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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.

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1-10 of 42 results in Political Violence
  1. Irish Republican Terrorism and Politics

    A Comparative Study of the Official and the Provisional IRA

    By Kacper Rekawek

    Series: Political Violence

    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...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Understanding Terrorism Innovation and Learning

    Al-Qaeda and Beyond

    Edited by Magnus Ranstorp, Magnus Normark

    Series: Political Violence

    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...

    Published April 24th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Lone-Actor Terrorists

    A behavioural analysis

    By Paul Gill

    Series: Political Violence

    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...

    Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Victims of Terrorism

    A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Study

    Edited by Orla Lynch, Javier Argomaniz

    Series: Political Violence

    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...

    Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Combating Terrorism in Northern Ireland

    Edited by James Dingley

    Series: Political Violence

    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...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Psychology of Terrorism

    2nd Edition

    By John Horgan

    Series: Political Violence

    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...

    Published June 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Prisons, Terrorism and Extremism

    Critical Issues in Management, Radicalisation and Reform

    Edited by Andrew Silke

    Series: Political Violence

    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...

    Published December 5th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Fault Lines in Global Jihad

    Organizational, Strategic, and Ideological Fissures

    Edited by Assaf Moghadam, Brian Fishman

    Series: Political Violence

    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...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Islamist Radicalisation in Europe

    An Occupational Change Process

    By Daniela Pisoiu

    Series: Political Violence

    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....

    Published October 7th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Militancy and Political Violence in Shiism

    Trends and Patterns

    Edited by Assaf Moghadam

    Series: Political Violence

    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...

    Published October 7th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Evolutionary Psychology and Terrorism
    Edited by Max Taylor, Jason Roach, Ken Pease
    To Be Published August 28th 2015
  2. Political Assassinations and International Politics
    By Suchitra Dutta
    To Be Published January 31st 2016
  3. The Terrorist
    By Max Taylor
    To Be Published March 31st 2016

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