Sociology of Terrorism - Sites
Books - Sociology of Terrorism, Abstracts, Syllabus,
Sociology of Terrorism, Terrorist Groups
America's War Against Terrorism
Presented by the University of Michigan's Government Document Department. Contains many
useful links to articles and sites that focus on the events of September 11th,
counterterrorism, previous attacks and more. - lib.umich.edu/govdocs/usterror.html
Attack on America: Osama bin Laden, the Taliban and Terrorism
East Carolina University's Joyner Library hosts this site. Focuses on the Taliban and
Osama Bin-Laden. Links to useful articles on these subjects. -
GlobalSecurity.org: Attack on America
Contains satellite photos, news reports, information on Afghanistan, information on
Operation Enduring Justice and Operation Noble Eagle, and more. -
Hot Topics: Terrorist Attacks on the U.S. September
This well organized web site is produced by Evergreen University in Washington State. The
site includes Federal Government Sources, New York City Sources, photos, and much more.
The Federal Government Sources are organized by Agency. -
Terrorism Law and Policy - JURIST
Available online at: jurist.law.pitt.edu/terrorism.htm
A guide to documents published by government and private research agencies. Topics include
Terrorism and Terrorists, discussing the background of terrorism, terrorists/terrorist
groups, and threat assessments; Counterterrorism Policies, containing the latest
statements from U.S. and international agencies and U.S. reports, hearings, and policy
studies; anti-terrorism laws; counterterrorism and human rights; and terrorist trials.
The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist
Attacks Upon the United States. 2004. - Available online at: gpoaccess.gov/911/index.html
9/11 and Terrorist Travel. Staff Report of the National Commission on Terrorist
Attacks Upon the United States. - Available online at:
Center for Defense Information:
Terrorism. - Available online at: cdi.org/program/index.cfm?programid=39
CDI's Terrorism Program is designed to provide insights, in-depth analysis and facts on
the military, security and foreign policy challenges as the United States, and the world,
faces terrorism. The project will look at all aspects of fighting terrorism, from
near-term issues of response and defense, to long-term questions about how the United
States should shape its future international security strategy.
FindLaw Legal News: Special Coverage: War on Terror. - Available online at:
Extensive terrorism resources from FindLaw. The news section brings together the latest
headlines on terrorism, Al Qaeda, detentions at Guantanamo Bay, the latest threat
conditions, and more. Also find commentary, legal cases, documents (including the report
of the 9-11 Commission and related testimony), and discussion boards. Includes resolutions
from Congress, NATO, and other organizations.
International Information Programs: USINFO.STATE.GOV.
Available online at: usinfo.state.gov/is/international_security/terrorism.html
IIP designs, develops, and implements a variety of information initiatives and strategic
communications programs, including Internet and print publications, traveling and
electronically transmitted speaker programs, and information resource services.
Joint Task Force Guantanamo. - Available online at: nsgtmo.navy.mil/JTFgtmo/
News, press releases, photos, MP3 audio clips, and biographies.
MIPT Oklahoma City National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism. Available
online at: db.mipt.org/mipt_rand.cfm
RAND-MIPT Terrorism Incident Database - serves to monitor all terrorism incidents
worldwide, both domestic and international, and to make them available to the public.
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States. Monograph on Terrorist
Financing. Staff Report to the Commission.
Available online at: 9-11commission.gov/report/911_TerrFin_Monograph.pdf
Office of Management and Budget. OMB 2003 Report to Congress on Combating Terrorism.
Available online at: whitehouse.gov/omb/inforeg/2003_combat_terr.pdf
"Unclassified report on government-wide spending to combat terrorism." It
provides information on Executive Branch spending, programmatic initiatives, and priority
terrorism-related areas for FY 2002 through FY 2004.
Patterns of Global Terrorism. Washington, U.S. Department of State, 2003.
SITE Institute (The Search for International Terrorist Entities).
Available online at: siteinstitute.org/
U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Available online at: dhs.gov/dhspublic/
USAF Counterproliferation Center. Air National Guard Conflict 21.
