Contemporary Terrorism Studies

  • Victims and Perpetrators of Terrorism: Exploring Identities, Roles and Narratives book cover

    Victims and Perpetrators of Terrorism

    Exploring Identities, Roles and Narratives

    Edited by Orla Lynch, Javier Argomaniz

    This volume examines how both victims and perpetrators of terrorism are relevant to our understanding of political violence. While the perpetrators of political violence have been the subject of significant academic research, victims of terrorism and political violence have rarely featured in this…

    Hardback – 2017-10-20 
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  • Transnational Organized Crime and Jihadist Terrorism: Russian-Speaking Networks in Western Europe book cover

    Transnational Organized Crime and Jihadist Terrorism

    Russian-Speaking Networks in Western Europe

    By Michael Fredholm

    This book describes and analyzes the convergence of transnational organized crime and jihadist terrorism that has taken place within Russian-speaking social networks in Western Europe. Studies have shown that while under certain circumstances links between criminal organizations and terrorist…

    Hardback – 2017-09-21 
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  • Hamas, Popular Support and War in the Middle East: Insurgency in the Holy Land book cover

    Hamas, Popular Support and War in the Middle East

    Insurgency in the Holy Land

    By Richard Davis

    This book offers a new understanding of the nature of power-seeking insurgent groups by empirically examining the use of violence by Hamas in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict. Though Hamas has learned to ride the tides of popular support, it remains suspended between its quest to achieve the values…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
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  • Understanding Lone Actor Terrorism: Past Experience, Future Outlook, and Response Strategies book cover

    Understanding Lone Actor Terrorism

    Past Experience, Future Outlook, and Response Strategies

    Edited by Michael Fredholm

    This volume examines the lone actor terrorist phenomenon, including the larger societal trends which may or may not have led to their acts of terrorism. With lone actor terrorism becoming an increasingly common threat, the contributors to this volume aim to answer the following questions: What…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
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  • Reintegrating Jihadist Extremist Detainees: Helping Extremist Offenders Back into Society book cover

    Reintegrating Jihadist Extremist Detainees

    Helping Extremist Offenders Back into Society

    By Daan Weggemans, Beatrice de Graaf

    This book seeks to understand the processes of reintegration of former Jihadist detainees, as well as the role that the police and other frontline professionals play in this process. Over the past few decades the number of people who have been detained under the suspicion of terrorist activities…

    Hardback – 2017-06-02
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  • Understanding Boko Haram: Terrorism and Insurgency in Africa book cover

    Understanding Boko Haram

    Terrorism and Insurgency in Africa

    Edited by James J. Hentz, Hussein Solomon

    The primary objective of this book is to understand the nature of the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria. Boko Haram’s goal of an Islamic Caliphate, starting in the Borno State in the North East that will eventually cover the areas of the former Kanem-Borno Empire, is a rejection of the…

    Hardback – 2017-04-26
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  • Assessing the War on Terror: Western and Middle Eastern Perspectives book cover

    Assessing the War on Terror

    Western and Middle Eastern Perspectives

    Edited by Charles Webel, Mark Tomass

    This volume is a collection of articles that critically examine the efficacy, ethics, and impact of the War on Terror as it has evolved since 9/11. During the decade and a half of the Global War on Terror (GWOT), numerous books have considered the political, psychosocial, and economic impacts of…

    Hardback – 2017-02-23
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  • Social Networks, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism: Radical and Connected book cover

    Social Networks, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism

    Radical and Connected

    Edited by Martin Bouchard

    This book examines two key themes in terrorism studies, the radicalization process and counter-terrorism policies, through the lens of social networks. The book aims to show that networks should be at the forefront not only when analysing terrorists, but also when assessing the responses to their…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31
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  • Understanding Deradicalization: Methods, Tools and Programs for Countering Violent Extremism book cover

    Understanding Deradicalization

    Methods, Tools and Programs for Countering Violent Extremism

    By Daniel Koehler

    This book provides a comprehensive guide to the different aspects of deradicalization theories, programs and methods. It analyzes the practical and theoretical aspects of deradicalization programs and the methods being employed to bring extremists and terrorist back to a non-violent life. The book…

    Hardback – 2016-11-14
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  • Social Movement De-Radicalisation and the Decline of Terrorism: The Morphogenesis of the Irish Republican Movement book cover

