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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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Terrorism Versus Democracy The Liberal State Response

Terrorism Versus Democracy: The Liberal State Response

3rd Edition

By Paul Wilkinson
March 10, 2011

This book examines the terrorist networks that operate globally and analyses the long-term future of terrorism and terrorist-backed insurgencies. Terrorism remains a serious problem for the international community. The global picture does not indicate that the ‘war on terror’, which President ...

The Psychology of Counter-Terrorism

The Psychology of Counter-Terrorism

1st Edition

By Andrew Silke
November 30, 2010

This edited book explores how psychology can be used to improve our understanding of terrorism and counterterrorism. This work firstly aims to provide balanced and objective insight into the psychology of terrorists; what their motivations are, what keeps them involved in terrorist groups, and ...

Explaining Terrorism Causes, Processes and Consequences

Explaining Terrorism: Causes, Processes and Consequences

1st Edition

By Martha Crenshaw
November 22, 2010

This volume comprises some of the key essays by Professor Crenshaw, from 1972 to the present-day, on the causes, processes and consequences of terrorism. Since the early 1970s, scholars and practitioners have tried to explain terrorism and to assess the effectiveness of government responses to ...

Understanding Violent Radicalisation Terrorist and Jihadist Movements in Europe

Understanding Violent Radicalisation: Terrorist and Jihadist Movements in Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Magnus Ranstorp
January 28, 2010

This is the first book to address in depth the interplay between radicalisation and political violence in Europe, as well as the effectiveness of counter-measures. As evidenced from the multitude of intercepted plots across several European cities since 2001, the threat level and the intensity of ...

Walking Away from Terrorism Accounts of Disengagement from Radical and Extremist Movements

Walking Away from Terrorism: Accounts of Disengagement from Radical and Extremist Movements

1st Edition

By John G. Horgan
June 24, 2009

This accessible new book looks at how and why individuals leave terrorist movements, and considers the lessons and implications that emerge from this process. Focusing on the tipping points for disengagement from groups such as Al Qaeda, the IRA and the UVF, this volume is ...

Leaving Terrorism Behind Individual and Collective Disengagement

Leaving Terrorism Behind: Individual and Collective Disengagement

1st Edition

Edited By Tore Bjorgo, John G. Horgan
January 09, 2009

This new edited volume expands our understanding of the processes by which individuals and groups disengage from terrorism. While there has been a growing awareness of the need to understand and prevent processes of radicalization into terrorism, disengagement and deradicalization from terrorism ...

Global Jihadism Theory and Practice

Global Jihadism: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

By Jarret M. Brachman
September 09, 2008

Global Jihadism exposes the core doctrine and strategy of today’s global Jihadist movement. The first half of the book explores the ideas upon which groups such as Al Qaeda are built, including the concepts of Jihad, al-Wala wal-Bara, Takfir and Tawhid. Jarret Brachman exposes a genre of Jihadist...

Terrorism Today

Terrorism Today

2nd Edition

By Christopher C. Harmon
December 11, 2007

The new edition of this best-selling insight into terrorism today has been fully updated and revised to include what the author terms the new ‘militant Moslem international.’ Drawing directly on the words and ideas of terrorists themselves, this book is an examination of patterns, current trends ...

Mapping Terrorism Research State of the Art, Gaps and Future Direction

Mapping Terrorism Research: State of the Art, Gaps and Future Direction

1st Edition

Edited By Magnus Ranstorp
November 12, 2007

Containing essays by an array of top international scholars, this new book provides a comprehensive analytical critique of the current state of research in the terrorism and counterterrorism studies field, what it has substantively achieved over the years and where it should be heading in the ...

Homeland Security in the UK Future Preparedness for Terrorist Attack since 9/11

Homeland Security in the UK: Future Preparedness for Terrorist Attack since 9/11

1st Edition

Edited By Paul Wilkinson
July 27, 2007

This book is a detailed examination of whether domestic security measures are striking an appropriate balance between homeland security and civil liberties in the post-9/11 era. Professor Paul Wilkinson and the other contributors assess the nature of UK responses to terrorism by key public and ...

The IRA and Armed Struggle

The IRA and Armed Struggle

1st Edition

By Rogelio Alonso
February 23, 2007

The IRA is one of the oldest terrorist organizations in the world and conducted a ferociously violent campaign for almost thirty years. Now deeply enmeshed in the Northern Ireland peace process, Rogelio Alonso asks why one of the bloodiest terrorist movements of our time decide to swap weapons for ...

Countering Terrorism and WMD Creating a Global Counter-Terrorism Network

Countering Terrorism and WMD: Creating a Global Counter-Terrorism Network

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Katona, Michael D. Intriligator, John P. Sullivan
October 30, 2006

This volume shows us that in order to deal with today’s Fourth Generation asymmetric warfare by terrorist groups using conventional arms and weapons of mass destruction, we need a new ‘global networked’ approach. The contributors examine the various attempts that have been made to counter the ...

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