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Weinberg, Leonard 1939-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 352 publications in 1 language and 11,680 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Juvenile works  Literature  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Publishing director, Other
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Most widely held works by Leonard Weinberg
Religious fundamentalism and political extremism by Leonard Weinberg( )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores the relationships between fundamentalist religious belief, political extremism and outbreaks of religiously inspired violence
Right-wing extremism in the twenty-first century( )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They have their own policy agendas focused on the problems of modern Europe."--Jacket
The role of terrorism in twenty-first-century warfare by Susanne Martin( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of terrorism in twenty-first-century warfare is a critical reflection on the major armed conflicts occurring during the 1990s and the first decade of the Twenty First Century. Conflicts in Bosnia, Kosovo, Chechnya, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria all involved the use of terrorism by one or more groups. Turning to the future, the book asks what does this mean for violent conflicts yet to come? Using a variety of case studies, Weinberg and Martin provide a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the role played by terrorism as a stand-alone tactic as well as one used to ignite broad-scale conflict, asking whether terrorist violence occurs during the early stages of an insurgency, as a leading indicator of a wider conflict, or if it is employed throughout the conflict's duration? The work also poses the question on what occasions does terrorism tend to occur as an armed conflict begins to subside, and when, in other words, is it a trailing indicator? This book is the product of Weinberg and Martin's thorough investigations into the role and timing of terrorist violence in multi-dimensional conflicts. It is an essential text for understanding the role that acts of terror play in contemporary warfare and future conflicts. -- Provided by publisher
Global terrorism : a beginner's guide by Leonard Weinberg( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at terrorism from the French Revolution to modern times
Democratic responses to terrorism by Leonard Weinberg( )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volumes are an outgrowth of a summit conference organized by the Club de Madrid
Political parties and terrorist groups by Leonard Weinberg( )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most people believe that party politics in general are at the heart of the democratic process and that democracies provide the means for the peaceful resolution of conflicts. However, Weinberg and Pedahzur not only evidence the similarities between political parties and terrorist groups, but suggest that the transformation of the latter into peaceful political parties represents one way in which campaigns of terrorist violence may be brought to an end."--Jacket
Political parties and terrorist groups by Leonard Weinberg( )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the relationship between political parties that embrace the democratic process and terrorist groups which avoid the legal and procedural strictures of democracy. It provides a detailed theoretical and empirical analysis, highlighting the fluid nature of boundaries between terrorist organization and legitimate political party. It also includes a number of case studies from Italy, Spain, Lebanon, Turkey, Iran, Israel, Palestine, Peru, Argentina, Japan and Northern Ireland, and incorporates new material on ETA, Hezbollah and Hamas
The role of terrorism in twenty-first-century warfare by Susanne Martin( )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of terrorism in twenty-first-century warfare is a critical reflection on the major armed conflicts occurring during the 1990s and the first decade of the Twenty First Century. Conflicts in Bosnia, Kosovo, Chechnya, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria all involved the use of terrorism by one or more groups. Turning to the future, the book asks what does this mean for violent conflicts yet to come? Using a variety of case studies, Weinberg and Martin provide a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the role played by terrorism as a stand-alone tactic as well as one used to ignite broad-scale conflict, asking whether terrorist violence occurs during the early stages of an insurgency, as a leading indicator of a wider conflict, or if it is employed throughout the conflict's duration? The work also poses the question on what occasions does terrorism tend to occur as an armed conflict begins to subside, and when, in other words, is it a trailing indicator? This book is the product of Weinberg and Martin's thorough investigations into the role and timing of terrorist violence in multi-dimensional conflicts. It is an essential text for understanding the role that acts of terror play in contemporary warfare and future conflicts. -- Provided by publisher
The democratic experience and political violence by David C Rapoport( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An incisive analysis of the connections between democracy and violence by acknowledged experts in the field. The connection between the two activities has often been largely ignored because of a widespread reluctance among democrats to consider the possibility that democratic forms perhaps encourage violence. This challenging volume opens up the debate
Encounters with the contemporary radical right by Peter H Merkl( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this collection examine the historical and intellectual background of various rightist groups, the way each group fits within the context of social movements theory, and the assessment of relative electorial participation and success
The revival of right-wing extremism in the nineties by Peter H Merkl( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Revival of Right-Wing Extremism in the Nineties takes a refreshingly original approach to the phenomenon of the radical right. Most studies in this field have tended to concentrate on particular movements in a single country, neglecting to a greater or lesser extent the international dimensions of right-wing extremism. Peter Merkl and Leonard Weinberg, by contrast, adopt a comparative perspective, concentrating on the revival of the right across a variety of countries. The book, for example, contains data from Lauri Karvonen reviewing levels of support for rightist values in all members of the European Union, a chapter by Piero Ignazi discussing the appearance of a 'silent counter-revolution' all over western Europe, and Peter Merkl's exploration of the reasons for the popularity of right-wing parties in Europe at this particular point in the continent's history
The emergence of a Euro-American radical right by Jeffrey Kaplan( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of terrorism? by Leonard Weinberg( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book considers not the beginning or origins of terrorism but how groups that use terrorism end. Terrorism as a tactic is unlikely to disappear, however virtually all the groups that employed terrorist violence during the 1960s and 1970s have passed from the scene in one way or another. Likewise most of the individuals who embarked on "careers" in terrorism over these same years now engage in other pursuits. The author argues that al-Qaeda and the various violent Islamist groups it has inspired are, like their predecessors, bound to bring their operations to an end. Rather than discussing the defection or de-radicalization of individuals the book aims to analyze how terrorist groups are defeated, or defeat themselves. It examines the historical record, drawing on a large collection of empirical data to analyze in detail the various ends of these violent organizations. This book provides a unique empirically informed perspective on the end of terrorism that is a valuable addition to the currently available literature and will be of interest to scholars of terrorism, security studies and international politics
The transformation of Italian communism by Leonard Weinberg( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Transformation of Italian Communism has two objectives. First, it calls the reader's attention to the role of international developments, an important but largely overlooked area involved in the study of European party politics. Traditional texts in this area emphasize domestic factors, but Weinberg focuses on the influence of international developments on domestic party politics in Italy. The implications for other nations are transparent. The second objective of this work is to examine how Italy's Communist party, the largest such party of its kind in the Western world, reacted to the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. Weinberg analyzes the meaning of these events for long-time party members in Italy as well as for Italian political and cultural life. The Transformation of Italian Communism offers an original, intimate, and unique assessment of how the end of the cold war has affected Italian political culture. It will be a valuable addition to those interested in the convulsions taking place in modern Italy, as well as to political scientists and theorists of political culture
The rise and fall of Italian terrorism by Leonard Weinberg( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2019 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian democracy may not be as fragile as many of its observers feared or imagined. It has lasted more than twice as long as the Fascist dictatorship that preceded it. Since the end of the Second World War, Italy's citizens and their political leaders have had to overcome massive problems of both state and society that their counterparts in more tranquil parts of Europe have not encountered. The particular problem to which this book is devoted is that of political terrorism. This book deals with a large-scale and protracted outbreak of domestic terrorism. It is concerned with terrorist violence in Italy committed by Italians against other Italians, the purpose of which was to influence the course of that country's political life
Comparing public policies : United States, Soviet Union, and Europe by Richard L Siegel( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy and terrorism by Leonard Weinberg( Book )

16 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the relationships between democratic government and political terrorism. Since the 9/11 attacks, the United States and many of its allies have declared a 'war on terrorism'. This struggle has been inspired in part by the belief is that by promoting democracy they will also bring an end to terrorism. Where people enjoy the blessings of liberty, they will naturally find peaceful outlets for the expression of their political views, it has been widely held. Terrorism, on the other hand, is seen largely as a consequence of repression. Where citizens cannot choose rulers freely and where dissenting voices are silenced by the authorities, terrorism and other types of violence appear to follow. Democracy and Terrorism investigates the link between terrorism and the underlying principles of democracy, both from an historical perspective and against contemporary developments in the Middle East and elsewhere. Drawing upon a range of different case studies, and using quantitative data to investigate statistical links between the waves of democracy and manifestations of terrorist violence, the book reviews whether terrorism is in fact constrained by the rise of democratic government, and the role of the law in fighting terrorism. This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism, political violence, democratisation, security studies and International Relations in general."--Publisher's website
What is terrorism? by Leonard Weinberg( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history of terrorism, both nationally and internationally
Political parties and terrorist groups by Leonard Weinberg( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection offers examples of the relationship between political parties and terrorist groups in different parts of the world, including Northern Ireland, Latin America and Italy
Introduction to political terrorism by Leonard Weinberg( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Religious fundamentalism and political extremism
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Right-wing extremism in the twenty-first centuryThe role of terrorism in twenty-first-century warfareGlobal terrorism : a beginner's guideDemocratic responses to terrorismPolitical parties and terrorist groupsPolitical parties and terrorist groupsThe role of terrorism in twenty-first-century warfareThe democratic experience and political violence
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English (254)