    Social Movement De-Radicalisation and the Decline of Terrorism

    The Morphogenesis of the Irish Republican Movement

    By Gordon Clubb

    By drawing on social movement theories, this book explains how terrorist movements decline, using the case of Irish Republicanism. The continuity of terrorism and political violence from generation to generation demonstrates the need to go beyond a focus on groups or individuals in order to…

    Hardback – 2016-09-22
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  • Al Qaeda’s Global Crisis: The Islamic State, Takfir and the Genocide of Muslims book cover

    Al Qaeda’s Global Crisis

    The Islamic State, Takfir and the Genocide of Muslims

    By V. G. Julie Rajan

    This book focuses on the crises facing Al Qaeda and how the mass killing of Muslims is challenging its credibility as a leader among Islamist jihadist organizations. The book argues that these crises are directly related to Al Qaeda’s affiliation with the extreme violence employed against Muslims…

    Paperback – 2016-08-24
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  • Radicalization in Western Europe: Integration, Public Discourse and Loss of Identity among Muslim Communities book cover

    Radicalization in Western Europe

    Integration, Public Discourse and Loss of Identity among Muslim Communities

    By Carolin Görzig, Khaled Al-Hashimi

    Employing a theoretical framework based on the concept of identity loss, this book seeks to understand why increased integration has stimulated greater radicalization among the Muslim populations in Western Europe. Through extensive field research in four European countries – the UK, the…

    Paperback – 2016-06-28
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  • Putting Terrorism in Context: Lessons from the Global Terrorism Database book cover

    Putting Terrorism in Context

    Lessons from the Global Terrorism Database

    By Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan, Erin Miller

    This book offers a guide to interpreting available statistical data on terrorism attacks around the world. The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) now includes more than 113,000 terrorist attacks, starting in 1970. By analyzing these data, researchers demonstrate how a very small number of terrorist…

    Paperback – 2016-04-11
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  • US-UK Counter-Terrorism after 9/11: A qualitative approach book cover

    US-UK Counter-Terrorism after 9/11

    A qualitative approach

    By Edgar Tembo

    This book provides a qualitative analysis of post-9/11 counter-terrorism strategy undertaken by the United Kingdom and United States of America. Since 9/11, both the UK and the U.S have significantly revamped their counter-terrorism approaches. The approaches apply, to varying degrees, three key…

    Paperback – 2015-08-21
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  • The Evolution of EU Counter-Terrorism: European Security Policy after 9/11 book cover

    The Evolution of EU Counter-Terrorism

    European Security Policy after 9/11

    By Raphael Bossong

    This book traces the evolution of the EU’s fight against terrorism from the late 1970s until the end of the first decade after 9/11. This historical analysis covers both EU-internal and international counterterrorism policies and features an in-depth account of the EU’s reaction to the terrorist…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
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  • Freedom and Terror: Reason and Unreason in Politics book cover

    Freedom and Terror

    Reason and Unreason in Politics

    By Gabriel Weimann, Abraham Kaplan

    This book examines reason and unreason in the legal and political responses to terrorism. Terrorism is often perceived as sheer madness, unreasonable use of extreme violence and senseless, futile political action. These assertions are challenged by this book. Combining ‘traditional’ thought (by…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
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  • Transforming Violent Political Movements: Rebels today, what tomorrow? book cover

    Transforming Violent Political Movements

    Rebels today, what tomorrow?

    By Kevin E. Grisham

    This book explores the factors that influence violent rebellious political organisations to transform into other entities, such as political parties, criminal organisations and terrorist organisations. From the end of the Second World War until 1990, many events in the world centred on the…

    Hardback – 2014-03-17
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  • The EU and Counter-Terrorism: Politics, Polity and Policies after 9/11 book cover

    The EU and Counter-Terrorism

    Politics, Polity and Policies after 9/11

    By Javier Argomaniz

    This book offers a theoretically informed analysis of how coherently the European Union fights terrorism in the post-9/11 era. Few studies have looked at how the European Union has transformed into a relevant international anti-terrorist actor. Yet, as a reaction to the terrorist attacks in New…

    Paperback – 2013-10-07
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  • Evaluating Counterterrorism Performance: A Comparative Study book cover

    Evaluating Counterterrorism Performance

    A Comparative Study

    By Beatrice de Graaf

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-10-07
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  • Conducting Terrorism Field Research: A Guide book cover

    Conducting Terrorism Field Research

    A Guide

    Edited by Adam Dolnik

    This book offers a detailed and practically oriented guide to the challenges of conducting terrorist fieldwork. The past decade has seen an explosion of research into terrorism. However, field research on terrorism has traditionally been surrounded by many myths, and has been called anything from "…

