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From the Top 150 Books List by Perspectives on Terrorism

Perspectives on Terrorism has recently released a list of the Top 150 books on Terrorism and Counterterrorism. Selected and reviewed by Joshua Sinai (Virginia Tech Research Center - Arlington), the list is organized into seventeen sections, covering a range of topics and including the most significant publications in the field.

Routledge are proud to be represented in this impressive line-up, and are pleased to announce that the list features no less than 29 Routledge titles.

You can view the full list here, or read more about each of the 29 Routledge titles below. Many of these are available as e-inspection copies for use on relevant courses, or you can contact us to request any of the featured titles as review copies.


Routledge Terrorism and Counterterrorism Titles

  1. Contemporary Debates on Terrorism

    Edited by Richard Jackson, Samuel Justin Sinclair

    Contemporary Debates on Terrorism is an innovative new textbook, addressing a number of key issues in contemporary terrorism studies from both 'traditional' and 'critical' perspectives. In recent years the terrorism studies field has grown significantly, with an increasing number of scholars...

    Published January 9th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Countering the Financing of Terrorism

    Edited by Thomas J. Biersteker, Sue E. Eckert

    Groups committing acts of terrorism have adapted their means of financing to elude detection since the 9/11 attacks in the United States. Surveying the global community’s multi-year effort to cut off terrorist funding, this volume offers a much-needed analysis of a complex, widely discussed, yet...

    Published July 13th 2007 by Routledge

  3. Evaluating Counterterrorism Performance

    A Comparative Study

    By Beatrice de Graaf

    Series: Contemporary Terrorism Studies

    This book offers a new model for measuring the success and impact of counterterrorism strategies, using four comparative historical case studies. The effectiveness of counterterrorism measures is hard to assess, especially since the social impact of terrorist attacks is a fundamental and complex...

    Published March 10th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Explaining Terrorism

    Causes, Processes and Consequences

    By Martha Crenshaw

    Series: Political Violence

    This volume comprises some of the key essays by Professor Crenshaw, from 1972 to the present-day, on the causes, processes and consequences of terrorism. Since the early 1970s, scholars and practitioners have tried to explain terrorism and to assess the effectiveness of government responses to...

    Published October 8th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Fault Lines in Global Jihad

    Organizational, Strategic, and Ideological Fissures

    Edited by Assaf Moghadam, Brian Fishman

    Series: Political Violence

    This book deals with the causes, nature, and impact of the divisions within the jihadi movement, and the splits between jihadis and other Islamic groups. Fault Lines in Global Jihad offers a systematic and comprehensive examination of the broad range of divisions that contribute to the weakening...

    Published May 9th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Female Terrorism and Militancy

    Agency, Utility, and Organization

    Edited by Cindy D. Ness

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This edited volume provides a window on the many forces that structure and shape why women and girls participate in terrorism and militancy, as well as on how states have come to view, treat, and strategize against them. Females who carry out terrorist acts have historically been seen as mounting...

    Published August 18th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Global Terrorism and New Media

    The Post-Al Qaeda Generation

    By Philip Seib, Dana M. Janbek

    Series: Media, War and Security

    Global Terrorism and New Media carefully examines the content of terrorist websites and extremist television programming to provide a comprehensive look at how terrorist groups use new media today. Based partly on a content analysis of discussion boards and forums, the authors share their findings...

    Published August 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  8. Homeland Security in the UK

    Future Preparedness for Terrorist Attack since 9/11

    Edited by Paul Wilkinson

    Series: Political Violence

    This book is a detailed examination of whether domestic security measures are striking an appropriate balance between homeland security and civil liberties in the post-9/11 era. Professor Paul Wilkinson and the other contributors assess the nature of UK responses to terrorism by key public and...

