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Political Violence

About the Series

This book series contains sober, thoughtful and authoritative academic accounts of terrorism and political violence. Its aim is to produce a useful taxonomy of terror and violence through comparative and historical analysis in both national and international spheres. Each book discusses origins, organisational dynamics and outcomes of particular forms and expressions of political violence.

Founding Editor: David Rapoport

55 Series Titles

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How Terrorists Learn Organizational Learning and Beyond

How Terrorists Learn: Organizational Learning and Beyond

1st Edition


Edited By Carolin Görzig, Michael Fürstenberg, Florian Köhler, Imad Alsoos
September 01, 2023

This volume helps us understand the transformations of terrorist organisations, and the conflicts they are involved in, by broadening the perspective on what is considered terrorist learning. Using a variety of methodological approaches and empirical data, the volume offers a look at the ...

The Evolution of Counter-Terrorism Since 9/11 Understanding the Paradigm Shift in Liberal Democracies

The Evolution of Counter-Terrorism Since 9/11: Understanding the Paradigm Shift in Liberal Democracies

1st Edition


By Thomas Renard
May 31, 2023

This book examines the evolution of counter-terrorism (CT) policies in liberal democracies since 2001, with a specific focus on the case of Belgium. What is counter-terrorism (CT)? While the answer to this question may seem self-evident, it has become quite complicated to define the contours of a ...

Territoriality of Radical Islamist Groups Security, Economy, and Identity

Territoriality of Radical Islamist Groups: Security, Economy, and Identity

1st Edition

By Bohumil Doboš, Martin Riegl, Jakub Landovský
January 09, 2023

This book examines the issue of territorial control by violent jihadist groups, using a comparative perspective. The book argues that in many parts of the world the connection between a state and the control over territory is not as close as presented by conventional political maps, and therefore ...

Foreign Fighters and Radical Influencers Radical Milieus in the Postwar Balkans

Foreign Fighters and Radical Influencers: Radical Milieus in the Postwar Balkans

1st Edition

By Asya Metodieva
December 30, 2022

This book looks at Salafi influencers and foreign fighters in the Balkans to examine how the origins and dynamics of radical milieus are related to the legacy of the Bosnian War and the Kosovo War. The work seeks to understand if and in what ways these wars influenced the consolidation of radical ...

Islamic State in Australia

Islamic State in Australia

1st Edition

By Rodger Shanahan
December 30, 2022

This book fills a gap in our knowledge about the activities of Western supporters and members of Islamic State by examining the experience of their Australian cohort. More than 200 Australian men, women and children travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight with Islamist groups and to help establish an...

Terrorist Recruitment, Propaganda and Branding Selling Terror Online

Terrorist Recruitment, Propaganda and Branding: Selling Terror Online

1st Edition

By Anna Kruglova
August 05, 2022

This book analyses the marketing techniques that terrorist organisations employ to encourage people to adopt their ideology and become devoted supporters. The book’s central thesis is that due to the development of digital technologies and social media, terrorist groups are employing innovative ...

Salafi-Jihadism and Digital Media The Nordic and International Context

Salafi-Jihadism and Digital Media: The Nordic and International Context

1st Edition

Edited By Magnus Ranstorp, Linda Ahlerup, Filip Ahlin
June 17, 2022

This book explores the online strategies and presence of Salafi-Jihadi actors in the Nordic as well as the international context. Global Salafi-jihadism has been at the epicentre of international focus during the past decade. This book explores how the Swedish and other Nordic Salafi-jihadist ...

Terrorism, Democracy, and Human Security A Communication Model

Terrorism, Democracy, and Human Security: A Communication Model

1st Edition

By Ronald Crelinsten
March 16, 2021

This book examines the relationship between terrorism and counterterrorism and how it operates within the broader context of communication, control, power, and democratic governance at the national, international, and transnational level. A culmination of decades of research on the challenges that ...

Prosecuting Political Violence Collaborative Research and Method

Prosecuting Political Violence: Collaborative Research and Method

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Loadenthal
February 25, 2021

This volume unpacks the multidimensional realities of political violence, and how these crimes are dealt with throughout the US judicial system, using a mixed methods approach. The work seeks to challenge the often-noted problems with mainstream terrorism research, namely an overreliance on ...

Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Designing and Evaluating Evidence-Based Programs

Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism: Designing and Evaluating Evidence-Based Programs

1st Edition

By Michael J. Williams
October 30, 2020

This textbook serves as a guide to design and evaluate evidence-based programs intended to prevent or counter violent extremism (P/CVE). Violent extremism and related hate crimes are problems which confront societies in virtually every region of the world; this text examines how we can prevent or ...

Understanding Terrorism and Political Violence The Life Cycle of Birth, Growth, Transformation, and Demise

Understanding Terrorism and Political Violence: The Life Cycle of Birth, Growth, Transformation, and Demise

2nd Edition

By Dipak K. Gupta
September 23, 2020

This book provides a multidisciplinary approach to understanding human behavior and uses it to analyze the forces shaping the life cycle of violent political movements. This new edition has been revised and updated, with three new chapters added. The second edition takes us deeper inside human ...

Apocalypse, Revolution and Terrorism From the Sicari to the American Revolt against the Modern World

Apocalypse, Revolution and Terrorism: From the Sicari to the American Revolt against the Modern World

1st Edition

By Jeffrey Kaplan
September 18, 2018

This book focuses on religiously driven oppositional violence through the ages. Beginning with the 1st-century Sicari, it examines the commonalities that link apocalypticism, revolution, and terrorism occurring in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam past and present. It is divided into two sections, ...

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