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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. Democracy and Terrorism

    Friend or Foe?

    By Leonard Weinberg

    Series: Political Violence

    This book examines the relationships between democratic government and political terrorism. Since the 9/11 attacks, the United States and many of its allies have declared a ‘war on terrorism’. This struggle has been inspired in part by the belief is that by promoting democracy they will also bring...

    Published March 14th 2013 by Routledge

  2. State Terrorism and Human Rights

    International Responses since the End of the Cold War

    Edited by Gillian Duncan, Orla Lynch, Gilbert Ramsay, Alison M.S. Watson

    Series: Political Violence

    This book aims to improve understanding of the broad trends in the utilisation of political violence by examining the use of state terror in world politics. The ending of the Cold War and the overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe led many to assume that this presaged the demise of the one-party...

    Published February 15th 2013 by Routledge

  3. An International History of Terrorism

    Western and Non-Western Experiences

    Edited by Jussi M. Hanhimäki, Bernhard Blumenau

    Series: Political Violence

    The aim of this book is to provide readers with the tools to understand the historical evolution of terrorism and counterterrorism over the past 150 years. In order to appreciate the contemporary challenges posed by terrorism it is necessary to look at its evolution, at the different phases it has...

    Published January 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Terrorist Rehabilitation and Counter-Radicalisation

    New Approaches to Counter-terrorism

    Edited by Lawrence Rubin, Rohan Gunaratna, Jolene Anne R. Jerard

    Series: Political Violence

    This book seeks to explore the new frontiers in counter-terrorism research, analyses and practice, focusing on the imperative to rehabilitate terrorists. The post-9/11 world is in a very early stage of global rehabilitation both of terrorists and criminals. Nonetheless, some correctional...

    Published December 7th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Unconventional Weapons and International Terrorism

    Challenges and New Approaches

    Edited by Magnus Ranstorp, Magnus Normark

    Series: Political Violence

    In recent years, senior policy officials have highlighted increased signs of convergence between terrorism and unconventional (CBRN) weapons. Terrorism now involves technologies available to anyone, anywhere, anytime, deployed through innovative solutions. This indicates a new and more complex...

    Published March 29th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Terrorism and the Olympics

    Major Event Security and Lessons for the Future

    Edited by Anthony Richards, Peter Fussey, Andrew Silke

    Series: Political Violence

    The book aims to outline the progress, problems and challenges of delivering a safe and secure Olympics in the context of the contemporary serious and enduring terrorist threat. The enormous media profile and symbolic significance of the Olympic Games, the history of terrorists aiming to use such...

    Published March 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  7. Terrorist Groups and the New Tribalism

    Terrorism’s Fifth Wave

    By Jeffrey Kaplan

    Series: Political Violence

    The central focus of this book is a small but vitally important group of movements that constitute a distinct 'fifth wave' of modern terrorism, here called the "New Tribalism". Terrorist Groups and the New Tribalism examines a collection of terrorist or insurgent movements whose similarity...

    Published February 21st 2012 by Routledge

  8. International Aviation and Terrorism

    Evolving Threats, Evolving Security

    By John Harrison

    Series: Political Violence

    This book examines terrorism's impact on the international aviation security regime, with a focus on the role of the United States. Tracing the historical development of the international civil aviation system, the volume examines how it has dealt with the evolving security environment caused by...

    Published February 13th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Terrorism, Identity and Legitimacy

    The Four Waves theory and political violence

    Edited by Jean E. Rosenfeld

    Series: Political Violence

    This book argues that terrorism in the modern world has occurred in four "waves" of forty years each. It offers evidence-based explanations of terrorism, national identity, and political legitimacy by leading scholars from various disciplines with contrasting perspectives on political violence....

    Published November 28th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Negotiating with Terrorists

    Strategy, Tactics, and Politics

    By Guy Olivier Faure, I. William Zartman

    Series: Political Violence

    This edited volume addresses the important issue of negotiating with terrorists, and offers recommendations for best practice and processes. Hostage negotiation is the process of trying to align two often completely polarised parties. Authorities view hostage taking as unacceptable demands made...

    Published June 6th 2011 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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