Political Violence

Series Editor: David Rapoport

This book series contains sober, thoughtful and authoritative academic accounts of terrorism and political violence. Its aim is to produce a useful taxonomy of terror and violence through comparative and historical analysis in both national and international spheres. Each book discusses origins, organisational dynamics and outcomes of particular forms and expressions of political violence.

  • Evolutionary Psychology and Terrorism

    Edited by Max Taylor, Jason Roach, Ken Pease

    This book explores the evolutionary context of terrorism and political violence. While evolutionary thinking has come to permeate both biological and social-science theorising, it has not yet been applied systematically to the areas of terrorism and political violence. This volume seeks to do this…

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  • Understanding Apocalyptic Terrorism

    Countering the Radical Mindset

    By Frances L. Flannery

    This book explores a cross-cultural worldview called 'radical apocalypticism' that underlies the majority of terrorist movements in the twenty-first century. Although not all apocalypticism is violent, in its extreme forms radical apocalypticism gives rise to terrorists as varied as members of Al…

    Hardback – 2015-08-28
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  • Irish Republican Terrorism and Politics

    A Comparative Study of the Official and the Provisional IRA

    By Kacper Rekawek

    This book examines the post-ceasefire evolutions and histories of the main Irish republican terrorist factions, and the interconnected character of politics and militarism within them. Offering the first comparative study of the two leading Irish republican terrorist movements the Official IRA and…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
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  • Understanding Terrorism Innovation and Learning

    Al-Qaeda and Beyond

    Edited by Magnus Ranstorp, Magnus Normark

    This book examines the role of terrorist innovation and learning in theory and practice, and in the context of three specific EU case-studies. It is often said that terrorist groups are relatively conservative in character operating in a technological vacuum – relying almost exclusively on bombs…

    Hardback – 2015-04-24
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  • Lone-Actor Terrorists

    A behavioural analysis

    By Paul Gill

    This book provides the first empirical analysis of lone-actor terrorist behaviour. Based upon a unique dataset of 111 lone actors that catalogues the life span of the individual’s development, the book contains important insights into what an analysis of their behaviours might imply for practical…

    Hardback – 2015-01-26
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  • Victims of Terrorism

    A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Study

    Edited by Orla Lynch, Javier Argomaniz

    This book examines the politicisation of victims of terrorism and the reality of the victimisation experience within the broader field of terrorism and the resulting conflict. Victims of terrorism are a unique group of individuals whose experience is overlooked in the current literature on…

    Hardback – 2014-09-16
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  • Combating Terrorism in Northern Ireland

    Edited by James Dingley

    This edited book analyses the lessons which can be drawn from Northern Ireland’s experiences of combating terrorism. The essays in this volume unite analysis and practice in exploring both the conflict in Northern Ireland and the internationally applicable counter-terrorism lessons which can be…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
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  • The Psychology of Terrorism

    2nd Edition

    By John Horgan

    This new edition of John Horgan's critically acclaimed book is fully revised and expanded. The book presents a critical analysis of our existing knowledge and understanding of terrorist psychology. Despite the on-going search for a terrorist pathology, the most insightful and evidence-based…

    Paperback – 2014-06-16
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  • Prisons, Terrorism and Extremism

    Critical Issues in Management, Radicalisation and Reform

    Edited by Andrew Silke

    This volume provides an overview of intervention and management strategies for dealing with terrorist and extremist offenders in prisons. The management of terrorist and extremist prisoners has long been recognised as a difficult problem in prisons. In most countries, such offenders are relatively…

    Paperback – 2013-12-05
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  • Fault Lines in Global Jihad

    Organizational, Strategic, and Ideological Fissures

    Edited by Assaf Moghadam, Brian Fishman

    This book deals with the causes, nature, and impact of the divisions within the jihadi movement, and the splits between jihadis and other Islamic groups. Fault Lines in Global Jihad offers a systematic and comprehensive examination of the broad range of divisions that contribute to the weakening…

    Paperback – 2013-10-29
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  • Islamist Radicalisation in Europe

    An Occupational Change Process

    By Daniela Pisoiu

    This book examines the Islamist radicalisation process in Europe, developing a new theoretical model based on an empirical study of the evolution of Islamist radicals in their social environment. The approach of this book is to examine how, and under what conditions, people choose to radicalise.…

    Paperback – 2013-10-07
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  • Militancy and Political Violence in Shiism

    Trends and Patterns

    Edited by Assaf Moghadam

    This book is the first systematic assessment of current trends and patterns of militancy in Shii communities in the Middle East and South Asia - specifically in Iran, Iraq, but also in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Bahrain More than thirty years after the Islamic…

    Paperback – 2013-10-07
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  • Democracy and Terrorism

    Friend or Foe?

