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Terrorists’ Target Selection

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. C. J. M. Drake
    Pages 1-4
  3. C. J. M. Drake
    Pages 5-15
  4. C. J. M. Drake
    Pages 16-34
  5. C. J. M. Drake
    Pages 35-53
  6. C. J. M. Drake
    Pages 54-72
  7. C. J. M. Drake
    Pages 73-97
  8. C. J. M. Drake
    Pages 98-119
  9. C. J. M. Drake
    Pages 120-143
  10. C. J. M. Drake
    Pages 144-162
  11. C. J. M. Drake
    Pages 163-174
  12. C. J. M. Drake
    Pages 175-182
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 183-272

About this book


The author examines the factors which influence terrorists' target selection. In particular he looks at the influence of the ideologies, strategies and tactics of terrorist groups, and describes how these are restricted by the terrorists' resources, by protective and anti-terrorist measures, by the society within which the terrorists operate, and by the nature of the terrorists and their supporters. He concludes that terrorists' target selection is often both explicable and logical.


decision-making environment ideology nature strategy terrorism

About the authors

C.J.M. DRAKE has a BA in Politics from the University of Lancaster and a PhD in International Relations from the University of St Andrews.

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