Environmental and Animal Rights Extremism  Terrorism  and National Security Book

Environmental and Animal Rights Extremism Terrorism and National Security

  • Author : Elzbieta Posluszna
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2015-01-29
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128017043

Environmental and Animal Rights Extremism Terrorism and National Security Excerpt :

As concerns about human treatment of the environment and animals have increased over the years, so have decentralized and extremist groups related to these causes. Environmental and Animal Rights Extremism, Terrorism, and National Security analyzes the international development of radical movements relating to environmental concerns and animal rights in the context of the threats they pose to national security. In addition to tracing the factors responsible for the rapid growth of these movements over the last 25 years, this text presents countermeasures that governments can deploy to neutralize the risk posed by these threats now and in the future. Bringing to bear new developments such as cyber activity and online activism, Environmental and Animal Rights Extremism, Terrorism, and National Security offers an examination of the direct and indirect violence, lone-wolf terrorism, and leaderless resistance that have characterized these radical wings from their inception. By not only identifying the tactics and organizational structures often employed by these groups, but also addressing future trends toward increased radicalization, Environmental and Animal Rights Extremism, Terrorism, and National Security is an important resource for identifying, anticipating, and mitigating threats posed by such movements. Describes the psychological, social, and organizational mechanisms responsible for the functioning of the extremist wings of the interconnected environmental and animal rights movements in the context of national security Identifies the main tactical and organizational ways these movements develop, moving from hierarchical organization to network structures, leaderless resistance, and lone-wolf activities Covers radical environmental and animal rights groups, including Earth First!, Animal Liberation Front, Earth Liberation Front, Animal Rights Militia, and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Looks to future trends in radicalization of these movements

Eco terrorism Specifically Examining the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front Book

Eco terrorism Specifically Examining the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front

  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works
  • Publisher : Office of the Federal Register
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Animal rights activists
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000061500822

Eco terrorism Specifically Examining the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front Excerpt :

The Code of Federal Regulations is a codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the United States Federal Government.

Understanding Lone Actor Terrorism Book

Understanding Lone Actor Terrorism

  • Author : Michael Fredholm
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-02-05
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317328612

Understanding Lone Actor Terrorism Excerpt :

This volume examines the lone actor terrorist phenomenon, including the larger societal trends which may or may not have led to their acts of terrorism. With lone actor terrorism becoming an increasingly common threat, the contributors to this volume aim to answer the following questions: What drives the actions of individuals who become lone actor terrorists? Are ideological and cultural issues key factors, or are personal psychological motives more useful in assessing the threat? Do lone actors evolve in a broader social context or are they primarily fixated loners? What response strategies are available to security services and law enforcement? What is the future outlook for this particular terrorist threat? Although these issues are frequently discussed, few books have taken a global perspective as their primary focus. While many books focus on lone actor terrorists in relation to terrorist groups, such as Al-Qaida and the Islamic State, few, if any, cover lone actors of all ideological backgrounds, including the variants of active shooters and malicious insiders in information security, such as Edward Snowden – with both of these latter categories constituting an important variant of lone actors. Utilising the expertise of academics and practitioners, the volume offers a valuable multidisciplinary perspective. This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism and counter-terrorism, political violence, criminology, security studies and IR.

Encyclopedia of Terrorism  Third Edition Book

Encyclopedia of Terrorism Third Edition

  • Author : Cindy Combs
  • Publisher : Infobase Holdings, Inc
  • Release Date : 2021-08-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438199078

Encyclopedia of Terrorism Third Edition Excerpt :

The ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and the bombings overseas have shown that—despite the "War on Terror"—terrorism is still very much a part of daily life for many individuals. Encyclopedia of Terrorism, Third Edition provides students, researchers, journalists, and policymakers with a complete survey of what seems to be an intractable problem. More than 330 entries organized in an easily accessible, A-to-Z format offer comprehensive treatments of the events, people, organizations, and places that have played a major role in international terrorism. Each entry is placed within its appropriate historical context to help readers understand the wide-ranging motivations behind terrorist actions. New and updated entries include: Islamic State mass shootings narco-terrorism Paris attacks Pulse nightclub terrorist attack right-wing terrorism San Bernardino attacks school site analysis siege of the U.S. Capitol Special Projects Team-Special Air Service (SAS) state-sponsored terrorism white supremacist groups

Emergencies and Public Health Crisis Management  Current Perspectives on Risks and Multiagency Collaboration Book

Emergencies and Public Health Crisis Management Current Perspectives on Risks and Multiagency Collaboration

  • Author : Amir Khorram-Manesh
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2020-12-11
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 9783039436811

