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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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Russia's Securitization of Chechnya How War Became Acceptable

Russia's Securitization of Chechnya: How War Became Acceptable

1st Edition

By Julie Wilhelmsen
March 14, 2018

This book provides an in-depth analysis of how mobilization and legitimation for war are made possible, with a focus on Russia's conflict with Chechnya. Through which processes do leaders and their publics come to define and accept certain conflicts as difficult to engage in, and others as logical,...

Terrorism, Talking and Transformation A Critical Approach

Terrorism, Talking and Transformation: A Critical Approach

1st Edition

By Harmonie Toros
February 12, 2018

Using rare field research, this book investigates whether and how talking may transform terrorist violence. Given the failings of today’s dominant counterterrorism strategy, is talking a viable policy option to transform conflicts marked by terrorist violence? This book examines the reasons why "...

Hamas, Jihad and Popular Legitimacy Reinterpreting Resistance in Palestine

Hamas, Jihad and Popular Legitimacy: Reinterpreting Resistance in Palestine

1st Edition

By Tristan Dunning
June 16, 2017

This book investigates the many faces of Hamas and examines its ongoing evolution as a resistance organisation in the context of the Israel/Palestine conflict. Specifically, the work interrogates Hamas’ interpretation, reinterpretation and application of the twin concepts of muqawama (resistance) ...

Ending ETA's Armed Campaign How and Why the Basque Armed Group Abandoned Violence

Ending ETA's Armed Campaign: How and Why the Basque Armed Group Abandoned Violence

1st Edition

By Imanol Murua
November 23, 2016

This book explains how and why the Basque separatist armed group ETA decided to end its armed campaign against the Spanish state. The ETA’s armed campaign for Basque independence lasted fifty years and led to more than 800 casualties. This book analyzes the factors that led to ETA ending its ...

Critical Perspectives on Counter-terrorism

Critical Perspectives on Counter-terrorism

1st Edition

Edited By Lee Jarvis, Michael Lister
August 23, 2016

This volume examines the rationale, effectiveness and consequences of counter terrorism practices from a range of perspectives and cases. The book critically interrogates contemporary counter-terrorism powers from military campaigns and repression through to the prosecution of terrorist suspects, ...

Lessons and Legacies of the War On Terror From moral panic to permanent war

Lessons and Legacies of the War On Terror: From moral panic to permanent war

1st Edition

Edited By Gershon Shafir, Everard Meade, William Aceves
May 31, 2016

This volume examines the lessons and legacies of the U.S.-led "Global War on Terror," utilizing the framework of a political "moral panic." A decade after 9/11, it is increasingly difficult to deny that terror has prevailed – not as a specific enemy, but as a way of life. Transport, trade, and ...

Arguing Counterterrorism New perspectives

Arguing Counterterrorism: New perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Daniela Pisoiu
July 22, 2015

This book offers a multifaceted, analytical account of counterterrorism argumentative speech. Traditionally, existing scholarship in this field of research has taken a selective focus on issues and actors, concentrating mainly on US state discourse after 9/11. However, this approach ignores the ...

States of War since 9/11 Terrorism, Sovereignty and the War on Terror

States of War since 9/11: Terrorism, Sovereignty and the War on Terror

1st Edition

Edited By Alex Houen
July 22, 2015

This multidisciplinary edited volume explores how the spread of the 'War on Terror' has entwined matters of state sovereignty and states of war into mutually affecting relations. Pre-emptive attacks on terrorist groups in ‘rogue’ states, ‘outsourcing’ of state militancy and the mutable state of ...

Discourses and Practices of Terrorism Interrogating Terror

Discourses and Practices of Terrorism: Interrogating Terror

1st Edition

Edited By Bob Brecher, Mark Devenney
April 09, 2015

This interdisciplinary book investigates the consequences of the language of terror for our lives in democratic societies. The approach of this book is in direct contrast with those that either view terrorism simplistically, as a clear reality threatening democratic society and thus requiring ...

Researching Terrorism, Peace and Conflict Studies Interaction, Synthesis and Opposition

Researching Terrorism, Peace and Conflict Studies: Interaction, Synthesis and Opposition

1st Edition

Edited By Ioannis Tellidis, Harmonie Toros
January 30, 2015

This book examines potential synergies between the fields of Terrorism Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies. The volume presents theoretically- and empirically-informed contributions, which shed light on whether the two fields can inform each other on issues of mutual interest and importance. ...

The Making of Terrorism in Pakistan Historical and Social Roots of Extremism

The Making of Terrorism in Pakistan: Historical and Social Roots of Extremism

1st Edition

By Eamon Murphy
September 11, 2014

This book explains the origins and nature of terrorism in Pakistan and examines the social, political and economic factors that have contributed to the rise of political violence there. Since 9/11, the state of Pakistan has come to be regarded as the epicentre of terrorist activity committed in ...

Selling the War on Terror Foreign Policy Discourses after 9/11

Selling the War on Terror: Foreign Policy Discourses after 9/11

1st Edition

By Jack Holland
May 30, 2014

This book uses a comparative analysis to examine foreign policy discourses and the dynamics of the ‘War on Terror'. The book considers the three principal members of the Coalition of the Willing in Afghanistan and Iraq: the United States, Britain and Australia. Despite significant cultural, ...

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