    Published June 13th 2007 by Routledge

  9. Islamist Radicalisation in Europe

    An Occupational Change Process

    By Daniela Pisoiu

    Series: Political Violence

    This book examines the Islamist radicalisation process in Europe, developing a new theoretical model based on an empirical study of the evolution of Islamist radicals in their social environment. The approach of this book is to examine how, and under what conditions, people choose to radicalise....

    Published June 30th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Leaving Terrorism Behind

    Individual and Collective Disengagement

    Edited by Tore Bjorgo, John Horgan

    Series: Political Violence

    This new edited volume expands our understanding of the processes by which individuals and groups disengage from terrorism. While there has been a growing awareness of the need to understand and prevent processes of radicalization into terrorism, disengagement and deradicalization from terrorism...

    Published November 27th 2008 by Routledge

  11. Mapping Terrorism Research

    State of the Art, Gaps and Future Direction

    Edited by Magnus Ranstorp

    Series: Political Violence

    Containing essays by an array of top international scholars, this new book provides a comprehensive analytical critique of the current state of research in the terrorism and counterterrorism studies field, what it has substantively achieved over the years and where it should be heading in the...

    Published August 31st 2007 by Routledge

  12. Negotiating with Terrorists

    Strategy, Tactics, and Politics

    By Guy Olivier Faure, I. William Zartman

    Series: Political Violence

    This edited volume addresses the important issue of negotiating with terrorists, and offers recommendations for best practice and processes. Hostage negotiation is the process of trying to align two often completely polarised parties. Authorities view hostage taking as unacceptable demands made...

    Published June 5th 2011 by Routledge

  13. Reconciliation after Terrorism

    Strategy, possibility or absurdity?

    Edited by Judith Renner, Alexander Spencer

    Series: Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

    Reconciliation after Terrorism brings together scholars from the hitherto disparate fields of terrorism and reconciliation studies, in order to examine whether reconciliation is a possible strategy for dealing with and ending a terrorist conflict. Although terrorist activities often play a role in...

    Published November 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  14. Root Causes of Suicide Terrorism

    The Globalization of Martyrdom

    Edited by Ami Pedahzur

    Series: Political Violence

    This highly topical new study clearly shows how there are at least two reasons to question the central role that is assigned to religion, in particular Islam, when explaining suicide terrorism. suicide terrorism is a modern phenomenon, yet Islam is a very old religion. Except for two periods...

    Published June 22nd 2006 by Routledge

  15. Root Causes of Terrorism

    Myths, Reality and Ways Forward

    Edited by Tore Bjørgo

    This team of international experts analyses the possibilities and limitations of preventing or reducing terrorism by addressing the factors that give rise to it and sustain it. The key questions raised include: * what are the main circumstances that provide preconditions for the emergence of...

    Published June 22nd 2005 by Routledge

  16. Talking to Terrorists

    Concessions and the Renunciation of Violence

    By Carolin Goerzig

    Series: Contemporary Terrorism Studies

    This book examines the doctrine of giving no concessions to terrorists, and uses empirical research to establish whether there is any link between negotiating with such groups and the spread of violence. The logic of the no-concessions doctrine is based on the argument that other terrorist groups...

    Published February 20th 2012 by Routledge

  17. Terrorism Studies

    A Reader

    Edited by John Horgan, Kurt Braddock

    This new Reader aims to guide students through some of the key readings on the subject of terrorism and political violence. In an age when there is more written about terrorism than anyone can possibly read in a lifetime, it has become increasingly difficult for students and scholars to navigate...

    Published July 5th 2011 by Routledge

  18. Terrorism Versus Democracy

    The Liberal State Response, 3rd Edition

    By Paul Wilkinson

    Series: Political Violence

    This book examines the terrorist networks that operate globally and analyses the long-term future of terrorism and terrorist-backed insurgencies. Terrorism remains a serious problem for the international community. The global picture does not indicate that the ‘war on terror’, which President...

