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  • Published: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448117185
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

Beyond Terror

The Truth About the Real Threats to Our World




A brilliant expose of how Western governments are concentrating on the 'War on Terror' when other issues are far more important

Is international terrorism really the single greatest threat to world security?

Since the 9/11 attacks, many Western governments assume terrorism to be the greatest threat we face. In response, their dangerous policies attempt to maintain control and keep the status quo by using overwhelming military force. This important book shows why this approach has been such a failure, and how it distracts us from other, much greater, threats of climate change, competition over resources, marginalisation of the majority of the world and global militarisation.

Unless urgent, coordinated action is taken in the next 5-10 years on all these issues it will be almost imossible to avoid the earth becoming a highly unstable place by the middle years of this century. Beyond Terror offers an alternative path for politicians, journalists and concerned citizens alike.

  • Pub date: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448117185
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

About the Authors

Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers is Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University, the author of 20 highly respected books, and a regular commentator on global security issues both nationally and internationally (eg. on www.opendemocracy.net).

Chris Abbott

Chris Abbott is an influential writer and researcher in the areas of defence, security and international relations. He is the Founder & Executive Director of Open Briefing, the world's first civil society intelligence agency. He is an Honorary Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Social and International Studies at the University of Bradford, and until 2009 was the Deputy Director of Oxford Research Group. His two books are published by Rider: 21 Speeches that Shaped Our World: The People and Ideas that Changes the Way We Think (2010), and Beyond Terror: The Truth About the Real Threats to Our World, co-authored with Paul Rogers and John Sloboda (2007). Chris has a degree in Psychology from Royal Holloway, University of London, and a Masters in Social Anthropology from the University of St Andrews. He lives in West Cornwall with his wife and their dog.

John Sloboda

John Sloboda is Executive Director of the NGO, Oxford Research Group, as well as Professor of Psychology in the School of International Relations, Politics and the Environment at Keele. He is also co-founder of the Iraq Body Count project, and Fellow of the British Academy.


Praise for Beyond Terror

“This incisive study is radical...it demonstrates that the real threat to global peace lies in our failure to recognise our interdependence”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

“Powerful and well-presented...The argument it makes is hard to fault. Anyone who claims to be interested in security would be foolish not to read it.”

George Monbiot, author of Heat: How to Stop the Planet Burning

“This brilliant and lucid book is the single most important contribution to understanding and coping with the future that I have ever read.”

Brian Eno, campaigner and musician

“Outstanding”

Dame Anita Roddick

“Current US and UK foreign policy is totally counterproductive and is encouraging terrorism and proliferation of WMD. This report offers a serious alternative...I hope it is widely read”

Clare Short, MP


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