    By Leonard Weinberg

    This book examines the relationships between democratic government and political terrorism. Since the 9/11 attacks, the United States and many of its allies have declared a ‘war on terrorism’. This struggle has been inspired in part by the belief is that by promoting democracy they will also bring…

    Paperback – 2013-03-14
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  • State Terrorism and Human Rights

    International Responses since the End of the Cold War

    Edited by Gillian Duncan, Orla Lynch, Gilbert Ramsay, Alison M.S. Watson

    This book aims to improve understanding of the broad trends in the utilisation of political violence by examining the use of state terror in world politics. The ending of the Cold War and the overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe led many to assume that this presaged the demise of the one-party…

    Paperback – 2013-02-15
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  • An International History of Terrorism

    Western and Non-Western Experiences

    Edited by Jussi M. Hanhimäki, Bernhard Blumenau

    The aim of this book is to provide readers with the tools to understand the historical evolution of terrorism and counterterrorism over the past 150 years. In order to appreciate the contemporary challenges posed by terrorism it is necessary to look at its evolution, at the different phases it has…

    Paperback – 2013-01-11
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  • Terrorist Rehabilitation and Counter-Radicalisation

    New Approaches to Counter-terrorism

    Edited by Lawrence Rubin, Rohan Gunaratna, Jolene Anne R. Jerard

    This book seeks to explore the new frontiers in counter-terrorism research, analyses and practice, focusing on the imperative to rehabilitate terrorists. The post-9/11 world is in a very early stage of global rehabilitation both of terrorists and criminals. Nonetheless, some correctional…

    Paperback – 2012-12-07
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  • Unconventional Weapons and International Terrorism

    Challenges and New Approaches

    Edited by Magnus Ranstorp, Magnus Normark

    In recent years, senior policy officials have highlighted increased signs of convergence between terrorism and unconventional (CBRN) weapons. Terrorism now involves technologies available to anyone, anywhere, anytime, deployed through innovative solutions. This indicates a new and more complex…

    Paperback – 2012-03-29
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  • Terrorism and the Olympics

    Major Event Security and Lessons for the Future

    Edited by Anthony Richards, Peter Fussey, Andrew Silke

    The book aims to outline the progress, problems and challenges of delivering a safe and secure Olympics in the context of the contemporary serious and enduring terrorist threat. The enormous media profile and symbolic significance of the Olympic Games, the history of terrorists aiming to use such…

    Paperback – 2012-03-22
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  • Terrorist Groups and the New Tribalism

    Terrorism’s Fifth Wave

    By Jeffrey Kaplan

    The central focus of this book is a small but vitally important group of movements that constitute a distinct 'fifth wave' of modern terrorism, here called the "New Tribalism". Terrorist Groups and the New Tribalism examines a collection of terrorist or insurgent movements whose similarity…

    Paperback – 2012-02-21
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  • International Aviation and Terrorism

    Evolving Threats, Evolving Security

    By John Harrison

    This book examines terrorism's impact on the international aviation security regime, with a focus on the role of the United States. Tracing the historical development of the international civil aviation system, the volume examines how it has dealt with the evolving security environment caused by…

    Paperback – 2012-02-13
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  • Terrorism, Identity and Legitimacy

    The Four Waves theory and political violence

    Edited by Jean E. Rosenfeld

    This book argues that terrorism in the modern world has occurred in four "waves" of forty years each. It offers evidence-based explanations of terrorism, national identity, and political legitimacy by leading scholars from various disciplines with contrasting perspectives on political violence.…

    Paperback – 2011-11-28
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  • Negotiating with Terrorists