Available online at: c21.maxwell.af.mil/cts-home.htm
"Our mission is to identify and develop innovative ideas for research, leveraging of
resources, and institutional changes needed to meet the challenges of homeland security,
proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and future conflict scenarios. This includes
the matching up of research results (from any source) with ANG, USAF, and DoD issues and
Available online at: my.webmd.com/webmd_today/home/default.htm
Use the search box to locate information on bioterrorism, highly contagious diseases and
Television Archive: a library of world perspectives concerning September 11, 2001
Archive of television broadcasts all over the world regarding the September 11 attacks. -
Books On Sociology of Terrorism
Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues Book by Clarence Augustus Martin, Feb. 2009 - Review - "I am very favorably
impressed with this book. The author is well informed and an excellent writer. The
recommended readings, Web sites, boxes, tables and the like provide very attractive
features. There is an abundance of very good historical and current examples. I would
adopt this book for my courses and look forward to its publication." -- Frank Hagan
Terrorism: Co-opting the News for Politics and Profit (Communication in the Public
Interest) Book by Susan Moeller, Dec. 2008 - Review - "Susan Moeller trains her scholarly
eye on the role of the media in our understanding of modernday terrorism. What she has
produced is a valuable, important and timely study, essential reading for all of us."
Marvin Kalb, Edward R. Murrow Professor Emeritus at Harvard
"This is a sober and timely analysis of the toxic mix of politics, terrorism and the
media since 9/11. It lays bare the price paid by the West, but also points to a better way
forward." Richard Sambrook, Director, BBC Global News
Spread of Islamikaze Terrorism in Europe: The Third Islamic Invasion Book by Raphael Israeli Sep. 2008
Terrorism: The Central Role of the Media in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Book by Brigitte L. Nacos - Review - The second edition of the award-winning
Mass-Mediated Terrorism features a new chapter on public opinion and is updated with
analyses of the Iraq war, increasing terrorist attacks abroad, and subsequent
counterterrorism measures. It also includes new information on Al-Jazeera and the use of
the Internet in terrorist efforts.
Organised Crime and Corruption: Networks and Linkages Book by Leslie Holmes - Review - There has been a marked growth in the awareness
of corruption, organised crime and terrorism in recent years, especially since the end of
the Cold War. Yet the linkages and resonances between these three forms of anti-social and
anti-state behaviour are still not sufficiently recognised.
Nuclear Terrorism Book by Michael Levi - Review - "This is serious stuff. If you want to know how a
terrorist organization might manage to mount a nuclear attack - or how to stop them - you
need to read this book." - Thomas C. Schelling, 2005 Nobel Laureate in
"We wish that the current and incoming national security advisor and secretaries of
State, Defense and Homeland Security read Michael Levi's On Nuclear Terrorism." --
Los Angeles Times, January 1, 2008
Terrorism in the 21st Century (5th Edition) Cynthia C. Combs
Terrorism and Homeland Security: Thinking Strategically About
Policy by Paul Viotti, Michael Opheim, and Nicholas Bowen
and Counterterrorism: Understanding the New Security Environment, Readings and
Interpretations (Textbook) by Brigadier General USA (Ret), Russell D. Howard, Major USA,
Reid L. Sawyer, and Natasha E Bajema
and Homeland Security: An Introduction Jonathan R. White
Terrorism: A Beginner's Guide (Oneworld Beginner's Guides) by Leonard Weinberg
Terrorist Groups End: Lessons for Countering al Qa'ida by Seth G. Jones
to Break a Terrorist: The U.S. Interrogators Who Used Brains, Not Brutality, to Take Down
the Deadliest Man in Iraq by Matthew Alexander and John Bruning
Terrorists Go Nuclear? by Brian Michael Jenkins, Sen. Gary Hart, and Gov. James Gilmore
Like a Terrorist: Insights of a Former FBI Undercover Agent by Mike German
Canons of Jihad: Terrorists' Strategy for Defeating America by Jim Lacey
Eastern Terrorism: From Black September to September 11 by Mark Ensalaco (Hardcover - Nov
Eastern Terrorism: From Black September to September 11 by Mark Ensalaco
Today (Cass Series on Political Violence) by Christop Harmon
Mind of the Terrorist: The Psychology of Terrorism from the IRA to al-Qaeda by Jerrold M.
Terrorism, Strategies and Approaches by William C. Banks, Mitchel B. Wallerstein, and
Renée de Nevers
of Terrorism: Concepts and Controversies by Clarence Augustus Martin
in Perspective Sue G. Mahan and Pamala L. Griset
Terrorism Reader (Routledge Readers) by D. Whittaker
Wrong With Terrorism? Book by Robert E. Goodin