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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. 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 14th 2007 by Routledge

  2. 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 May 1st 2007 by Routledge

  3. The IRA and Armed Struggle

    By Rogelio Alonso

    Series: Political Violence

    The IRA is one of the oldest terrorist organizations in the world and conducted a ferociously violent campaign for almost thirty years. Now deeply enmeshed in the Northern Ireland peace process, Rogelio Alonso asks why one of the bloodiest terrorist movements of our time decide to swap weapons for...

    Published December 14th 2006 by Routledge

  4. The Ideological War on Terror

    Worldwide Strategies For Counter-Terrorism

    Edited by Anne Aldis, Graeme Herd

    Series: Political Violence

    This edited book addresses the appropriateness of US and other counter-terrorist (CT) strategies in Europe and Eurasia, the Middle East, the Asia Pacific region and in Latin America, with a view to improving their effectiveness. The book has three main objectives: to re-examine terrorists'...

    Published October 5th 2006 by Routledge

  5. Countering Terrorism and WMD

    Creating a Global Counter-Terrorism Network

    Edited by Peter Katona, Michael D. Intriligator, John P. Sullivan

    Series: Political Violence

    This volume shows us that in order to deal with today’s Fourth Generation asymmetric warfare by terrorist groups using conventional arms and weapons of mass destruction, we need a new ‘global networked’ approach. The contributors examine the various attempts that have been made to counter the...

    Published September 21st 2006 by Routledge

  6. Terrorism Versus Democracy

    The Liberal State Response, 2nd Edition

    By Paul Wilkinson, Paul Wilkinson

    Series: Political Violence

    'No one understands terrorism better than Paul Wilkinson...if policy makers read this book they will understand the problems better. If terrorists read it they will understand themselves a lot better.' - Michael Clarke, King’s College London, University of London, UK This acclaimed study examines...

    Published June 29th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Root Causes of Suicide Terrorism

    The Globalization of Martyrdom

    Edited by Ami Pedahzur

    Series: Political Violence

    This highly topical new study clearly shows how there are at least two reasons to question the central role that is assigned to religion, in particular Islam, when explaining suicide terrorism. suicide terrorism is a modern phenomenon, yet Islam is a very old religion. Except for two periods...

    Published June 22nd 2006 by Routledge

  8. A War of Words

    Political Violence and Public Debate in Israel

    By Gerald Cromer

    Series: Political Violence

    This book examines a series of controversies surrounding Israel's use of force and its failure to prevent violence. Influenced by Weber's definition of the state as the 'monopoly of violence', politcial scientists and criminologists alike have focused their attention on the legitimation struggles...

    Published August 5th 2004 by Routledge

  9. Research on Terrorism

    Trends, Achievements and Failures

    Edited by Andrew Silke

    Series: Political Violence

    This book brings together leading international experts in the world of terrorism research and counterterrorism policy-making. It has three clear areas of focus: it looks at current issues and trends in terrorism research it explores how contemporary research on terrorism is focused and conducted...

    Published August 1st 2003 by Routledge

  10. The IRA, 1968-2000

    An Analysis of a Secret Army

    By J. Bowyer Bell

    Series: Political Violence

    Based on thousands of interviews over 35 years with the leaders and members of the Republican movement and the IRA itself, as well as the Irish, British and Americans involved in the Troubles, the focus of this study is on the workings of an organization involved in armed struggle....

    Published September 1st 2000 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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