Rethinking the Roots of Terrorism seeks to explain why terrorism occurs. This study provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary survey that investigates the motivations, reasons and causes of terrorism at all levels in society, and more specifically in the context of the Middle East.
About the Author
Jason Franks is a Research Fellow in the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews, UK. His research focuses on the roots and causes of conflict and terrorism, and processes of peace. He has a particular interest in the Middle East, and is an experienced field researcher, conducting research in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel, Cambodia, Kosovo, East Timor, Bosnia, Sri Lanka, Kashmir, Nepal and Northern Ireland.
Table of ContentsIntroduction The Root Causes of Terrorism: Orthodox Terrorism Theory Approaches to Conflict: The Root Causes Conflict and Terrorism: A Comparative Analysis Discourses on Conflict and Terrorism: The Palestinian-Israeli Case Rethinking the Roots of Terrorism Summary of Conclusions: Rethinking Terrorism