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Author: Todd Sandler Narrator: Joe Barrett Publisher: Tantor Audio Length: Release Date: September 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781977330543

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Terrorism is one of the driving geopolitical trends of our era. Spectacular events are recognized by their dates—for example, the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington and the 7/7 London bombings. It was a terrorist attack that drew the United States into a war in the greater Middle East that has lasted over fifteen years. Many other attacks, including those in non-Western countries, receive far less attention even though they may be more frequent and cumulatively cause more casualties.

In Terrorism: What Everyone Needs to Know®, Todd Sandler, one of America's leading scholars on the topic, provides a broad and example-rich overview of this perennially important issue. After clearly defining terrorism, he then discusses terrorism's causes, the nature of terrorist groups, how governments seek to counter terrorism, its economic consequences, and the future of terrorism. He focuses, in particular, on the extent to which specific motivations (nationalism/separatism, left and right extremism, and religious fundamentalism) and general conditions (poverty, globalization, and regime type) affect the frequency and costs of terrorism. As he explains, researchers have never established a link between poverty and terrorism or between globalization and terrorism. He also identifies many other widely-held misconceptions.

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About the Author

Todd Sandler is the Vibhooti Shukla Professor of Economics and Political Economy at the University of Texas at Dallas and has consulted for the World Bank, UNIDO, International Task Force for Global Public Goods, and the Inter-American Development Bank. His books include Global Collective Action, The Political Economy of Terrorism (with Walter Enders), Global Challenges, The Theory of Externalities, Public Goods, and Club Goods (with Richard Cornes), and Transnational Cooperation: An Issue-Based Approach (with Clint Peinhardt).

About the Narrator

Joe Barrett, an actor and Audie Award and Earphones Award–winning narrator, has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials.