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Contemporary Terrorism Studies

Edited by Tim Wilson and Diego Muro

March 2022

ISBN: 9780198829560

496 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

Price: £29.99

Contemporary Terrorism Studies is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to terrorism studies, examining key issues and debates, and featuring dedicated sections on terrorism and counter-terrorism. This textbook uniquely provides interdisciplinary coverage, and is written by an expert author team.

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Contemporary Terrorism Studies is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to terrorism studies, examining key issues and debates, and featuring dedicated sections on terrorism and counter-terrorism. This textbook uniquely provides interdisciplinary coverage, and is written by an expert author team.

  • An expert author team of subject area specialists provide a diverse overview of the subject
  • Draws on many disciplines, with a unique emphasis on the methodologically plural nature of terrorism studies
  • Case studies and questions for reflection help make sense of key theoretical approaches and opposing schools of thought
  • Three-part structure offers a comprehensive overview of a full range of theories, themes and issues in terrorism studies
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

About the Author(s)

Edited by Tim Wilson, Director of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV), University of St Andrews, and Diego Muro, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Relations at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV), University of St Andrews

Dr Tim Wilson is the Director of the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) at St Andrews. His research interests and media appearances range widely over the past, present and future of terrorism and political violence. He is especially interested in why such horrors take the particular forms that they do. His first book Frontiers of Violence - a grassroots comparison of different patterns of ethnic violence in contested borderlands - was published in 2010. His second book Killing Strangers: How Political Violence Become Modern appeared in September 2020. Both were published by Oxford University Press.

Dr Diego Muro is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of St Andrews. His main research interests are identity politics, ethnic conflict, and terrorism and counter-terrorism. He has published in Ethnic and Racial Studies, Ethnicities, Mediterranean Politics, Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict, Nations and Nationalism, South European Society & Politics, Studies in Conflict, and Terrorism and West European Politics. His latest books on terrorism are Ethnicity and Violence (2008), ETA's Terrorist Campaign (2017) and When does terrorism work? (2018).

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction, Diego Muro and Tim Wilson
    Part One: The State of Terrorism Studies
    2:What are terrorism studies? Emergence and Evolution, Tim Wilson
    3:Critical Terrorism Studies, Harmonie Toros
    4:Conceptualisations of Terrorism, Anthony Richards
    5:Terrorism in Context, Adrian Guelke
    6:The Social Science of Political Violence: Processual Approaches, Donatella DellaPorta, Lorenzo Bosi and Stefan Malthaner
    7:Open Sources Databases, Gary La Free
    Part Two: Issues and Debates in Terrorism Studies
    8:The History of Terrorism, Bernhard Blumenau and Tim Wilson
    9:Why does terrorism emerge? Root Causes, Nick Brooke
    10:When do individuals radicalise?, Rik Coolsaet
    11:Can terrorism be rational?, Max Abrahms
    12:Target selection, Alex Braithwaite and Ian Orringer
    13:The longevity of terrorist groups, Leena Malkki
    14:Can states be terrorists?, Kieran McConaghy
    15:Terrorism, Gender and Race, Caron Gentry
    16:Counterterrorism and technology, Peter Lehr
    17:Old and New Terrorism, Peter Neumann
    18:Social Media, Donald Holbrook
    19:Is Terrorism Effective?, Diego Muro
    Part Three: Countering Terrorism
    20:Counterterrorism Agencies, Martin Innes and Helen Innes
    21:Responding to Terrorism non-violently, Sondre Lindahl and Richard Jackson
    22:Counterterrorism and Human Rights, Frank Foley
    23:Foreign Policy and Counterterrorism, Rashmi Singh
    24:International Organisations and Counterterrorism, Christian Kaunert and Sarah Leonard
    25:Terrorism by Insurgents and Rebels, Jakena Thomas
    26:Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism, Daniel Koehler
    27:Disengagement and de-radicalisation programmes, Sarah Marsden
    28:Victims of Terrorism and Political Violence, Orla Lynch and Carmel Joyce
    29:The end of terrorist campaigns, Audrey Kurth Cronin

Reviews

"A wide-ranging and comprehensive work that covers the key issues of debate in terrorism studies, in an accessible and engaging form." - Eamonn O'Kane, Reader in Conflict Studies, School of Social, Historical and Political Studies, University of Wolverhampton

"A thoughtful, well-designed book that equips students with both the conceptual depth and empirical evidence they need to develop into discerning scholars. The ability of the various authors to synthesise such complex debates is welcome for teachers and students alike." - Shaun McDaid, Senior Lecturer in Politics, Department of Behaviour and Social Sciences, University of Huddersfield

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
Contemporary Terrorism Studies is available for students and institutions to
purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources.
- The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along
with hyperlinks to question pointers, and a library of web links, helping
you to broaden your knowledge and understanding terrorism studies:
www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks
- Student resources: additional case studies, guidance on accessing
databases, pointers for tackling the questions for reflection, and suggested
web links organised by chapter are available online.