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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. Terrorism Versus Democracy

    The Liberal State Response, 3rd Edition

    By Paul Wilkinson

    Series: Political Violence

    This book examines the terrorist networks that operate globally and analyses the long-term future of terrorism and terrorist-backed insurgencies. Terrorism remains a serious problem for the international community. The global picture does not indicate that the ‘war on terror’, which President...

    Published January 27th 2011 by Routledge

  2. The Psychology of Counter-Terrorism

    By Andrew Silke

    Series: Political Violence

    This edited book explores how psychology can be used to improve our understanding of terrorism and counterterrorism. This work firstly aims to provide balanced and objective insight into the psychology of terrorists; what their motivations are, what keeps them involved in terrorist groups, and...

    Published October 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  3. Explaining Terrorism

    Causes, Processes and Consequences

    By Martha Crenshaw

    Series: Political Violence

    This volume comprises some of the key essays by Professor Crenshaw, from 1972 to the present-day, on the causes, processes and consequences of terrorism. Since the early 1970s, scholars and practitioners have tried to explain terrorism and to assess the effectiveness of government responses to...

    Published October 8th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Understanding Violent Radicalisation

    Terrorist and Jihadist Movements in Europe

    Edited by Magnus Ranstorp

    Series: Political Violence

    This is the first book to address in depth the interplay between radicalisation and political violence in Europe, as well as the effectiveness of counter-measures. As evidenced from the multitude of intercepted plots across several European cities since 2001, the threat level and the intensity of...

    Published December 10th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Walking Away from Terrorism

    Accounts of Disengagement from Radical and Extremist Movements

    By John Horgan

    Series: Political Violence

    This accessible new book looks at how and why individuals leave terrorist movements, and considers the lessons and implications that emerge from this process. Focusing on the tipping points for disengagement from groups such as Al Qaeda, the IRA and the UVF, this volume is...

    Published May 11th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Leaving Terrorism Behind

    Individual and Collective Disengagement

    Edited by Tore Bjorgo, John Horgan

    Series: Political Violence

    This new edited volume expands our understanding of the processes by which individuals and groups disengage from terrorism. While there has been a growing awareness of the need to understand and prevent processes of radicalization into terrorism, disengagement and deradicalization from terrorism...

    Published November 28th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Global Jihadism

    Theory and Practice

    By Jarret M. Brachman

    Series: Political Violence

    Global Jihadism exposes the core doctrine and strategy of today’s global Jihadist movement. The first half of the book explores the ideas upon which groups such as Al Qaeda are built, including the concepts of Jihad, al-Wala wal-Bara, Takfir and Tawhid. Jarret Brachman exposes a genre of Jihadist...

    Published July 24th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Understanding Terrorism and Political Violence

    The Life Cycle of Birth, Growth, Transformation, and Demise

    By Dipak K. Gupta

    Series: Political Violence

    This book explains the lifecycle of terrorist organizations from an innovative theoretical perspective, combining economics with social psychology. It provides a new approach to understanding human behaviour in organized society, and then uses this to analyze the forces shaping the lifecycle of...

    Published March 31st 2008 by Routledge

  9. Terrorism Today

    2nd Edition

    By Christopher C. Harmon

    Series: Political Violence

    The new edition of this best-selling insight into terrorism today has been fully updated and revised to include what the author terms the new ‘militant Moslem international.’ Drawing directly on the words and ideas of terrorists themselves, this book is an examination of patterns, current trends...

    Published October 18th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Mapping Terrorism Research

    State of the Art, Gaps and Future Direction

    Edited by Magnus Ranstorp

    Series: Political Violence

    Containing essays by an array of top international scholars, this new book provides a comprehensive analytical critique of the current state of research in the terrorism and counterterrorism studies field, what it has substantively achieved over the years and where it should be heading in the...

    Published August 31st 2007 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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