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Preface Introduction Part I. Strategy or Psychology? Origins of Terrorist Behaviour: 1. The logic of terrorism: terrorist behaviour as a product of strategic choice Martha Crenshaw 2. Terrorist psycho-logic: terrorist behaviour as a product of psychological forces Jerrold M. Post Part II. Varieties of Terrorism: Ideological and Religious Motivations: 3. Ideology and rebellion: terrorism in West Germany Konrad Kellen 4. Ideology and repentance: terrorism in Italy Franco Ferracuti 5. The psychopolitical formation of extreme left terrorism in a democracy: the case of the weathermen Ehud Sprinzak 6. Terrorism in democracies: its social and political bases Ted Robert Gurr 7. Sacred terror: a contemporary example from Islam David C. Rapoport 8. The moral logic of Hizballah Martin Kramer Part III. States of Mind: How Do Terrorists Think? Which Psychological Mechanisms Enable Them To Do What They Do?: 9. Mechanism of moral disengagement Albert Bandura 10. The readiness to kill and die: suicidal terrorism and indiscriminate violence in the Middle East Ariel Merari Part IV. Responding To Terrorism: Decision-making and the Pressures on Leadership: 11. Hostage taking, the presidency, and stress Margaret G. Hermann and Charles F. Hermann 12. Taking vows: the domestication of policy-making in hostage incidents Gary Sick Part V. The Psychology of Terrorism: What Can We Know, What Must We Learn?: 13. Questions to be answered, research to be done, knowledge to be applied Martha Crenshaw 14. Understanding terrorist behaviour: the limits and opportunities of psychological inquiry Walter Reich.