The United Nations and terrorism: Germany, multilateralism, and antiterrorism efforts in the 1970s

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Abstract

The book presents a thorough examination of West Germany's encounter with domestic and international terrorism in the 1970s and how the country contributed to and eventually led the international battle against terrorism at the United Nations. A study of German foreign policy but also the story of how the UN addressed terrorism in a decade that was strongly marked by this phenomenon, it provides an in-depth archival study of the German motivations for finding an international response to terrorism and the policies Germany pursued in order to achieve this at the UN. Germany's policies were driven by the sheer need for cooperation, but above all by a desire for global influence. The United Nations and Terrorism provides detailed accounts of terrorist crises involving the kidnapping and murder of diplomats, the attack on the Munich Olympics, the OPEC siege, and two aircraft hijackings to Entebbe and Mogadishu.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages316
ISBN (Electronic)9781137391988
ISBN (Print)9781137391964, 9781349483150
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Terrorism
  • UN
  • Germany
  • 1970s
  • Multilateralism
  • Hijacking
  • Hostages
  • Nation
  • United Nations

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