Emergencies and Public Health Crisis Management Current Perspectives on Risks and Multiagency Collaboration Excerpt :

The successful management of emergencies and public health crises depends on adequate measures being implemented at all levels of the emergency chain of action, from policy makers to the general population. It starts with appropriate risk assessment, prevention, and mitigation and continues to prehospital and hospital care, recovery, and evaluation. All levels of action require well-thought out emergency management plans and routines based on established command and control, identified safety issues, functional communication, well-documented triage and treatment policies, and available logistics. All these characteristics are capabilities that should be developed and trained, particularly when diverse agencies are involved. In addition to institutional responses, a robust, community-based disaster response system can effectively mitigate and respond to all emergencies. A well-balanced response is largely dependent on local resources and regional responding agencies that all too often train and operate within “silos”, with an absence of interagency cooperation. The importance of this book issue is its commitment to all parts of emergency and public health crisis management from a multiagency perspective. It aims to discuss lessons learned and emerging risks, introduce new ideas about flexible surge capacity, and show the way it can practice multiagency collaboration.

Routledge Handbook of Non Violent Extremism Book

Routledge Handbook of Non Violent Extremism

  • Author : Elisa Orofino
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2023-03-09
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 547
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000823837

Routledge Handbook of Non Violent Extremism Excerpt :

This Handbook provides the first in-depth analysis of non-violent extremism across different ideologies and geographic centres, a topic overshadowed until now by the political and academic focus on violent and jihadi extremism in the Global North. Whilst acknowledging the potentiality of non-violent extremism as a precursor to terrorism, this Handbook argues that non-violent extremism ought to be considered a stand-alone area of study. Focusing on Islamist, Buddhist, Hindu, far-right, far-left, environmentalist and feminist manifestations, the Handbook discusses the ideological foundation of their ‘war on ideas’ against the prevailing socio-political and cultural systems in which they operate, and provides an empirical examination of their main claims and perspectives. This is supplemented by a truly global overview of non-violent extremist groups not only in Europe and the United States, but also in Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Middle East. The Handbook thus answers a call to decolonise knowledge that is especially prescient given both the complicity of non-violent extremists with authoritarian states and the dynamic of oppression towards more progressive groups in the Global South. The Handbook will appeal to those studying extremism, radicalisation and terrorism. It intersects several relevant disciplines, including social movement studies, political science, criminology, Islamic studies and anthropology.

Armed groups  Studies in National Security  Counterterrorism  and Counterinsurgency Book

Armed groups Studies in National Security Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Government Printing Office
  • Release Date : 2023-01-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 506
  • ISBN 10 : 0160866995

Armed groups Studies in National Security Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency Excerpt :

Product Description: Discussion of armed groups which are considered to include classic insurgents, terrorists, guerrillas, militias, police agencies, criminal organizations, war-lords, privatized military organizations, mercenaries, pirates, drug cartels, apocalyptic religious extremists, orchestrated rioters and mobs, and tribal factions. To study armed groups use of history, political science, anthropology, sociology, theology, and economics are traditional areas of research. The book also delves into matters of ethics, technology, intelligence, education, the law, diplomacy, military science, and even mythology. The book is divided into five sections: History and armed groups, Present context and environment, Religion and inspiration, thinking differently about armed groups, the shpae of things to come.

Animal Welfare in Australia Book

Animal Welfare in Australia

  • Author : Peter John Chen
  • Publisher : Sydney University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-10
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN 10 : 9781743324738

Animal Welfare in Australia Excerpt :

The issue of animal welfare has attracted much attention in Australia in recent decades. Activists and welfare organisations have become increasingly vigorous in promoting a new ethical relationship between humans and animals, and in challenging practices they identify as inhumane. In 2011 this agitation culminated in the temporary suspension of cattle live exports, with significant economic and political implications for Australia. Similar campaigns have focused on domestic food production systems and the use of animals in entertainment. Yet despite this increased interest, the policy process remains poorly understood. Animal Welfare in Australia is the first Australian book to examine the topic in a systematic manner. Without taking a specific ethical position, Chen draws on a wide range of sources – including activists, industry representatives and policy makers – to explain how policy is made and implemented. He explores the history of animal welfare in Australia, examines public opinion and media coverage of key issues, and comprehensively maps the policy domain. He shows how diverse social, ethical and economic interests interact to produce a complex and unpredictable climate. Animal Welfare in Australia will be of interest to scholars and practitioners of public policy, those interested in issues of animal welfare, and anyone wishing to understand how competing interests interact in the contemporary Australian policy landscape.

