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  1. 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 7th 2010 by Routledge

  2. 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 9th 2009 by Routledge

  3. 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 10th 2009 by Routledge

  4. 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 27th 2008 by Routledge

  5. 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 23rd 2008 by Routledge

  6. 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 30th 2008 by Routledge

  7. 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 17th 2007 by Routledge

  8. 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 30th 2007 by Routledge

  9. Homeland Security in the UK

    Future Preparedness for Terrorist Attack since 9/11

    Edited by Paul Wilkinson

    Series: Political Violence

    This book is a detailed examination of whether domestic security measures are striking an appropriate balance between homeland security and civil liberties in the post-9/11 era. Professor Paul Wilkinson and the other contributors assess the nature of UK responses to terrorism by key public and...

    Published June 13th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Aviation Terrorism and Security

    2nd Edition

    By Paul Wilkinson, Brian Jenkins

    Series: Political Violence

    An acclaimed assessment of the shifting threats to aviation security. The contributors examine threats and vulnerabilities in the light of new developments and consider the prospects for strengthening the response at both national and international levels....

    Published April 30th 2007 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Lone-Actor Terrorists: A behavioural analysis
    By Paul Gill
    To Be Published January 27th 2015
  2. Understanding Terrorism Innovation and Learning: Al-Qaeda and Beyond
    Edited by Magnus Ranstorp, Magnus Normark
    To Be Published May 4th 2015
  3. Political Assassinations and International Politics
    By Suchitra Dutta
    To Be Published July 30th 2015
  4. Evolutionary Perspectives on Terrorism and Political Violence
    Edited by Max Taylor, Ken Pease, Jason Roach
    To Be Published July 30th 2015
  5. The Terrorist
    By Max Taylor
    To Be Published August 30th 2015

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