Emerging Security Challenges: American Jihad, Terrorism, Civil War, and Human Rights, 1st Edition

  • Seung-Whan Choi
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  • ISBN-10: 1440863059
  • ISBN-13: 9781440863059
  • DDC: 363.325097
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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When American jihadists join such international terrorist organizations as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and Al Qaeda, the danger to security and stability is often magnified on both global and domestic fronts. The global rise of terrorism in turn causes a deterioration in the quality of human rights for politically disadvantaged people or minority groups within a national territory; meanwhile, the internal crisis created by terrorist violence and human rights violations can expedite the development of civil war, which is likely to endanger domestic and international stability. Taking a consistent theoretical and empirical approach, this title explicates the relationships among these four closely related areas of concern for national security. Each chapter presents systematic, empirical evidence of security trends for more than 100 sample countries, determined using the most current statistical methods. Given that security studies should provide practical policy recommendations, this book also offers potentially effective policy suggestions at the end of each chapter.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: American Jihad, Muslim Americans, and the General Public.
2: America’s Homegrown Jihadists and Foreign Fighting.
3: Democracy, Civil Liberties, and Terrorism.
4: Theory of Terrorist Outbidding and Its Empirical Evidence.
5: The Effect of Economic Growth on Terrorism.
6: New Findings on the Causes and Effects of Human Rights Violations.
7: Demystifying the Impact of Naming and Shaming.
8: Preferential Trade Agreements and Human Rights Abusers.
9: Leaders’ Education, Democracy, and Use of Torture.
10: Civil War and Rule of Law.
11: Civil War, Volunteer Soldiers, and the Military.
About the Author.