This new Handbook provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of current knowledge and debates on terrorism and counterterrorism, as well as providing a benchmark for future research.
The attacks of 9/11 and the ‘global war on terror’ and its various legacies have dominated international politics in the opening decades of the 21st century. In response to the dramatic rise of terrorism, within the public eye and the academic world, the need for an accessible and comprehensive overview of these controversial issues remains profound. The Routledge Handbook of Terrorism and Counterterrorism seeks to fulfil this need. The volume is divided into two key parts:
- Part I: Terrorism: This section provides an overview of terrorism, covering the history of terrorism, its causes and characteristics, major tactics and strategies, major trends and critical contemporary issues such as radicalisation and cyber-terrorism. It concludes with a series of detailed case studies, including the IRA, Hamas and Islamic State.
- Part II: Counterterrorism: This part draws on the main themes and critical issues surrounding counterterrorism. It covers the major strategies and policies, key events and trends and the impact and effectiveness of different approaches. This section also concludes with a series of case studies focused on major counterterrorism campaigns.
This book will be of great interest to all students of terrorism and counterterrorism, political violence, counter-insurgency, criminology, war and conflict studies, security studies and IR more generally.
Table of Contents
1. The Study of Terrorism and Counterterrorism, Andrew Silke PART I: Terrorism 2. Defining Terrorism, Anthony Richards 3. Conceptualising and Measuring Terrorism, Gary LaFree 4. A History of Terrorism, Leonard Weinberg 5. Root Causes of Terrorism, Tore Bjørgo and Andrew Silke 6. State Terrorism, Andrew Silke 7. Nationalist and Separatist Terrorism, James Forest 8. Left-wing Terrorism, Leena Malkki 9. Right-wing Terrorism, George Michael 10. Lone-actor Terrorism, Noemie Bouhana, Stefan Malthaner, Bart Schuurman, Lasse Lindekilde, Amy Thornton and Paul Gill 11. Terrorist Psychology and Radicalisation, Zoey Reeve 12. Children as Agents of Terrorism and Political Conflict, Deborah Browne 13. Social Media, the Online Environment and Terrorism, Katherine Brown and Elizabeth Pearson 14. Terrorist Group Structures, Joshua Kilberg 15. The Effectiveness of Terrorism, Sarah Marsden 16. The Economic Impact of Terrorism, Thomas Baumert and Mikel Buesa 17. Fundraising, Organised Crime and Financing Terrorism, James Windle 18. Foreign Fighters and Terrorism, David Malet 19. Suicide Terrorism, Assaf Moghadam 20. Terrorist Hostage-taking, Margaret Wilson 21. Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Terrorism, Gary Ackerman 22. Cyber Terrorism, Marc Rogers Case Studies 23. Al Qaeda, Donald Holbrook 24. Boko Haram, Jacob Zenn and Zacharias Pieri 25. Hamas, Sagit Yehoshua 26. Hizbullah, Raphael Marcus 27. Islamic State, Francis Gaffney 28. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Ahmed Salah Hashim 29. Provisional Irish Republican Army, John Morrison 30. Red Army Faction, Jennifer Schmidt-Peterson PART 2: Counterterrorism 31. Conceptualising Counterterrorism, Ronald Crelinsten 32. Policing in Counterterrorism, Lindsay Clutterbuck 33. The Military Approach to Counterterrorism, Michael Boyle 34. Intelligence and Counterterrorism, Julian Richards 35. Anti-Terrorism Laws , Clive Walker 36. Popular Support and (Counter) Terrorism, Isabelle Duyvesteyn and Bart Schuurman 37. Tackling Terrorist Fundraising and Finances, Marc Parker 38. Deterring and Preventing Terrorism, Joshua Freilich, Henda Hsu & Steven Chermak 39. Prisons and Detention, Jacqueline Bates-Gaston 40. Terrorist Disengagement and De-radicalisation, Kurt Braddock 41. Targeted Killings, Rory Finegan 42. Ethics and Human Rights in Counterterrorism, Lyndsey Harris and Rachel Monaghan Case Studies 43. Argentina, Itai Sneh 44. Canada, Stéphane Leman-Langlois 45. China, Elena Pokalova 46. France, Frank Foley 47. Great Britain, Steve Hewitt 48. India, Arijit Mazumdar 49. Iraq, Michael Clarke 50. Israel, Ami Pedahzur, Lusaura Gutierrez and Arie Perliger 51. Italy, Donatella della Porta and Lorenzo Bosi 52. Spain, Rogelio Alonso 53. Russia, Cerwyn Moore 54. The United States of America: Counterterrorism pre 9/11, Aaron Winter 55. The United States of America: Domestic Counterterrorism since 9/11, Joshua Sinai
Andrew Silke is Professor of Terrorism, Risk and Resilience at Cranfield Univerity, UK. He is author or editor of many books on terrorism, including, most recently, Terrorism: All that Matters (2014), Prisons, Terrorism and Extremism (Routledge 2013) and The Psychology of Counter-Terrorism (Routledge 2010).