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Political Violence


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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

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Political Assassinations and International Politics

Political Assassinations and International Politics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Suchitra Dutta
January 01, 2021

This book examines the phenomenon of political assassinations in the contemporary world. It makes a clear distinction between a murder, an assassination and a political assassination although there may indeed be some overlap between the terms. Suchitra Dutta analyzes the various justifications...

The Terrorist

The Terrorist

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Max Taylor
January 01, 2021

This book takes a broadly psychological and behavioral perspective on terrorists, but in addition locates the discussion within its social, political and policy context. Drawing together what we know about the terrorist as an individual and his or her context, this book offers...

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

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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

Forthcoming

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 being added. The seond 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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Lone-Actor Terrorists: A behavioural analysis

Lone-Actor Terrorists: A behavioural analysis

1st Edition

Paul Gill
August 24, 2016

This book provides the first empirical analysis of lone-actor terrorist behaviour. Based upon a unique dataset of 111 lone actors that catalogues the life span of the individual’s development, the book contains important insights into what an analysis of their behaviours might imply for practical...

Victims of Terrorism: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Study

Victims of Terrorism: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Study

1st Edition

Orla Lynch, Javier Argomaniz
July 20, 2016

This book examines the politicisation of victims of terrorism and the reality of the victimisation experience within the broader field of terrorism and the resulting conflict. Victims of terrorism are a unique group of individuals whose experience is overlooked in the current literature on...

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