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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

52 Series Titles

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State Terrorism and Human Rights International Responses since the End of the Cold War

State Terrorism and Human Rights: International Responses since the End of the Cold War

1st Edition

Edited By Gillian Duncan, Orla Lynch, Gilbert Ramsay, Alison M.S. Watson
April 04, 2013

This book aims to improve understanding of the broad trends in the utilisation of political violence by examining the use of state terror in world politics. The ending of the Cold War and the overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe led many to assume that this presaged the demise of the one-party...

The IRA, 1968-2000 An Analysis of a Secret Army

The IRA, 1968-2000: An Analysis of a Secret Army

1st Edition

By J. Bowyer Bell
September 01, 2000

Based on thousands of interviews over 35 years with the leaders and members of the Republican movement and the IRA itself, as well as the Irish, British and Americans involved in the Troubles, the focus of this study is on the workings of an organization involved in armed struggle....

Democracy and Terrorism Friend or Foe?

Democracy and Terrorism: Friend or Foe?

1st Edition

By Leonard Weinberg
March 26, 2013

This book examines the relationships between democratic government and political terrorism. Since the 9/11 attacks, the United States and many of its allies have declared a ‘war on terrorism’. This struggle has been inspired in part by the belief is that by promoting democracy they will also bring...

An International History of Terrorism Western and Non-Western Experiences

An International History of Terrorism: Western and Non-Western Experiences

1st Edition

Edited By Jussi M. Hanhimäki, Bernhard Blumenau
February 25, 2013

The aim of this book is to provide readers with the tools to understand the historical evolution of terrorism and counterterrorism over the past 150 years. In order to appreciate the contemporary challenges posed by terrorism it is necessary to look at its evolution, at the different phases it has...

The Future of Terrorism

The Future of Terrorism

1st Edition

Edited By John Horgan, Max Taylor
May 01, 2000

These papers from a meeting on terrorism in Cork in 1999 include: the effects of changing geo-politics on terrorism; strategic and tactical responses to innovations in terrorism; the changing nature of terrorism; the threat of weapons of mass destruction; and single-issue terrorism....

Terrorist Rehabilitation and Counter-Radicalisation New Approaches to Counter-terrorism

Terrorist Rehabilitation and Counter-Radicalisation: New Approaches to Counter-terrorism

1st Edition

Edited By Lawrence Rubin, Rohan Gunaratna, Jolene Anne R. Jerard
December 05, 2012

This book seeks to explore the new frontiers in counter-terrorism research, analyses and practice, focusing on the imperative to rehabilitate terrorists. The post-9/11 world is in a very early stage of global rehabilitation both of terrorists and criminals. Nonetheless, some correctional ...

International Aviation and Terrorism Evolving Threats, Evolving Security

International Aviation and Terrorism: Evolving Threats, Evolving Security

1st Edition

By John Harrison
October 02, 2012

This book examines terrorism's impact on the international aviation security regime, with a focus on the role of the United States. Tracing the historical development of the international civil aviation system, the volume examines how it has dealt with the evolving security environment caused by ...

Unconventional Weapons and International Terrorism Challenges and New Approaches

Unconventional Weapons and International Terrorism: Challenges and New Approaches

1st Edition

Edited By Magnus Ranstorp, Magnus Normark
March 28, 2012

In recent years, senior policy officials have highlighted increased signs of convergence between terrorism and unconventional (CBRN) weapons. Terrorism now involves technologies available to anyone, anywhere, anytime, deployed through innovative solutions. This indicates a new and more complex ...

Terrorism and the Olympics Major Event Security and Lessons for the Future

Terrorism and the Olympics: Major Event Security and Lessons for the Future

1st Edition

Edited By Anthony Richards, Peter Fussey, Andrew Silke
March 20, 2012

The book aims to outline the progress, problems and challenges of delivering a safe and secure Olympics in the context of the contemporary serious and enduring terrorist threat. The enormous media profile and symbolic significance of the Olympic Games, the history of terrorists aiming to use such ...

Terrorist Groups and the New Tribalism Terrorism’s Fifth Wave

Terrorist Groups and the New Tribalism: Terrorism’s Fifth Wave

1st Edition

By Jeffrey Kaplan
February 20, 2012

The central focus of this book is a small but vitally important group of movements that constitute a distinct 'fifth wave' of modern terrorism, here called the "New Tribalism". Terrorist Groups and the New Tribalism examines a collection of terrorist or insurgent movements whose similarity ...

Terrorism, Identity and Legitimacy The Four Waves theory and political violence

Terrorism, Identity and Legitimacy: The Four Waves theory and political violence

1st Edition

Edited By Jean E. Rosenfeld
November 24, 2011

This book argues that terrorism in the modern world has occurred in four "waves" of forty years each. It offers evidence-based explanations of terrorism, national identity, and political legitimacy by leading scholars from various disciplines with contrasting perspectives on political violence. ...

Negotiating with Terrorists Strategy, Tactics, and Politics

Negotiating with Terrorists: Strategy, Tactics, and Politics

1st Edition

By Guy Olivier Faure, I. William Zartman
June 06, 2011

This edited volume addresses the important issue of negotiating with terrorists, and offers recommendations for best practice and processes. Hostage negotiation is the process of trying to align two often completely polarised parties. Authorities view hostage taking as unacceptable demands made ...

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