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Aviation terrorism and security
Wilkinson, Paul, 1937-2011.
Publication Information:
London ; Portland, OR : Frank Cass, 1999.
Physical Description:
177 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Attacks on civil aviation: trends and lessons / Ariel Merari -- The politics of aviation terrorism / Peter St. John -- Aircraft sabotage / Brian M. Jenkins -- Aviation security and terrorism: an analysis of the potential threat to air cargo integrators / Bruce Hoffman -- The missile threat to civil aviation / Marvin B. Schaffer -- The role of international aviation organisations in enhancing security / Rodney Wallis -- Aviation security in the United States / Brian M. Jenkins -- Aviation security before and after Lockerbie / Omar Malik -- A statement on behalf of the UK families group--Flight 103 / Jim Swire -- Enhancing global aviation security? / Paul Wilkinson.

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HE9797.4.S4 A94 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Choice Review

Aviation terrorism is a hot button issue, and the editors could have succumbed to a "sky is falling" approach. Instead, they have organized a series of independent essays according to the facts and critical issues of airport, airline, and aircraft security. The first chapter carefully plots the rise of attacks on civil aviation, with the second persuasively pointing out the high political value of aircraft attacks for the perpetrators. Additional chapters cover various methods of terrorist attacks including sabotage, missile threats (especially with the proliferation of effective shoulder-fired models), and hijackings. Solutions provided include increased airport security, a somewhat dubious terrorist profiling technique, the institution of a global security regime that includes coordination of national judiciaries, and the increasingly important role of international peacekeeping to limit the perceived utility of dramatic and spectacular international terrorist actions. The text is intended for an audience of policy makers but should be interesting to undergraduate and professional students conducting case studies of aviation security. E. C. Dolman Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

Table of Contents

Paul Wilkinson and Brian M. JenkinsAriel MerariPeter St. JohnBrian M. JenkinsBruce HoffmanMarvin B. SchafferRodney WallisBrian M. JenkinsOmar MalikJim SwirePaul Wilkinson
Introductionp. 1
Attacks on Civil Aviation: Trends and Lessonsp. 9
The Politics of Aviation Terrorismp. 27
Aircraft Sabotagep. 50
Aviation Security and Terrorism: An Analysis of the Potential Threat to Air Cargo Integratorsp. 54
The Missile Threat to Civil Aviationp. 70
The Role of International Aviation Organisations in Enhancing Securityp. 83
Aviation Security in the United Statesp. 101
Aviation Security Before and After Lockerbiep. 112
A Statement on Behalf of the UK Families Group - Flight 103p. 134
Enhancing Global Aviation Security?p. 147
Bibliographyp. 167
Abstracts of Articlesp. 169
Notes on Contributorsp. 173
Indexp. 175