Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 July 2016

368 Pages | 18 black & white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199607853

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Does Terrorism Work?

A History

Richard English

  • The first ever sustained enquiry into one of the fundamental questions about terrorism: does it work? And if so, then how?
  • Written by one of the world's foremost experts on terrorism, with over thirty years' experience analysing the field
  • Focuses on four of the most significant terrorist organizations of the last fifty years: al-Qaida, the Provisional IRA, Hamas, and ETA
  • Uses a wealth of interview material collected over the years, both with former terrorists and their enemies in the counter-intelligence, police, and security services
  • Argues that we need a far more honest understanding of the degree to which terrorism works - and the precise ways in which it does so