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Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies

Edited by Richard Jackson

This book series will publish rigorous and innovative studies on all aspects of terrorism, counter-terrorism and state terror. It seeks to advance a new generation of thinking on traditional subjects, investigate topics frequently overlooked in orthodox accounts of terrorism and to apply knowledge from disciplines beyond International Relations and Security Studies. Books in this series will typically adopt approaches informed by critical-normative theory, post-positivist methodologies and non-Western perspectives, as well as rigorous and reflective orthodox terrorism studies.

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11-18 of 18 results in Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies
  1. Women Suicide Bombers

    Narratives of Violence

    By V.G. Julie Rajan

    Series: Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies

    This book offers an evaluation of female suicide bombers through postcolonial, Third World, feminist, and human-rights framework, drawing on case studies from conflicts in Palestine, Sri Lanka, and Chechnya, among others. Women Suicide Bombers explores why cultural, media and political reports...

    Published March 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  2. Terrorism, Talking and Transformation

    A Critical Approach

    By Harmonie Toros

    Series: Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies

    Using rare field research, this book investigates whether and how talking may transform terrorist violence. Given the failings of today’s dominant counterterrorism strategy, is talking a viable policy option to transform conflicts marked by terrorist violence? This book examines the reasons why "...

    Published February 17th 2012 by Routledge

  3. State Terrorism and Neoliberalism

    The North in the South

    By Ruth Blakeley

    Series: Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies

    This book explores the complicity of democratic states from the global North in state terrorism in the global South. It evaluates the relationship between the use of state terrorism by Northern liberal democracies and efforts by those states to further incorporate the South into the global...

    Published October 12th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Contemporary State Terrorism

    Theory and Practice

    Edited by Richard Jackson, Eamon Murphy, Scott Poynting

    Series: Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies

    This volume aims to ‘bring the state back into terrorism studies’ and fill the notable gap that currently exists in our understanding of the ways in which states employ terrorism as a political strategy of internal governance or foreign policy. Within this broader context, the volume has a number...

    Published March 24th 2011 by Routledge

  5. State Violence and Genocide in Latin America

    The Cold War Years

    Edited by Marcia Esparza, Henry R. Huttenbach, Daniel Feierstein

    Series: Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies

    This edited volume explores political violence and genocide in Latin America during the Cold War, examining this in light of the United States’ hegemonic position on the continent. Using case studies based on the regimes of Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, Peru and Uruguay, this book shows how...

    Published March 24th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Terrorism and the Politics of Response

    Edited by Angharad Closs Stephens, Nick Vaughan-Williams

    Series: Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies

    This inter-disciplinary edited volume critically examines the dynamics of the War on Terror, focusing on the theme of the politics of response. The book explores both how responses to terrorism - by politicians, authorities and the media - legitimise particular forms of sovereign politics, and how...

    Published September 30th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Discourses and Practices of Terrorism

    Interrogating Terror

    Edited by Bob Brecher, Mark Devenney, Aaron Winter

    Series: Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies

    This interdisciplinary book investigates the consequences of the language of terror for our lives in democratic societies. The approach of this book is in direct contrast with those that either view terrorism simplistically, as a clear reality threatening democratic society and thus requiring...

    Published February 9th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Critical Terrorism Studies

    A New Research Agenda

    Edited by Richard Jackson, Marie Breen Smyth, Jeroen Gunning

    Series: Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies

    In response to the growth of a critical perspective on contemporary issues of terrorism, this edited volume brings together a number of leading scholars to debate the new subfield of 'critical terrorism studies'. In the years since the 9/11 attacks, terrorism studies has undergone a major...

    Published November 20th 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Arguing Counterterrorism: New perspectives
    Edited by Daniela Pisoiu
    To Be Published August 14th 2015
  2. States of War since 9/11: Terrorism, Sovereignty and the War on Terror
    Edited by Alex Houen
    To Be Published August 14th 2015
  3. Hamas, Jihad and Popular Legitimacy: Reinterpreting Resistance in the Middle East
    By Tristan Dunning
    To Be Published January 31st 2016
  4. Writing Southeast Asian Security: The 'War On Terror' in Asia
    By Jennifer Mustapha
    To Be Published January 31st 2016

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