Intervention or Protest Book

Intervention or Protest

  • Author : Gabriel Garmendia da Trindade
  • Publisher : Vernon Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN 10 : 9781622739752

Intervention or Protest Excerpt :

Within current political, social, and ethical debates – both in academia and society – activism and how individuals should approach issues facing nonhuman animals, have become increasingly important, ‘hot’ issues. Individuals, groups, advocacy agencies, and governments have all espoused competing ideas for how we should approach nonhuman use and exploitation. Ought we proceed through liberation? Abolition? Segregation? Integration? As nonhuman liberation, welfare, and rights’ groups increasingly interconnect and identify with other ‘social justice movements’, resolutions to these questions have become increasingly entangled with questions of what justice and our ethical commitments demand on this issue, and the topic has become increasingly significant and divisive. The book considers how this question, and contemporary issues facing nonhumans (such as experimentation, hunting, and factory farming) should be answered by drawing on both theory and practice in order to provide grounded, yet actionable, ways forward. Indicatively, the book covers topics such as: • The intersection between nonhuman ethics and the ethics of war and self-defence • Nonhuman animals as political subjects and acting agents • Whether we should intervene for nonhuman animals in cases of natural disaster • Various explorations of why the nonhuman movement may not be succeeding as well as it could be • Comparisons between the nonhuman movement and other social movement • Arguments for and against intervening to help or save nonhumans, and how far we may go • What intervention could ultimately mean for nonhumans The book is therefore intended not only to provide new and interesting insight into the area and important contemporary discussions, but also to constructively aid the nonhuman movement and unite theory and practice on the crucial issues. With the nonhuman movement and its past approaches currently being questioned as a success, more nonhumans than ever being h

From Environmental Action to Ecoterrorism  Book

From Environmental Action to Ecoterrorism

  • Author : Gerry Nagtzaam
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-01-27
  • Genre: Ecoterrorism
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785367359

From Environmental Action to Ecoterrorism Excerpt :

This book scrutinizes the growth of the ‘eco-terrorism’ movement operating on a global scale, focusing on the main groups and their more radical offshoots, both historically and those currently active. These include Earth First!, the Earth Liberation Front, the Animal Liberation Front and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. It critically examines how these groups form and how they have evolved, their key personnel, their strategies and tactics, principles, motivating philosophies and attitudes to violence. Specifically, the book seeks to understand whether such groups inevitably evolve from activists to militants to terrorists, as the literature suggests. Lastly, it considers the future of such groups, asking whether they will become more prominent as more people become ecologically aware and as global environmental conditions deteriorate, or whether such groups have peaked as a force for environmental change.

Historical Dictionary of Environmentalism Book

Historical Dictionary of Environmentalism

  • Author : Peter Dauvergne
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-09-09
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442269613

Historical Dictionary of Environmentalism Excerpt :

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Environmentalism contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important events, issues, organizations, ideas, and people shaping the direction of environmentalism worldwide.

Green Is the New Red Book
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Green Is the New Red

  • Author : Will Potter
  • Publisher : City Lights Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-04-12
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780872865525

Green Is the New Red Excerpt :

An insider tells how environmentalists and animal rights activists have become "the number one domestic terrorism threat."

Terrorism  Commentary on Security Documents Volume 148 Book

Terrorism Commentary on Security Documents Volume 148

  • Author : Jr. Douglas C. Lovelace
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-29
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190654252

Terrorism Commentary on Security Documents Volume 148 Excerpt :

Terrorism: Commentary on Security Documents is a series that provides primary source documents and expert commentary on various topics relating to the worldwide effort to combat terrorism, as well as efforts by the United States and other nations to protect their national security interests. Volume 148, Lone Wolf Terrorists, examines the phenomenon of the solitary domestic terrorist, analyzes the distinction between such terrorists and mass murderers who are not deemed to be terrorists, considers the motivations of violent extremists, and examines the dilemmas faced by law enforcement in preventing solitary political extremists with violent ideologies from translating their beliefs into actions. The volume is divided into three sections, providing an overview of the topic, an examination of strategies for prevention of such attacks, and a consideration of the Internet's role in contributing to radicalization. Documents included in this volume include a CRS report on domestic terrorism, a report examining violent radicalization from a criminal justice perspective, and a CRS report differentiating hate crimes from domestic terrorism, as well as other reports on the lone wolf terrorism phenomenon and strategies to prevent and/or counter it. The last document in the volume is a CRS report relating to the advocacy of terrorism on the Internet, especially including social media, and the ways in which law enforcement might be able to address the problem of dangerous online speech within the current U.S. legal structure.