Terrorism: A Critical Introduction

Overview

Terrorism has a long history within our society but the devastating attacks of 9/11 transformed what had once been seen as a relatively minor security issue into one of major global significance. This incisive new text provides an accessible and balanced assessment of political terror and its study and in the process rethinks many assumptions.

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Overview

Terrorism has a long history within our society but the devastating attacks of 9/11 transformed what had once been seen as a relatively minor security issue into one of major global significance. This incisive new text provides an accessible and balanced assessment of political terror and its study and in the process rethinks many assumptions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230221178
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/10/2011
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD JACKSON is Professor of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, UK. He is the founding editor of the journal Critical Studies on Terrorism.
 
LEE JARVIS is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Swansea University, UK.

JEROEN GUNNING is a Reader in Middle East Politics and Conflict Studies, Durham University, UK. He was founder and deputy director of the Centre for the Study of 'Radicalisation'  and Contemporary Political Violence (CSRV) at Aberyswyth University from 2005-2010.
 
MARIE BREEN SMITH is Professor in International Politics, University of Surrey, UK. She was founder and deputy director of the Centre for the Study of 'Radicalisation' and Contemporary Political Violence (CSRV) at Aberyswyth University from 2005-2010.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I: THE STUDY OF POLITICAL TERRORISM
The Orthodox Study of Terrorism
Critical Approaches to Terrorism Studies
The Cultural Construction of Terrorism
Bringing Gender into the Study of Terrorism
PART II: KEY ISSUES
Conceptualizing Terrorism
Reconsidering the Terrorism Threat
Types of Terrorism
Understanding State Terrorism
The Causes of Non-State Terrorism
Responding to Non-State Terrorism
Assessing the War on Terror

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