Critical Terrorism Studies

An Introduction to Research Methods

By Jacob L. Stump, Priya Dixit

© 2013 – Routledge

208 pages

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About the Book

This book is an introduction to critical approaches to terrorism studies.

While there is a growing body of Critical Terrorism Studies (CTS) literature devoted to empirical examples and conceptual development, very little has been written about how to systematically carry out this kind of research. Critical Terrorism Studies fills this gap by addressing three key themes:

  1. The position of terrorism studies and critical terrorism studies in the discipline of International Relations (IR)
  2. Theoretical and methodological elaborations of critical approaches to the study of terrorism
  3. Empirical illustrations of those approaches.

Drawing upon a range of engaging material, the volume reviews a series of non-variable based methodological approaches. It then goes on to provide empirical examples that illustrate how these approaches have been and can be utilized by students, teachers, and postgraduate researchers alike to critically and rigorously study terrorism.

This textbook will be of much interest to students of terrorism studies, sociology, critical security studies, and IR in general.

Table of Contents

1. The Critical Terrorism Studies Project PART I: The History and Transdisciplinarity of (Critical) Terrorism Studies 2. Terrorism Studies in International Relations 3. Introducing Critical Terrorism Studies PART II: Methods for doing Critical Terrorism Studies 4. Terrorism and Critical Theory 5. Postcolonial and Feminist Approaches to Terrorism 5. Ethnography of the ‘Terrorist’ Subject 6. Making Sense of ‘Terrorism’ and ‘Counterterrorism’ 7. Discourse Analysis and Terrorism Studies 8. Discourse Analysis of the Counterterrorist State 9. Terrorism and Social Network Analysis 10. Conclusion

About the Authors

Jacob L. Stump is Assistant Professor of Political Science, Shepherd University, USA.

Priya Dixit is Assistant Professor of Political Science, Virginia Tech, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS027000
HISTORY / Military / General
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POL035000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General
POL037000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism