Focus on Terrorism. Volume 15


Series: Focus on Terrorism
BISAC: POL037000

Terrorism, sadly, seems here to stay and to stay with a vengeance. It turns out that the United States was not prepared for it and now must play catch-up. In doing so, even agreement on how to define terrorism is in doubt and what to do about it seems beyond comprehension at the moment. This volume presents a broad cross section of analyses of weaknesses and actions in the ongoing battle against terrorism. Chapter One attempts to answer the question of whether terrorist networks are migrating not only towards an urban environment, but to a megacity environment. Chapter Two focuses on qualitative research regarding the cyber threat that has continually beleaguered this nation by malevolent actors over the last decade and how these nefarious individuals, non-state actors, or nation states can implement the instruments of national power through the application of a new model named the York Intelligence Red Team Model (YIRTM) using sources guided by the Federal Secondary Data Case Study Triangulation Model to arrive at results.

Chapter Three examines how public relations research could both help other related disciplines and benefit from other disciplines by comparing terrorism-related communication research from two different approaches: persuasion and public relations. Chapter Four centres on the belief that by the introduction of fear, jihadist terrorism affects the social trust of western societies. Chapter Five develops the thesis that terrorism placed the western axiom of hospitality in jeopardy, adopting the process of securitization as the main axis of dialogue between workers and capital owners. Chapter Six argues that an elaboration over the role of the passport as a regulatory mechanism promotes fresh interdisciplinary observations on the nature of global capitalism via the new mobilities paradigm. Chapter Seven explores how the rise of international terror has changed not only the tourist industry but also the film industry. Chapter Eight investigates media representations of Jews and Arabs in the 1930s and 2010s, concluding that many of the issues that were prominent in the lead up to World War II are also prominent during the War on Terror. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Terror Networks in the Urban Black Hole: Is There a Difference between a Megacities’ Black Hole and a Traditional Cities’ Black Hole, and Does One Offer a More Favorable Environment for Terror Networks?
Jason Neuringer

Chapter 2. Cyber Threats to the National Security of The United States: A Qualitative Assessment
John M. Weaver

Chapter 3. A Need for the Expansion and Connection of Public Relations Research: A Comparison of Terrorism Research from Two Approaches
Jarim Kim

Chapter 4. Hospitality Today: The Rise of Jihadist Terrorism
Maximiliano Korstanje

Chapter 5. Analysing the Intersection of Terrorism in the Sacred-Law of Hospitality: Marginal Reflections of our Days
Maximiliano E. Korstanje

Chapter 6. Passport, Surveillance and Reciprocity in Travel: Reconsidering Hospitality through a Criticism of Marc Augé’s ‘Non-Places’
Maximiliano E. Korstanje and Rodanthi Tzanelli

Chapter 7. How Terrorism Modified the Horror Movies
Maximiliano Korstanje and Geoffrey Skoll

Chapter 8. Representations of Jewish and Arab Citizens in Western Social and Mass Media during Times of Diaspora: Considering World War II and the War on Terror
Jonathan Bishop


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