information about the jihad through e-mail lists, discussion groups and their own Web sites (...). The more Web sites, the better it is for us. We must make the Internet our tool.” Social media is part of today ́s battlefield. Over the past decade the Internet has become increasingly important to the loose and decentralized jihadist movement. This book illustrates that Jihadism online has had tremendous significance within the global jihad movement and no doubt its importance will rise in the future, as improved bandwidth, increased functionality, and the fast growing number of users will make the Internet a far more vital nerve than it is today. Salafi-Jihadist websites and social media spaces legitimate the actions of Islamic terrorists and encourage readers to support the Jihad wherever they can. Social media has offered new ways in which to promote terrorism or Jihad, and thus facilitated its intensification. Today everyone can be a part of a radical movement, anywhere. Due to the availability of propaganda material online, the Internet has not only changed the process of radicalization but influenced the nature of terrorism: the autodidactiv terrorist has become the new threat to Western security services.

Contemporary Military Strategy and the Global War on Terror

US and UK Armed Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq 2001-2012

Author: Alastair Finlan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1628929626

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 7693

Contemporary Military Strategy and the Global War on Terror offers an in-depth analysis of US/UK military strategy in Afghanistan and Iraq from 2001 to the present day. It explores the development of contemporary military strategy in the West in the modern age before interrogating its application in the Global War on Terror. The book provides detailed insights into the formulation of military plans by political and military elites in the United States and United Kingdom for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Alastair Finlan highlights the challenges posed by each of these unique theatres of operation, the nature of the diverse enemies faced by coalition forces, and the shortcomings in strategic thinking about these campaigns. This fresh perspective on strategy in the West and how it has been applied in recent military campaigns facilitates a deep understanding of how wars have been and will be fought. Including key terms, concepts and discussion questions for each chapter, Contemporary Military Strategy and the Global War on Terror is a crucial text in strategic studies, and required reading for anyone interested in the new realities of transnational terrorism and twenty-first century warfare.

Die traumatisierte Nation?

»Pearl Harbor« und »9/11« als kulturelle Erinnerungen

Author: Marcel Hartwig

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839417422

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Die mediale Verarbeitung des 11. Septembers 2001 - so die zentrale These dieses Buchs - ist in den USA maßgeblich durch die Erinnerung an Pearl Harbor geprägt: Beide Anschläge waren auch Angriffe auf die nationale Identität. Vor dem Hintergrund kulturwissenschaftlicher Diskussionen um kulturelle, nationale oder kollektive Traumata diskutiert die amerikanistische Studie von Marcel Hartwig Ästhetik und Erzählmodi von insgesamt elf Hollywoodproduktionen zu beiden Ereignissen. Damit leistet sie einen ebenso instruktiven wie innovativen Beitrag zur Untersuchung des jüngeren Nationenbildungsprozesses in den USA.