    Strategy, Tactics, and Politics

    By Guy Olivier Faure, I. William Zartman

    This edited volume addresses the important issue of negotiating with terrorists, and offers recommendations for best practice and processes. Hostage negotiation is the process of trying to align two often completely polarised parties. Authorities view hostage taking as unacceptable demands made…

    Paperback – 2011-06-06
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  • Terrorism Versus Democracy

    The Liberal State Response, 3rd Edition

    By Paul Wilkinson

    This book examines the terrorist networks that operate globally and analyses the long-term future of terrorism and terrorist-backed insurgencies. Terrorism remains a serious problem for the international community. The global picture does not indicate that the ‘war on terror’, which President…

    Paperback – 2011-01-27
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  • The Psychology of Counter-Terrorism

    By Andrew Silke

    This edited book explores how psychology can be used to improve our understanding of terrorism and counterterrorism. This work firstly aims to provide balanced and objective insight into the psychology of terrorists; what their motivations are, what keeps them involved in terrorist groups, and…

    Paperback – 2010-10-22
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  • Explaining Terrorism

    Causes, Processes and Consequences

    By Martha Crenshaw

    This volume comprises some of the key essays by Professor Crenshaw, from 1972 to the present-day, on the causes, processes and consequences of terrorism. Since the early 1970s, scholars and practitioners have tried to explain terrorism and to assess the effectiveness of government responses to…

    Paperback – 2010-10-08
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  • Understanding Violent Radicalisation

    Terrorist and Jihadist Movements in Europe

    Edited by Magnus Ranstorp

    This is the first book to address in depth the interplay between radicalisation and political violence in Europe, as well as the effectiveness of counter-measures. As evidenced from the multitude of intercepted plots across several European cities since 2001, the threat level and the intensity of…

    Paperback – 2009-12-10
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  • Walking Away from Terrorism

    Accounts of Disengagement from Radical and Extremist Movements

    By John Horgan

    This accessible new book looks at how and why individuals leave terrorist movements, and considers the lessons and implications that emerge from this process. Focusing on the tipping points for disengagement from groups such as Al Qaeda, the IRA and the UVF, this volume is…

    Paperback – 2009-05-11
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  • Leaving Terrorism Behind

    Individual and Collective Disengagement

    Edited by Tore Bjorgo, John Horgan

    This new edited volume expands our understanding of the processes by which individuals and groups disengage from terrorism. While there has been a growing awareness of the need to understand and prevent processes of radicalization into terrorism, disengagement and deradicalization from terrorism…

    Paperback – 2008-11-28
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  • Global Jihadism

    Theory and Practice

    By Jarret M. Brachman

    Global Jihadism exposes the core doctrine and strategy of today’s global Jihadist movement. The first half of the book explores the ideas upon which groups such as Al Qaeda are built, including the concepts of Jihad, al-Wala wal-Bara, Takfir and Tawhid. Jarret Brachman exposes a genre of Jihadist…

    Paperback – 2008-07-24
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  • Understanding Terrorism and Political Violence

    The Life Cycle of Birth, Growth, Transformation, and Demise

    By Dipak K. Gupta

    This book explains the lifecycle of terrorist organizations from an innovative theoretical perspective, combining economics with social psychology. It provides a new approach to understanding human behaviour in organized society, and then uses this to analyze the forces shaping the lifecycle of…

    Paperback – 2008-03-31
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  • Terrorism Today

    2nd Edition

    By Christopher C. Harmon

    The new edition of this best-selling insight into terrorism today has been fully updated and revised to include what the author terms the new ‘militant Moslem international.’ Drawing directly on the words and ideas of terrorists themselves, this book is an examination of patterns, current trends…

    Paperback – 2007-10-18
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  • Mapping Terrorism Research

    State of the Art, Gaps and Future Direction

    Edited by Magnus Ranstorp

    Containing essays by an array of top international scholars, this new book provides a comprehensive analytical critique of the current state of research in the terrorism and counterterrorism studies field, what it has substantively achieved over the years and where it should be heading in the…

    Paperback – 2007-08-31
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  • Homeland Security in the UK

