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Contemporary Terrorism Studies

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Conducting Terrorism Field Research A Guide

Conducting Terrorism Field Research: A Guide

1st Edition

Edited By Adam Dolnik
April 19, 2013

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 "...

Targeting Terrorist Financing International Cooperation and New Regimes

Targeting Terrorist Financing: International Cooperation and New Regimes

1st Edition

By Arabinda Acharya
October 02, 2012

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 ...

International Terrorism Post-9/11 Comparative Dynamics and Responses

International Terrorism Post-9/11: Comparative Dynamics and Responses

1st Edition

Edited By Asaf Siniver
March 29, 2012

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...

Managing Terrorism and Insurgency Regeneration, Recruitment and Attrition

Managing Terrorism and Insurgency: Regeneration, Recruitment and Attrition

1st Edition

By Cameron I. Crouch
March 29, 2012

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 ...

Talking to Terrorists Concessions and the Renunciation of Violence

Talking to Terrorists: Concessions and the Renunciation of Violence

1st Edition

By Carolin Goerzig
February 20, 2012

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 ...

Religion and Political Violence Sacred Protest in the Modern World

Religion and Political Violence: Sacred Protest in the Modern World

1st Edition

By Jennifer L. Jefferis
March 14, 2011

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 ...

The De-Radicalization of Jihadists Transforming Armed Islamist Movements

The De-Radicalization of Jihadists: Transforming Armed Islamist Movements

1st Edition

By Omar Ashour
July 06, 2010

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 ...

The Psychology of Strategic Terrorism Public and Government Responses to Attack

The Psychology of Strategic Terrorism: Public and Government Responses to Attack

1st Edition

By Ben Sheppard
December 21, 2009

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 ...

Women and Terrorism Female Activity in Domestic and International Terror Groups

Women and Terrorism: Female Activity in Domestic and International Terror Groups

1st Edition

By Margaret Gonzalez-Perez
November 26, 2009

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...

Understanding Terrorist Innovation Technology, Tactics and Global Trends

Understanding Terrorist Innovation: Technology, Tactics and Global Trends

1st Edition

By Adam Dolnik
June 29, 2009

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 ...

The Strategy of Terrorism How it Works, and Why it Fails

The Strategy of Terrorism: How it Works, and Why it Fails

1st Edition

By Peter R. Neumann, M.L.R. Smith
March 05, 2009

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 ...

Female Terrorism and Militancy Agency, Utility, and Organization

Female Terrorism and Militancy: Agency, Utility, and Organization

1st Edition

Edited By Cindy D. Ness
February 01, 2008

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...

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