A Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence led by the University of Maryland

A consortium of researchers dedicated to improving the understanding of the human causes and consequences of terrorism

’Unholy Alliances’: How Transnational Terrorists and Crime Make Common Cause


’Unholy Alliances’: How Transnational Terrorists and Crime Make Common Cause

Abstract: 

Terrorism is imprinted on Western society’s consciousness. Nearly every week a terrorist attack occurs in the world. The academic world, in attempting to understand terrorism, has often been limited to descriptive work rather than analysis, and has produced surprisingly few mainstream collections on the subject. Coping with Terrorism offers a collection of essays that ask: who are terrorists, what are their goals, who supports them, and how can we combat their tactics? The essays are scholarly, rather than journalistic or ideological, in their approach. As such, they scrutinize a much-discussed and prevalent subject and bring it into the mainstream for international relations.

Publication Information

Full Citation: 

Mincheva, Lyubov and Ted R. Gurr. 2010. “Unholy Alliances’: How Transnational Terrorists and Crime Make Common Cause”, in Coping with Contemporary Terrorism: Origins, Escalation and Responses, eds. Rafael Reuveny and William R. Thompson. New York: SUNY Press, pp.169-192.

START Author(s): 
Lyubov Mincheva
Publication URL: 
Visit Website

Additional Info

Research Area: