Terrorism and Political Violence
- Caroline Kennedy-Pipe - Loughborough University, UK, University of Hull, UK
- Gordon Clubb - Leeds University, UK
- Simon Mabon - Lancaster University, UK
This book introduces you to the key issues in contemporary studies on Terrorism. Its interdisciplinary approach provides a unique intellectual rigour which introduces readers to cutting-edge research.
Bringing together chapters contributed by members of the Terrorism and Political Violence Association network, it offers an insight into a variety of traditional and critical perspectives. It also equips Undergraduate and Postgraduate students with the study skills needed to succeed in coursework and assignments, especially dissertation work.
Drawing on the expertise of TAPVA members, this book:
- Explores contemporary issues, such as drone warfare, state violence, children and political violence, cyber-terrorism and de-radicalisation.
- Features case studies drawn from a range of international examples, lists of further reading, key concepts and questions for use in seminars and private study.
- Provides you with study skills content designed to help you complete your dissertation.
This is the perfect textbook to guide you through your studies in terrorism, political violence, international security and strategic studies.
This edited volume represents a collection of contributions from highly experienced academics to those at the beginning of their academic career. It covers a very broad spectrum of topics concerning terrorism and political violence, from a multitude of theoretical concepts, tactics and positioning, from how terrorism emerges through to how it ends, and how to approach the study and research of the topics. The book represents a rare opportunity for an all-in-one, up-to-date and informative source on these aspects that impact upon our contemporary lives, which makes it an invaluable source for many – researchers and students through to those with an interest in the matter.
This volume provides an illuminating overview of the challenges of teaching and learning about terrorism and political violence. It engages with the causes, dynamics and context of violence and brings theoretical depth to the topic in multiple perspectives. Written in an accessible style, this book is an ideal companion for students of political violence and terrorism studies.
This is a very good book and can highly be recommended for the students of terrorism studies.
This is a great book and I'm happy to include it on my reading lists for a module on conflict resolution. It deals with political violence in ways that are outside the usual political science approaches and offers an invaluable set of cases that broaden the way students understand what's happening.
This is a great book and I'm happy to include it on my reading lists for a module on conflict resolution. It deals with a fairly narrow range of political violence, however, so it probably isn't going to be one of the 5 or 6 books that I recommend students buy to help them with the entire module.
This is a very useful book for my anthropology of conflict and anthropology of politics modules. It provides a valuable interface between the more legalistic/political science approaches and the anthropological approaches that we deal with more commonly.
This is an excellent textbook, and, in fact, I am going to switch from using many different sources, book chapters etc. to structuring my course around the textbook. What I particularly liked was the fact that this doesn't mean that I have to revamp the course, since most of the topics addressed in my classes so far are covered by the book, in a condensed yet substantial manner. Students will like it! I already ordered a couple of copies for our university's library, and I will strongly recommend to the students that this is a book they could (and 'should') buy. (However, I know that students today are rather reluctant as regards investing money in books... and, besides, the course is 'only' 2 CPs worth...)
The course being taught at Level 6 to final year students at CCCU is Terrorism and Political Violence so this is especially timely and relevant.
I enjoyed the book and thought it well-written and wide-ranging.
A key text in the study of terrorism
An excellent 3 part introduction to terrorism studies that will be highly recommended to students. This book links with my module clearly and will be much used.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Terrorism and Political Violence: How Terrorism Ends