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Making Sense of Suicide Missions / Edition 1

Making Sense of Suicide Missions / Edition 1

by Diego Gambetta


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Suicide attacks have become the defining act of political violence of our age. From New York City to Baghdad, from Sri Lanka to Israel, few can doubt that they are a pervasive and terrifying feature of our political landscape. Based on a wealth of original information and research, and containing contributions from internationally distinguished scholars, Making Sense of Suicide Missions furthers our understanding of this chilling feature of the contemporary world in radically new and unexpected ways.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199297979
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/23/2006
Edition description: Expanded
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Kamikaze 1943-45, Peter Hill
2. Tamil Tigers 1987-2002, Stephen Hopgood
3. Palestinians 1981-2003, Luca Ricolfi
4. Al Quaeda, September 11, 2001, Stephen Holmes
5. Dying Without Killing: Self-Immolations 1962-2002, Michael Biggs
6. Killing Without Dying: The Absence of Suicide Missions, Stathis Kalyvas and Ignacio Sanchez Cuenca
7. Motivations and Beliefs in Suicide Missions, Jon Elster
8. Can We Make Sense of Suicide Missions?, Diego Gambetta

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I have been looking for human nature and I found this article and I am very disappointed with your thinking and review and you mis statements about my religion that is ISLAM that Most suicide bombers are Muslims. 1. Muslims are not suicide bombers it is all you have made a perception about muslims. 2. There is an increased ratio of women against men and its increasing day by day so that if one person marries atleast 4 women there still be remaining women on earth, so that this is not the reason for suicide bombing because everyone on earth can get a couple and not only muslims. And what you have said that, if 50% people marry 2 women so that other 50% will not get women available for marriage is wrong. You can get surveys from all over the world that population of women is higher than population of men. 3. The other key ingredient is the promise of 72 virgins waiting in heaven for any martyr in Islam. I will say this promise is for everyone who live his life according to the teaching of Allah whether or not he is married. Again you are wrong about muslims that because of not getting women to be married with, they go for suicide bombing.