This book brings together leading international experts in the world of terrorism research and counterterrorism policy-making.
It has three clear areas of focus:
This is essential reading for all students of politics and security studies and scholars with an interest in terrorism and policy-making.
'Contributors examine the current issues dominating terrorism research and their impact on counter-terrorism policy and practice. All their findings deserve attention among terrorism analysts.'
Joshua Sinai, The Washington Times
1. An Introduction to Terrorism Research 2. The Case for First-hand Research 3. The Devil You Know: Continuing problems with research on terrorism 4. WMD Terrorism Research: Past & future 5. Everything That Descends Must Converge: Terrorism, globalism and democracy 6. Terrorism and Knowledge Growth: A databases and internet analysis 7. What Do We Know About the Substitution Effect in Transnational Terrorism? 8. Conflict Theory and the Trajectory of Terrorist Campaigns in Western Europe 9. Breaking the Cycle: Empirical research and postgraduate studies on terrorism 10. The Road Less Travelled: Recent trends in terrorism research 11. The Future of Terrorism Research and the Search for Empathy
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