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Routledge Handbook of Critical Terrorism Studies

Edited by: Richard Jackson

Print publication date:  April  2016
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415743761
eBook ISBN: 9781315813462
Adobe ISBN: 9781317801627

10.4324/9781315813462
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This new handbook is a comprehensive collection of cutting-edge essays that investigate the contribution of Critical Terrorism Studies to our understanding of contemporary terrorism and counterterrorism.

Terrorism remains one of the most important security and political issues of our time. After 9/11, Critical Terrorism Studies (CTS) emerged as an alternative approach to the mainstream study of terrorism and counterterrorism, one which combined innovative methods with a searching critique of the abuses of the war on terror. This volume explores the unique contribution of CTS to our understanding of contemporary non-state violence and the state’s response to it. It draws together contributions from key thinkers in the field who explore critical questions around the nature and study of terrorism, the causes of terrorism, state terrorism, responses to terrorism, the war on terror, and emerging issues in terrorism research. Covering a wide range of topics including key debates in the field and emerging issues, the Routledge Handbook of Critical Terrorism Studies will set a benchmark for future research on terrorism and the response to it.

This handbook will be of great interest to students of terrorism studies, political violence, critical security studies and IR in general.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Emergence of Terrorism Studies as a Field Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Critical Terrorism Studies After 9/11 Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Real and the Bluff Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Critical Epistemologies of Terrorism Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Post-Structuralism and Constructivism Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Critical Theory and Terrorism Studies Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Historical Materialist Approach to Critical Terrorism Studies Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Methodology and the Critical Study of Terrorism Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Definition of Terrorism Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Narrative of Terrorism as an Existential Threat  Download PDF
Chapter  12:  New Versus Old Terrorism Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Religion and Terrorism Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Female Terrorism and Militancy Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Understanding Western State Terrorism Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Torture Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Rendition in the “War on Terror” Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Targeted Killing and Drone Warfare Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Language of Counterterrorism Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Critical Evaluation of Counterterrorism Download PDF
Chapter  21:  A Critical Perspective on the Global War on Terror Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Governmentality of Terrorism Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Radicalization, De-Radicalization, and Counter-Radicalization Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Ecoterrorism and Expansionary Counterterrorism Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Media Coverage of Terrorism Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Collective Memory and Terrorism Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Terrorism and Peace Studies  Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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