Countering Terrorism: Psychosocial Strategies
Countering Terrorism: Psychosocial Strategies contextualizes the issues related to terrorism and places the discourse within the ambit of sociocultural theories....
- ISBN: 9788132109594
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- Author Updesh Kumar, Manas K. Mandal
- Publisher Sage Publications India Pvt.Ltd,
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Countering Terrorism: Psychosocial Strategies contextualizes the
issues related to terrorism and places the discourse within the ambit of
sociocultural theories. The book goes beyond the obvious and
commonsensical notions and discusses the relevant issues from
interdisciplinary perspectives, informed by theoretical stances of not
only psychological sciences, but other social sciences like political
science, criminology, military, and sociology as well.
The volume contains 18 chapters by expert authors with diverse cultural backgrounds and provides a wide ranging canvas for multifaceted understanding of the terror phenomenon. The opening section, Understanding Terrorism: Psychosocial Issues, places emphasis on developing a well-heeled construct with strong theoretical foundations and empirical understanding of the psycho-socio-cultural dynamics involved in perpetration of terror acts. The second section, Countering Terrorism: Psychosocial Avenues, flows from the understanding thus attained and expounds counter-terror strategies and preventive measures that go beyond the obvious short-term goals and envisage the creation of a peaceful world.
The multi-disciplinary scholarship contained
in this highly relevant book could be said to have resolved the
decades-long conundrum of how terrorism should be defined and
understood…This publication could be recommended as a comprehensive
exploration of the subject of ‘terrorism’…Countering Terrorism
is a book which ought to get into the hands of governments and other
relevant quarters which are deeply concerned about ‘terror’, its causes
and containment. [The book] explore numerous dimensions of this
troubling political phenomenon, which could prove highly revelatory to
the researcher and a lay reader. The book’s editors have met a crying
need in the discipline of Political Science by bringing out this book.
It would also be of immense help in raising public awareness about
‘terror’ and it’s hitherto numerous unexplored dimensions. (The Island)
About the Author
Updesh Kumar, Ph.D., is a Scientist ‘F’ and in the chair of the Head, Mental Health Division at Defence Institute of Psychological Research, R&D Organization, Ministry of Defence, Delhi, India. Dr Kumar obtained his Doctorate degree from Punjab University, Chandigarh. With more than 23 years of experience as a scientist in R&D organization, he specializes in the area of suicidal behavior, personality assessment, and personnel selection and has developed a number of psychological tests and assessment tools. Dr Kumar has authored manuals on ‘Suicide and Fratricide: Dynamics and Management’ for defense personnel, ‘Managing Emotions in Daily Life & at Work Place’ for general population, ‘Overcoming Obsolescence & Becoming Creative in R&D Environment’ for R&D organizations, and ‘Self-Help Techniques in Military Settings.’ He has authored more than 50 other academic publications in the form of research papers, journal articles, and book chapters and represented his institute at national and international level. He has been the recipient of Defence R&D organization’s (DRDO) Technology Group Award in 2001 and 2009, and Professor Manju Thakur Memorial Award 2009 by Indian Academy of Psychology (IAAP).
|Author||Updesh Kumar, Manas K. Mandal|
|Publisher||Sage Publications India Pvt.Ltd,|