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.

  • Unknowing the ‘War on Terror’

    The Pleasures of Risk, 1st Edition

    By Tina Managhan

    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…

    Hardback – 2020-03-12 
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  • Constructing the Cyberterrorist

    Critical Reflections on the UK Case, 1st Edition

    By Gareth Mott

    This book maps and analyses the official British construction of the threat of cyberterrorism. By using interpretive discourse analysis, this book identifies ‘strands’ from a corpus of policy documents, statements, and speeches from UK Ministers, MPs, and Peers between 12 May 2010 and 24 June 2016.…

    Hardback – 2019-11-11
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  • Writing Southeast Asian Security

    Regional Security and the War on Terror after 9/11, 1st Edition

    By Jennifer Mustapha

    This book is a critical analysis of how the discursive and material practices of the "War on Terror" influenced security politics in Southeast Asia after 9/11. It explores how the US-led War on Terror, operating both as a set of material practices and as a larger discursive framework for security,…

    Hardback – 2019-01-29
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  • Islam and Sectarian Violence in Pakistan

    The Terror Within, 1st Edition

    By Eamon Murphy

    This book analyses the growth of sectarian-based terrorist violence in Pakistan, one of the Muslim majority states most affected by sectarian violence, ever since it was established in 1947. Sectarian violence among Muslims has emerged as a major global security problem in recent years. The author…

    Hardback – 2018-10-23
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  • De-Radicalisation in the UK Prevent Strategy

    Security, Identity and Religion, 1st Edition

    By M. S. Elshimi

    This book examines de-radicalisation policy in the UK and addresses the contradictions evident in the conceptualisation and practice of de-radicalisation. It explores three main themes that touch upon some of the most pressing issues of our day: security, identity and religion. Situated within the…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
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  • Narratives of Political Violence

    Life Stories of Former Militants, 1st Edition

    By Raquel da Silva

    An exploration of how political violence is constructed, this book presents the life stories of individuals once committed to political transformation through violent means in Portugal. Challenging simplistic conceptualisations about the actors of violence, this book examines issues of temporality…

    Hardback – 2018-08-06
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  • A Critical Theory of Counterterrorism

    Ontology, Epistemology and Normativity, 1st Edition

    By Sondre Lindahl

    This book offers a theory and model of counterterrorism based on emancipation and non-violence. Critical Terrorism Studies (CTS) scholars have produced wide-ranging and rich critiques of terrorism-related research, as well as state counterterrorism policies and practices. This work aims to fill in…

    Hardback – 2018-07-03
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  • Russia's Securitization of Chechnya

    How War Became Acceptable, 1st Edition

    By Julie Wilhelmsen

    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,…

    Paperback – 2018-03-14
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  • Terrorism, Talking and Transformation

    A Critical Approach, 1st Edition

    By Harmonie Toros

    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 "…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
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  • Hamas, Jihad and Popular Legitimacy

    Reinterpreting Resistance in Palestine, 1st Edition

    By Tristan Dunning

    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)…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
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  • Ending ETA's Armed Campaign

    How and Why the Basque Armed Group Abandoned Violence, 1st Edition

    By Imanol Murua

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-11-14
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  • Counter-Radicalisation

    Critical Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher Baker-Beall, Charlotte Heath-Kelly, Lee Jarvis

    This book offers a wide-ranging and critical examination of recent counter-radicalisation policies, using case studies from several countries. Counter-radicalisation policies, such as the UK ‘Prevent’ strategy, have been highly controversial and increasingly criticised since their introduction. In…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
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  • Critical Perspectives on Counter-terrorism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lee Jarvis, Michael Lister

    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,…

    Paperback – 2016-08-24
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  • Lessons and Legacies of the War On Terror

    From moral panic to permanent war, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gershon Shafir, Everard Meade, William J. Aceves

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-06-01
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  • Arguing Counterterrorism

    New perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daniela Pisoiu

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
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  • States of War since 9/11

    Terrorism, Sovereignty and the War on Terror, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alex Houen

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
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  • Discourses and Practices of Terrorism

    Interrogating Terror, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bob Brecher, Mark Devenney

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-04-10
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  • Researching Terrorism, Peace and Conflict Studies

    Interaction, Synthesis and Opposition, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ioannis Tellidis, Harmonie Toros

    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.…

    Hardback – 2015-01-27
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  • The Making of Terrorism in Pakistan

    Historical and Social Roots of Extremism, 1st Edition

    By Eamon Murphy

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
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  • Selling the War on Terror

    Foreign Policy Discourses after 9/11, 1st Edition

    By Jack Holland

    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,…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
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  • Counter-Terrorism and State Political Violence

    The 'War on Terror' as Terror, 1st Edition

    Edited by Scott Poynting, David Whyte

    This edited volume aims to deepen our understanding of state power through a series of case studies of political violence arising from state ‘counter-terrorism’ strategies. The book examines how state counter-terrorism strategies are invariably underpinned by terror, in the form of state political…

    Paperback – 2013-11-11
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  • An Intellectual History of Terror

    War, Violence and the State, 1st Edition

    By Mikkel Thorup

    This book investigates terrorism and anti-terrorism as related and interacting phenomena, undertaking a simultaneous reading of terrorist and statist ideologists in order to reconstruct the ‘deadly dialogue’ between them. This work investigates an extensive array of violent phenomena and actors,…

    Paperback – 2012-03-29
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  • Women Suicide Bombers

    Narratives of Violence, 1st Edition

    By V.G. Julie Rajan

    This book offers an evaluation of female suicide bombers through postcolonial, Third World, feminist, and human-rights framework, drawing on case studies from conflicts in Palestine, Sri Lanka, and Chechnya, among others. Women Suicide Bombers explores why cultural, media and political reports…

    Paperback – 2012-03-22
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  • State Terrorism and Neoliberalism

    The North in the South, 1st Edition

    By Ruth Blakeley

    This book explores the complicity of democratic states from the global North in state terrorism in the global South. It evaluates the relationship between the use of state terrorism by Northern liberal democracies and efforts by those states to further incorporate the South into the global…

    Paperback – 2011-10-12
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  • Contemporary State Terrorism

    Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Jackson, Eamon Murphy, Scott Poynting

    This volume aims to ‘bring the state back into terrorism studies’ and fill the notable gap that currently exists in our understanding of the ways in which states employ terrorism as a political strategy of internal governance or foreign policy. Within this broader context, the volume has a number…

    Paperback – 2011-03-24
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  • State Violence and Genocide in Latin America

    The Cold War Years, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marcia Esparza, Henry R. Huttenbach, Daniel Feierstein

    This edited volume explores political violence and genocide in Latin America during the Cold War, examining this in light of the United States’ hegemonic position on the continent. Using case studies based on the regimes of Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, Peru and Uruguay, this book shows how…

    Paperback – 2011-03-24
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  • Terrorism and the Politics of Response

    1st Edition

    Edited by Angharad Closs Stephens, Nick Vaughan-Williams

    This inter-disciplinary edited volume critically examines the dynamics of the War on Terror, focusing on the theme of the politics of response. The book explores both how responses to terrorism - by politicians, authorities and the media - legitimise particular forms of sovereign politics, and how…

    Paperback – 2010-09-30
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  • Critical Terrorism Studies

    A New Research Agenda, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Jackson, Marie Breen Smyth, Jeroen Gunning

    In response to the growth of a critical perspective on contemporary issues of terrorism, this edited volume brings together a number of leading scholars to debate the new subfield of 'critical terrorism studies'. In the years since the 9/11 attacks, terrorism studies has undergone a major…

    Paperback – 2009-11-20
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