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Political Parties and Terrorist Groups

1st Edition

By Ami Pedahzur, Leonard Weinberg

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192 pages

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What is the relationship between the political parties that embrace the democratic process and terrorist groups, which eschew the legal and procedural strictures of democracy?

This acclaimed volume provides a detailed theoretical and empirical analysis of this controversial issue. Drawing on a vast array of data, the authors examine a large number of international case studies from Italy, Spain, Lebanon, Turkey, Iran, Israel, Palestine, Peru, Argentina, Japan and Northern Ireland. This comprehensive book is the definitive account of this extremely important subject.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Political Parties and Terrorist Groups 2. When Opposites Attract 3. When Political Parties Turn To Terrorism 4. When Terrorist Groups Turn to Party Politics 5. Political Parties, Political Movements and Terrorist Groups 6. A Pathway from Terrorism to Peaceful Political Party 7. Political Parties and Terrorist Groups: Conclusions

About the Authors

Leornard Weinberg is Foundation Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada. For his work in promoting Christian-Jewish reconciliation, he received the 1999 Thornton Peace Prize. His books include, The Democratic Experience and Political Violence (2001, edited with David Rappaport) and The Emergence of a Euro-American Radical Right (1998, with Jeffrey Kaplan).

Ami Pedahzur is a lecturer in the Department of Political Science, University of Haifa, Israel. His publications include The Israeli Response to Jewish Extremism and Violence (2002) and The Extreme Right-Wing Parties in Israel: Emergence and Decline? (2000).

About the Series

Extremism and Democracy

This series covers academic studies within the broad fields of ‘extremism’ and ‘democracy’, with volumes focusing on adjacent concepts such as populism, radicalism, and ideological/religious fundamentalism. These topics have been considered largely in isolation by scholars interested in the study of political parties, elections, social movements, activism, and radicalisation in democratic settings. A key focus of the series, therefore, is the (inter-)relation between extremism, radicalism, populism, fundamentalism, and democracy. Since its establishment in 1999, the series has encompassed both influential contributions to the discipline and informative accounts for public debate. Works will seek to problematise the role of extremism, broadly defined, within an ever-globalising world, and/or the way social and political actors can respond to these challenges without undermining democratic credentials.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL007000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
POL015000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Parties