    Published January 27th 2011 by Routledge

  19. Terrorism, Identity and Legitimacy

    The Four Waves theory and political violence

    Edited by Jean E. Rosenfeld

    Series: Political Violence

    This book argues that terrorism in the modern world has occurred in four "waves" of forty years each. It offers evidence-based explanations of terrorism, national identity, and political legitimacy by leading scholars from various disciplines with contrasting perspectives on political violence....

    Published November 28th 2011 by Routledge

  20. Terrorist Groups and the New Tribalism

    Terrorism’s Fifth Wave

    By Jeffrey Kaplan

    Series: Political Violence

    The central focus of this book is a small but vitally important group of movements that constitute a distinct 'fifth wave' of modern terrorism, here called the "New Tribalism". Terrorist Groups and the New Tribalism examines a collection of terrorist or insurgent movements whose similarity...

    Published February 20th 2012 by Routledge

  21. The End of Terrorism?

    By Leonard Weinberg

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    This book considers not the beginning or origins of terrorism but how groups that use terrorism end. Terrorism as a tactic is unlikely to disappear, however virtually all the groups that employed terrorist violence during the 1960s and 1970s have passed from the scene in one way or another....

    Published August 18th 2011 by Routledge

  22. The Evolving EU Counter-terrorism Legal Framework

    By Maria O'Neill

    Series: Routledge Research in EU Law

    Since the coming into force of the Lisbon Treaty in 2009, and the contemporaneous publication of the Stockholm Programme, the area of freedom, security and justice has obtained a more secure legal basis within the EU treaty framework and now has a coherent policy programme set out for its...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  23. The Psychology of Counter-Terrorism

    Edited by Andrew Silke

    Series: Political Violence

    This edited book explores how psychology can be used to improve our understanding of terrorism and counterterrorism. This work firstly aims to provide balanced and objective insight into the psychology of terrorists; what their motivations are, what keeps them involved in terrorist groups, and...

    Published October 21st 2010 by Routledge

  24. The Routledge Handbook of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency

    Edited by Paul B. Rich, Isabelle Duyvesteyn

    This new handbook provides a wide-ranging overview of the current state of academic analysis and debate on insurgency and counterinsurgency, as well as an-up-to date survey of contemporary insurgent movements and counter-insurgencies. In recent years, and more specifically since the insurgency in...

    Published January 11th 2012 by Routledge

  25. The Routledge Handbook of Terrorism Research

    Edited by Alex P. Schmid

    This major new Handbook synthesises more than two decades of scholarly research, and provides a comprehensive overview of the field of terrorism studies. The content of the Handbook is based on the responses to a questionnaire by nearly 100 experts from more than 20 countries as well as the...

    Published February 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  26. Unconventional Weapons and International Terrorism

    Challenges and New Approaches

    Edited by Magnus Ranstorp, Magnus Normark

    Series: Political Violence

    In recent years, senior policy officials have highlighted increased signs of convergence between terrorism and unconventional (CBRN) weapons. Terrorism now involves technologies available to anyone, anywhere, anytime, deployed through innovative solutions. This indicates a new and more complex...

    Published March 29th 2012 by Routledge

  27. Understanding Terrorist Innovation

    Technology, Tactics and Global Trends

    By Adam Dolnik

    Series: Contemporary Terrorism Studies

    This book explores the innovations and advances in terrorist tactics and technologies to help fill the gap in the contemporary terrorism literature by developing an empirical theory of terrorist innovation. The key question concerns the global historical trends in terrorist innovation, as well as...

    Published April 4th 2007 by Routledge

  28. Walking Away from Terrorism

    Accounts of Disengagement from Radical and Extremist Movements

    By John Horgan

    Series: Political Violence

    This accessible new book looks at how and why individuals leave terrorist movements, and considers the lessons and implications that emerge from this process. Focusing on the tipping points for disengagement from groups such as Al Qaeda, the IRA and the UVF, this volume is...

    Published May 11th 2009 by Routledge