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Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies


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This book series will publish rigorous and innovative studies on all aspects of terrorism, counter-terrorism and state terror. It seeks to advance a new generation of thinking on traditional subjects, investigate topics frequently overlooked in orthodox accounts of terrorism and to apply knowledge from disciplines beyond International Relations and Security Studies. Books in this series will typically adopt approaches informed by critical-normative theory, post-positivist methodologies and non-Western perspectives, as well as rigorous and reflective orthodox terrorism studies.

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Islamic State, Biopolitics and Media Governmentality The Dispositif of Terror

Islamic State, Biopolitics and Media Governmentality: The Dispositif of Terror

1st Edition

By Lewis Rarm
February 06, 2024

This book analyses the Islamic State’s (IS) media and governance strategy from a critical media and cultural studies perspective. It deploys Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of assemblage and Foucault’s theories of dispositif (dispositive, apparatus) and biopower to understand the ways in which IS ...

Methodologies in Critical Terrorism Studies Gaps and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Methodologies in Critical Terrorism Studies: Gaps and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Alice E. Finden, Carlos Yebra López, Tarela Ike, Ugo Gaudino, Samwel Oando
January 04, 2024

This interdisciplinary book presents an intervention into methodological practices in the subfield of Critical Terrorism Studies, and features established and early career scholars. The volume interrogates the role that research methods play in shaping the sub-discipline of Critical Terrorism ...

China’s Soft War on Terror Space-Making Processes of Securitization

China’s Soft War on Terror: Space-Making Processes of Securitization

1st Edition

By Tianyang Liu
September 25, 2023

This book explores how the Chinese government reasserts its control and management of public spaces as part of its overall counter-terrorism strategy. The work focuses primarily on the banal and alternative forms that China’s ‘war on terror’ takes: the everyday, non-military, socio-economic and ...

Counterterrorism Strategies in Egypt Permanent Exceptions in the War on Terror

Counterterrorism Strategies in Egypt: Permanent Exceptions in the War on Terror

1st Edition

By Ahmed M. Abozaid
September 25, 2023

This book reveals how counterterrorism discourses and practices became the main tool of a systematic violation of human rights in Egypt after the Arab Uprising. It examines how the civic and democratic uprising in Egypt turned into robust authoritarianism under the pretence of counterterrorism and ...

Hindu Nationalism and Terrorism in India The Saffron Threat to Democracy

Hindu Nationalism and Terrorism in India: The Saffron Threat to Democracy

1st Edition

By Eamon Murphy
June 30, 2023

This book discusses terrorism and the rise of Hindu nationalism in contemporary India and examines how this movement has become a threat to democracy in the country. The work analyses the rise of Hindu nationalism, culminating in the success of Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the ...

Contemporary Reflections on Critical Terrorism Studies

Contemporary Reflections on Critical Terrorism Studies

1st Edition

Edited By Alice Martini, Raquel da Silva
May 16, 2023

Bringing together established and emerging voices in Critical Terrorism Studies (CTS), this book offers fresh and dynamic reflections on CTS and envisages possible lines of future research and ways forward. The volume is structured in three sections. The first opens a space for intellectual ...

Public Opinion and Counter-Terrorism Security and Politics in the UK

Public Opinion and Counter-Terrorism: Security and Politics in the UK

1st Edition

By Michael Lister
May 12, 2023

This book examines the ways in which the views of the public inhabit the counter-terrorism policy space, with a focus on the UK case. Drawing insights from Critical Terrorism Studies, Critical Security Studies and studies of public opinion, the book develops an argument that the relationship ...

Mediatised Terrorism East-West Narratives of Risk

Mediatised Terrorism: East-West Narratives of Risk

1st Edition

By Saira Ali
October 21, 2022

This book offers an East-West comparative analysis of mediatised terrorism. This is the first country-specific analysis of the mediatisation of terrorism, with Pakistan and Australia representing the two worlds, respectively. Caught up in the ‘9/11 effect’, Australia is known for its anti-terror ‘...

The UN and Counter-Terrorism Global Hegemonies, Power and Identities

The UN and Counter-Terrorism: Global Hegemonies, Power and Identities

1st Edition

By Alice Martini
August 29, 2022

This book traces the evolution of the UN Security Council’s actions against terrorism and extremism. The work examines the progression of the UN Security Council’s fight against international terrorism and its development of practices to prevent radicalisation and extremism. It also looks at the ...

Making Sense of Radicalization and Violent Extremism Interviews and Conversations

Making Sense of Radicalization and Violent Extremism: Interviews and Conversations

1st Edition

Edited By Mitja Sardoč
April 15, 2022

This volume brings together interviews with leading scholars to discuss some of the most important issues associated with radicalization, violent extremism and terrorism. The overall aim of these interviews is to move beyond the ‘conventional wisdom’ over radicalization and violent extremism best ...

Bringing Normativity into Critical Terrorism Studies

Bringing Normativity into Critical Terrorism Studies

1st Edition

Edited By Alice Martini
March 01, 2022

This book explores and inquiries into the interrelation between normativity and Critical Terrorism Studies (CTS) from a wide range of critical views. The volume draws together authors with very different positions and understandings of normativity and policy-implementations in relation to ...

Unknowing the ‘War on Terror’ The Pleasures of Risk

Unknowing the ‘War on Terror’: The Pleasures of Risk

1st Edition

By Tina Managhan
February 19, 2020

This book offers new insights into the excesses and uncanniness of the ‘War on Terror’ via an engagement with the pleasures of risk. Engaging with the unconscious, the excess, the uncanny and the spectacular dimensions of the ‘War on Terror’ – as made evident, for example, in the 2012 London ...

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