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This innovative text provides a much-needed critical introduction to terrorism. Cutting-edge research on contemporary issues is combined with new insights into long-debated issues such as the definition of terrorism, the...

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This innovative text provides a much-needed critical introduction to terrorism. Cutting-edge research on contemporary issues is combined with new insights into long-debated issues such as the definition of terrorism, the nature of the terrorist threat and counter-terrorism strategies. Showing that the methods we adopt as well as the material we study are vital for a clear understanding of the subject, this text goes beyond traditional IR approaches to rethink popular beliefs and assumptions about terrorism. Taking a genuinely global and integrated approach, this book is an ideal entry into the study of terrorism.

In the years since 9/11, terrorism has been transformed into an issue of global significance. Terrorism and the war on terror has affected virtually every aspect of modern life, and a precise understanding of terrorism is now more important - and contentious - than ever. This text examines the origins, perceptions of, and responses to, terrorism and counter-terrorism in the contemporary world. It takes into account recent developments on the world stage as well as within - and in response to - critical terrorism studies.

This text is the ultimate companion for students studying terrorism as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. It guides students step-by-step to have a deeper understanding of terrorism and a more nuanced approach to their studies.

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  • International case studies from around the world
  • A detailed glossary introducing key actors, events and concepts relating to terrorism
  • Learning aids to stimulate critical thinking, including discussion questions, further readings and selected web resources




  • Fully revised second edition of a leading text on an increasingly popular topic
  • New sections on 'the war on terror'
  • New discussion questions, further reading and web links




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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RICHARD JACKSON is Deputy Director at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand.
 
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-SMYTH 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...

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RICHARD JACKSON is Deputy Director at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand.
 
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-SMYTH 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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