    Paperback – 2013-02-27
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  • International Terrorism Post-9/11: Comparative Dynamics and Responses book cover

    International Terrorism Post-9/11

    Comparative Dynamics and Responses

    Edited by Asaf Siniver

    This edited volume brings together both western and non-western approaches to counter-terrorism in the post-9/11 era. This multi-cultural study of counter-terrorism strategies identifies common lessons from failed and successful attempts to counter the terrorist threat and provides guidelines for…

    Paperback – 2012-03-29
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  • Managing Terrorism and Insurgency: Regeneration, Recruitment and Attrition book cover

    Managing Terrorism and Insurgency

    Regeneration, Recruitment and Attrition

    By Cameron I. Crouch

    This book examines how governments can weaken the regenerative capabilities of terrorist and insurgent groups. The exploration of this question takes the form of a two-tier examination of three insurgent actors whose capacity to regenerate weakened in the past: the Front de libération du…

    Paperback – 2012-03-29
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  • Talking to Terrorists: Concessions and the Renunciation of Violence book cover

    Talking to Terrorists

    Concessions and the Renunciation of Violence

    By Carolin Goerzig

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-02-21
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  • Targeting Terrorist Financing: International Cooperation and New Regimes book cover

    Targeting Terrorist Financing

    International Cooperation and New Regimes

    By Arabinda Acharya

    This book examines the dynamics of terrorist financing, including a discussion about the importance of money from both the terrorist and the counter-terrorist perspective. Targeting Terrorist Financing argues that it is not the institutions that have failed the war on terrorist financing; rather…

    Paperback – 2012-01-31
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  • Religion and Political Violence: Sacred Protest in the Modern World book cover

    Religion and Political Violence

    Sacred Protest in the Modern World

    By Jennifer L. Jefferis

    This book uses the theory of social movements and first-hand interviews to create a new analysis of religiously motivated political violence in the modern world.  Examining the movement to restore Sharia law to a dominant place in the Egyptian government,  the movement to make…

    Paperback – 2011-03-24
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  • The De-Radicalization of Jihadists: Transforming Armed Islamist Movements book cover

    The De-Radicalization of Jihadists

    Transforming Armed Islamist Movements

    By Omar Ashour

    This book is the first detailed study of the causes of de-radicalization in armed Islamist movements. It is based on frontline research that includes interviews with Jihadist leaders, mid-ranking commanders, and young sympathizers, as well as former security and intelligence officers and state…

    Paperback – 2010-04-30
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  • The Psychology of Strategic Terrorism: Public and Government Responses to Attack book cover

    The Psychology of Strategic Terrorism

    Public and Government Responses to Attack

    By Ben Sheppard

    This new volume explores terrorism and strategic terror, examining how the public responds to terrorist attacks, and what authorities can do in such situations. The book uses a unique interdisciplinary approach, which combines the behavioural sciences and international relations, in order to…

    Paperback – 2009-12-21
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  • Women and Terrorism: Female Activity in Domestic and International Terror Groups book cover

    Women and Terrorism

    Female Activity in Domestic and International Terror Groups

    By Margaret Gonzalez-Perez

    This book examines the relationship between women and terrorist activities in the post-World War II era. Utilizing comparative research into 26 terrorist organizations world-wide, the work identifies a dichotomy whereby women are significantly more active in domestic terrorist organizations than in…

    Paperback – 2009-11-27
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  • Understanding Terrorist Innovation: Technology, Tactics and Global Trends book cover

    Understanding Terrorist Innovation

    Technology, Tactics and Global Trends

    By Adam Dolnik

    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…

    Paperback – 2009-06-26
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  • The Strategy of Terrorism: How it Works, and Why it Fails book cover

    The Strategy of Terrorism

    How it Works, and Why it Fails

    By Peter R. Neumann, M.L.R. Smith

    This is the first book to set out a comprehensive framework by which to understand terrorism as strategy. It contends that even terrorism of the supposedly nihilist variety can be viewed as a bona fide method for distributing means to fulfil the ends of policy, that is, as a strategy. The main…

    Paperback – 2009-03-05
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  • Female Terrorism and Militancy: Agency, Utility, and Organization book cover

    Female Terrorism and Militancy

    Agency, Utility, and Organization

    Edited by Cindy D. Ness

    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…

    Hardback – 2007-12-13
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