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Political Science Professor Thomas Badey
Professor Thomas Badey is the editor of
Annual Editions: Violence and Terrorism
(McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 2011). This anthology, now in its 13th edition, is designed to provide convenient, inexpensive access to a wide range of current articles from some of the most respected magazines, newspapers, and journals published today.
are updated on a regular basis through a continuous monitoring of more than 300 periodical sources. The articles selected are authored by prominent scholars, researchers and commentators writing for a general audience.
volumes are designed to make them particularly useful in the classroom,” says Badey. “Each includes a general introduction, annotated table of contents, topic guide, annotated listing of selected Web sites and a brief overview for each section.”
This is the 10th edition of
produced at Randolph-Macon College. Several Randolph-Macon alumni and current students worked as research assistants on this project and were instrumental in its success. Nicholas Buccola ’12, Elyse Cooper ’11, David Huber ’11, Brandy Washington ’11, Erica Waters ’13 and Claire McKernan ’12, an exchange student from Ireland, helped review the numerous articles that were submitted for consideration. “They provided valuable insights, and above all a critical students’ perspective, which made the job of selecting articles for this edition much easier,” says Badey.
Badey is the director of the International Studies Program at R-MC. He was a key expert for media in 2001, and he was interviewed in May 2011 by Richmond’s NPR station and by the
after Osama Bin Laden was captured.
Badey served nine years as a security policeman in the United States Air Force. After completing his Ph.D., he worked almost five years as an adjunct and visiting professor at the University of South Florida. Badey, who joined the R-MC faculty in 1998, teaches a number of courses, including International Terrorism and Terrorism and Homeland Security.
Badey is also the author of “The Dagger and the Noose: The Historical Lessons of Religious Terrorism,” Global Security Studies Vol. 1, Issue 2, Summer 2010, pp.153-171, and he recently completed an article titled “Al-Qaeda in the U.S.: Generation Next?: The Problem of Generational Change in Terrorist Organizations.” He is the editor of two anthologies, one on terrorism and political violence and another on homeland security.
Badey earned his B.S. from the University of Maryland, University College, his M.A. from the University of South Florida and his Ph.D. from the Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg.
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