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Technology and Terrorism / Edition 1

Technology and Terrorism / Edition 1

by David Clarke
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In this volume, thirteen authors from all points of the English-speaking world provide a tour of the entwined labyrinths of technology and terrorism. They describe terrorism as an epistemological contact sport. With espionage, one can often deduce from a few pieces of the puzzle a plan's goals and its roots, its sources. But the goals of terrorists are both vague and hopelessly specific, while their means are restrained by rational, institutional thought. Thus, terrorists can be equally expected to flail out without any thought at all, as a child might exhibit in a temper tantrum, and to be hyper-rational, probing at the edges of the target for any weakness. Therefore, how terrorists use technology may not be determined by any particular level of technology but in the probabilities for the target's expectation and defense regarding particular technologies.

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ISBN-13: 9780765805805
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Publication date: 05/31/2004
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 860,172
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

David Clarke (1942-2005) was professor emeritus at Southern Illinois University. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including The Architecture of Alienation: The Political Economy of Professional Education, published by Transaction. In addition he was the former editor of the journal Knowledge, Technology, & Policy.

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