Introduction to the World Directory of Extremist, Terrorist and Other Organisations Associated with Guerrilla Warfare, Political Violence, Protest, Organised Crime and Cyber-Crime

Authored by: Albert J. Jongman

The Routledge Handbook of Terrorism Research

Print publication date:  February  2011
Online publication date:  February  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415411578
eBook ISBN: 9780203828731
Adobe ISBN: 9781136810404

10.4324/9780203828731.ch6

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Abstract

In the 1984 and 1988 editions of Political Terrorism: A (New) Guide to Actors, Authors, Concepts, Database, Theories, and Literature by A.P. Schmid and A.J. Jongman, a ‘World Directory of Terrorist and Other Organisations associated with Guerrilla Warfare, Political Violence, and Protest’ was included, listing 2,160 armed and militant groups. The present directory is an update. Because of space limitations, it was decided to include only the names of the more than 6,400 organisations listed here (in Appendix 7). In the Glossary to this handbook, the reader will find brief descriptions of some of the more prominent ones. For others, the reader will have to turn to the internet or to subscription-based data providers such as Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre (JTIC) to find more information.

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