    Future Preparedness for Terrorist Attack since 9/11

    Edited by Paul Wilkinson

    This book is a detailed examination of whether domestic security measures are striking an appropriate balance between homeland security and civil liberties in the post-9/11 era. Professor Paul Wilkinson and the other contributors assess the nature of UK responses to terrorism by key public and…

    Paperback – 2007-06-14
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  • Aviation Terrorism and Security

    2nd Edition

    By Paul Wilkinson, Brian Jenkins

    An acclaimed assessment of the shifting threats to aviation security. The contributors examine threats and vulnerabilities in the light of new developments and consider the prospects for strengthening the response at both national and international levels.…

    Paperback – 2007-05-01
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  • The IRA and Armed Struggle

    By Rogelio Alonso

    The IRA is one of the oldest terrorist organizations in the world and conducted a ferociously violent campaign for almost thirty years. Now deeply enmeshed in the Northern Ireland peace process, Rogelio Alonso asks why one of the bloodiest terrorist movements of our time decide to swap weapons for…

    Paperback – 2006-12-14
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  • The Ideological War on Terror

    Worldwide Strategies For Counter-Terrorism

    Edited by Anne Aldis, Graeme Herd

    This edited book addresses the appropriateness of US and other counter-terrorist (CT) strategies in Europe and Eurasia, the Middle East, the Asia Pacific region and in Latin America, with a view to improving their effectiveness. The book has three main objectives: to re-examine terrorists'…

    Paperback – 2006-10-05
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  • Countering Terrorism and WMD

    Creating a Global Counter-Terrorism Network

    Edited by Peter Katona, Michael D. Intriligator, John P. Sullivan

    This volume shows us that in order to deal with today’s Fourth Generation asymmetric warfare by terrorist groups using conventional arms and weapons of mass destruction, we need a new ‘global networked’ approach. The contributors examine the various attempts that have been made to counter the…

    Paperback – 2006-09-21
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  • Terrorism Versus Democracy

    The Liberal State Response, 2nd Edition

    By Paul Wilkinson, Paul Wilkinson

    'No one understands terrorism better than Paul Wilkinson...if policy makers read this book they will understand the problems better. If terrorists read it they will understand themselves a lot better.' - Michael Clarke, King’s College London, University of London, UK This acclaimed study examines…

    Hardback – 2006-06-29
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  • Root Causes of Suicide Terrorism

    The Globalization of Martyrdom

    Edited by Ami Pedahzur

    This highly topical new study clearly shows how there are at least two reasons to question the central role that is assigned to religion, in particular Islam, when explaining suicide terrorism. suicide terrorism is a modern phenomenon, yet Islam is a very old religion. Except for two periods…

    Paperback – 2006-06-22
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  • A War of Words

    Political Violence and Public Debate in Israel

    By Gerald Cromer

    This book examines a series of controversies surrounding Israel's use of force and its failure to prevent violence. Influenced by Weber's definition of the state as the 'monopoly of violence', politcial scientists and criminologists alike have focused their attention on the legitimation struggles…

    Paperback – 2004-08-05
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  • Research on Terrorism

    Trends, Achievements and Failures

    Edited by Andrew Silke

    This book brings together leading international experts in the world of terrorism research and counterterrorism policy-making. It has three clear areas of focus: it looks at current issues and trends in terrorism research it explores how contemporary research on terrorism is focused and conducted…

    Paperback – 2003-08-01
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  • The IRA, 1968-2000

    An Analysis of a Secret Army

    By J. Bowyer Bell

    Based on thousands of interviews over 35 years with the leaders and members of the Republican movement and the IRA itself, as well as the Irish, British and Americans involved in the Troubles, the focus of this study is on the workings of an organization involved in armed struggle.…

    Paperback – 2000-09-01
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  • The Future of Terrorism

    Edited by John Horgan, Max Taylor

    These papers from a meeting on terrorism in Cork in 1999 include: the effects of changing geo-politics on terrorism; strategic and tactical responses to innovations in terrorism; the changing nature of terrorism; the threat of weapons of mass destruction; and single-issue terrorism.…

    Paperback – 2000-05-01
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  • Aviation Terrorism and Security

    By Paul Wilkinson, Brian Jenkins

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1999-03-01
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