Terrorism and Political Violence

Terrorism and Political Violence

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This book introduces you to the key issues in contemporary studies on Terrorism. Its interdisciplinary approach provides a unique intellectual rigour which introduces readers to cutting-edge research.

Bringing together chapters contributed by members of the Terrorism and Political Violence Association network, it offers an insight into a variety of traditional and critical perspectives. It also equips Undergraduate and Postgraduate students with the study skills needed to succeed in coursework and assignments, especially dissertation work.

Drawing on the expertise of TAPVA members, this book:

Explores contemporary issues, such as drone warfare, state violence, children and political violence, cyber-terrorism and de-radicalisation.
Features case studies drawn from a range of international examples, lists of further reading, key concepts and questions for use in seminars and private study.
Provides you with study skills content designed to help you complete your dissertation.

This is the perfect textbook to guide you through your studies in terrorism, political violence, international security and strategic studies.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 170 x 242 x 20.32mm | 560g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1446272818
  • 9781446272817
  • 2,179,522

Table of contents

Locating Terrorism Studies - Simon Mabon
Terrorism and Ethics - Gilberto Algar-Faria
A History of Terrorism: Ideology, Tactics and Organization - Pola Zafra-Davis
Defining Cyberterrorism - Lee Jarvis and Stuart McDonald
Essay 1: A Critical Approach: Violence, 'Victims' and 'Innocents' - Marie Breen-Smyth and Samantha Cooke
Essay 2: A Critical View of Critical Terrorism Studies - James Lutz
Essay 3: The Global War on Terror and State Terrorism - Michael Stohl
The 'Root Causes' of Terrorism - Nina Musgrave
Supporting Terrorism - Nicole Ives-Allison
Terrorism, Communication and the Media - Cristina Archetti
Essay 4: IEDs, Martyrs, Civil Wars, and Terrorists - Caroline Kennedy-Pipe
Essay 5: Towards Global Jihadism - Bill Braniff and Assaf Moghadam
Essay 6: Living with Terror, not Living in Terror: The Impact of Chronic Terrorism on Israeli Society - Dov Waxman
How Terrorism Ends - Sarah Marsden
Conflict Resolution and Terrorists as Spoilers - Sophie Whiting
Individual Disengagement from Terrorist Groups - Paul Gill, Noemie Bouhana and John Morrison
Essay 7: De-Radicalization, Disengagement and the Attitudes-Behavior Debate - Gordon Clubb
Essay 8: Drone Warfare - Michael Boyle
Resource 1: Study Skills for Dissertations, Essays and Exams - Terry Hathaway
Resource 2: Conducting Field Research on Terrorism - Adam Dolnik
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Review quote

This volume provides an illuminating overview of the challenges of teaching and learning about terrorism and political violence. It engages with the causes, dynamics and context of violence and brings theoretical depth to the topic in multiple perspectives. Written in an accessible style, this book is an ideal companion for students of political violence and terrorism studies. -- Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet This edited volume represents a collection of contributions from highly experienced academics to those at the beginning of their academic career. It covers a very broad spectrum of topics concerning terrorism and political violence, from a multitude of theoretical concepts, tactics and positioning, from how terrorism emerges through to how it ends, and how to approach the study and research of the topics. The book represents a rare opportunity for an all-in-one, up-to-date and informative source on these aspects that impact upon our contemporary lives, which makes it an invaluable source for many - researchers and students through to those with an interest in the matter. -- Dr. Greg Simons
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About Caroline Kennedy-Pipe

Caroline Kennedy-Pipe is a professor of war studies at the University of Hull. She is the university lead on maritime and security issues. She has published extensively on these issues and has been quoted in The Guardian as being 'one of the UK's leading experts in war'. Gordon Clubb is a lecturer in international security at the University of Leeds and is Director of the Terrorism and Political Violence Association. Recently, he has written on the disengagement and de-radicalization of Fatah and the Irish Republican Army. Simon Mabon is a lecturer in international relations at the University of Lancaster. He is the author of Saudi Arabia and Iran: Soft Power Rivalry in the Middle East (I.B. Tauris, 2013), Hizballah: From Islamic Resistance to Government (Praeger, 2014, with Gordon Clubb and James Worrall) and British Foreign Policy (Routledge, 2015, with Mark Garnett). He is Director of the Richardson Institute and a research associate with the Foreign Policy Centre.
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