About the Author(s)
Edited by 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, and Edited by Tim Wilson, Director of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV), University of St Andrews
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).
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.
"An unusually comprehensive and authoritative book which creatively draws together new and established scholars to explore the many and growing approaches to this most important of subjects. This volume will prove invaluable to those teaching courses on terrorism and will stimulate lively discussion among scholars." - Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford, UK
"A powerful, authoritative, compelling volume on one of the world's major fields of research and analysis. A wide-ranging, rigorous and important book." - Professor Richard English, Queen's University Belfast, author of Does Terrorism Work? A History
"An ambitious textbook that provides a comprehensive and well-organized introduction to terrorism studies, containing contributions from a large number of leading scholars in the field. Contemporary Terrorism Studies covers an impressive range of topics and pays close attention to the key issues that drive our understanding of terrorism." - Martha Crenshaw, Senior Fellow Emerita, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, and Professor Emerita, Wesleyan University, USA
"Given the vast expansion of terrorism studies, the need for an authoritative exegesis and assessment of the many new approaches, methodologies, and perspectives involving this highly contentious subject has become acute. Contemporary Terrorism Studies is thus a very timely, welcome, and immensely important contribution to the literature. Its editors, Diego Muro and Tim Wilson, have masterfully assembled a stellar cast of contributors to explore and examine contemporary research on terrorism in all its variegated dimensions. This book will become an essential reference work for scholars and students alike." - Professor Bruce Hoffman, Georgetown
University, and author, Inside Terrorism
"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
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:
- Student resources: additional case studies, guidance on accessing
databases, pointers for tackling the questions for reflection, and
web links organised by chapter are available online.
- Lecturer resources: customisable PowerPoint slides to adapt and use in teaching