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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

50 Series Titles

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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
September 24, 2021

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
May 04, 2021

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 ...

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 25, 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, ...

Secessionism and Terrorism Bombs, Blood and Independence in Europe and Eurasia

Secessionism and Terrorism: Bombs, Blood and Independence in Europe and Eurasia

1st Edition

Edited By Glen Duerr
August 02, 2018

This book examines secessionist terrorism in a comparative context across Europe and Eurasia. The volume seeks to uncover comparative linkages between terrorism and secessionism; specifically examining terrorist organizations that also have a political goal of independence. It examines a wide ...

Terrorist Histories Individuals and Political Violence since the 19th Century

Terrorist Histories: Individuals and Political Violence since the 19th Century

1st Edition

By Caoimhe Nic Dhaibheid
May 08, 2018

This book addresses provides a series of in-depth portraits of men and women who have been labelled ‘terrorists’, from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Bridging historical methodologies and theoretical approaches to terrorism studies, it seeks to contribute to the developing ...

Understanding Terrorism Innovation and Learning Al-Qaeda and Beyond

Understanding Terrorism Innovation and Learning: Al-Qaeda and Beyond

1st Edition

Edited By Magnus Ranstorp, Magnus Normark
November 30, 2016

This book examines the role of terrorist innovation and learning in theory and practice, and in the context of three specific EU case-studies. It is often said that terrorist groups are relatively conservative in character operating in a technological vacuum – relying almost exclusively on bombs ...

Understanding Apocalyptic Terrorism Countering the Radical Mindset

Understanding Apocalyptic Terrorism: Countering the Radical Mindset

1st Edition

By Frances L. Flannery
October 26, 2016

This book explores a cross-cultural worldview called 'radical apocalypticism' that underlies the majority of terrorist movements in the twenty-first century. Although not all apocalypticism is violent, in its extreme forms radical apocalypticism gives rise to terrorists as varied as members of Al ...

Evolutionary Psychology and Terrorism

Evolutionary Psychology and Terrorism

1st Edition

Edited By Max Taylor, Ken Pease, Jason Roach
August 24, 2016

This book explores the evolutionary context of terrorism and political violence. While evolutionary thinking has come to permeate both biological and social-science theorising, it has not yet been applied systematically to the areas of terrorism and political violence. This volume seeks to do this...

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