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by Diego Gambetta

eBook Making Sense of Suicide Missions download ISBN: 0199297975
Author: Diego Gambetta
Publisher: Oxford University Press; Expanded, Updated edition (November 23, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 432
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Her suicide note clearly stated her disillusionment, her frustration and her profound sense of hopelessness.

Her suicide note clearly stated her disillusionment, her frustration and her profound sense of hopelessness. Her words implicated the way our profession treats women; women as midwives and women as mothers as the basis for her decision to end her life.

Gambetta brings together a remarkable group of academics from different disciplines and countries who bring a. .in a fascinating contribution to the new essay collection Making Sense of Suicide Missions, the Yale political scientist Stathis Kalyvas and a Spanish colleague, Ignacio.

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 terrifying feature of an increasing number of violent conflicts

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 terrifying feature of an increasing number of violent conflicts. Since 1981, around 30 organizations throughout the world - some of them secular and others affiliated to radical Islam - have carried out more than 600 suicide missions. Although a tiny fraction of the overall number of guerrilla and terrorist attacks occurring in the same period, the results have proved significantly more lethal

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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.

In terms of direct intellectual influences on Gambetta's work, in addition to Thomas Schelling, one may count Michael Bacharach, Partha Dasgupta, Jon Elster and Bernard Williams.

The Evening Standard Making Sense of Suicide Missions is an enlightening collection of essays, so badly needed in the prevalent mood of misconceptions and half-baked analysis. The Guardian The book effectively balances qualitative, quantitative, and analytic approaches.

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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.
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FireWater
This volume of collected edited works looks deeply in the psyche and motivation of suicide bombers. It is loaded with many surprises, because of its plethora of information and insights about, not only, those on present day suicide missions, but others who have made the pages of history as well.
One featured study reveals that suicide bombers (SB) were far from uneducated, poverty-stricken castaways of the lower class, but rather middle class "normal" members of society, very well-behaved and deeply religious. Although, we assume that SBs are seriously, psychologically, disturbed people, we discover that these are the very types of individuals rejected for suicide missions. Why? They might screw things up or get caught, expose the organization and invite retaliation. When you think about the coolness of the 911 attackers, this makes sense and is very, very frightening. SB's are not motivated by the desire for death, but life; for they seek to live in Paradise.
SBs far reaching motives are also explained: the instantaneous absolution of sins for themselves and possibly their families, 72 houris (none of which they may enjoy while they are alive), and revenge for a feeling of humiliation from the modern world (names withheld). Their willingness to commit murder is organizational in nature, i.e., as members of an army, and not from `a proclivity to die.' The flawed religious thinking of the suicide bomber is exposed too, when they falsely assert that killing one's self in battle is a proper Islamic religious ideal. On the contrary, killing enemies in battle is Jihad, not killing yourself, an idea which originated in the 20th Century. Why would God go to all the trouble of making you fit for eternal life, cleansing you in body and soul, and then ask you to blow yourself into nasty little pieces?
Sleeplessness and the endless repetition of texts and prayers are given as methods for deadening the senses of SBs, and as training to facilitate their departure from this world. This book is a real eye-opener and should be read to rouse those who slumber in complacency.
Gerceytone
A friend got me thinking about where/if the Boston bombings fit in the historical and cultural trajectory of suicide missions. Although we may not yet know enough about the Boston incident to categorize it as a suicide mission, I recommended this book to my social networks because it is an incredible collection of deeply careful, interesting essays. It was one of the best books I read in grad school (public policy masters program). Although it is self-admittedly not a comprehensive taxonomy of all suicide missions in all contexts, the essays rely heavily on empirical evidence to frame important and sometimes unexpected questions. The work also serves the interested reader by offering exquisitely precise thinking on suicide missions (in both heroic and nefarious contexts), and also by being historically and culturally comparative (addressing Kamikaze, Tamil Tigers, Palestineans, Al-Qaeda, 9/11, self immolations with intent to kill others, etc). Really spectacular read for anyone trying to understand suicide missions which, tragically, are becoming an ever more relevant topic around the world.
Stoneshaper
Terrific book with excellent materials on non suicide terror and suicide in which one kills only himself to provide the most insightful approach to understanding the phenomenon of suicide terror while explaining the counter factual cases. Possibly one of the best books ever written on terrorism!
Ckelond
If there is a single point that defines the current political struggles in the world it is the Suicide Mission. This book consists of essays from a number of social scientists from around the world who have studied such missions.

The book begins with a discussion of the Japanese Kamikaze in World War II where some 3,000 Japanese army and navy pilots died trying to crash their planes into Allied ships during the later phase of the war.

After this chapter the book covers the more recent activities from self-immolations, as with the monks in VietNam to the activities by Palestinians, Al-queda and others. Finally there are several chapters on the more general aspects of suicide missions such as motivations, beliefs, the overall impact and so on.

The hardcover version of this book was published in early 2005. For this paperback version an additional Epilogue has been added that analyzes what has happened in the world since then. As the business analysis types would say, this has been a growth industry with 555 attacks in 2005.