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Terrorism A Critical Introduction

ISBN-10: 0230221181
ISBN-13: 9780230221185
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 4/12/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

RICHARD JACKSONnbsp;is Professornbsp;of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, UK.nbsp;He is the founding editor ofnbsp;the journalnbsp; Critical Studies on Terrorism. nbsp; LEE JARVIS is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Swansea University, UK. JEROEN GUNNING is a Reader in Middle Eastnbsp;Politics and Conflict Studies, Durham University, UK.nbsp;He was founder andnbsp;deputy director of the Centre for the Study of 'Radicalisation'nbsp; and Contemporary Political Violence (CSRV) at Aberyswyth University from 2005-2010. nbsp; MARIE BREEN SMITH 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.

Lee Jarvis is a Senior Lecturer in International Security at the University of East Anglia, UK. He has articles published in a range of top journals including Security Dialogue, Political Studies, Millennium, and International Relations. He is author of Times of Terror: Discourse, Temporality and the War on Terror , and co-author of Terrorism: A Critical Introduction . The latter was awarded a 2012 Choice Outstanding Academic Title award.

List of Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
The Study of Terrorism
The Orthodox Study of Terrorism
Introduction
Terrorology and the terrorism industry
The limitations of orthodox approaches to terrorism
Knowledge, power and problem-solving theory
The myths of political terrorism
Conclusion
Critical Approaches to Terrorism Studies
Introduction
Critical approaches to terrorism
The critical turn and CTS
A critical research agenda
Conclusion
The Cultural Construction of Terrorism
Introduction
The role of the media in terrorism
Terrorism in popular culture
9/11 and the construction of a social narrative
Terrorism and national identity
Conclusion
Bringing Gender into the Study of Terrorism
Introduction
Key terms and concepts
Masculinity, hypermasculinity and political violence
Heteronormativity and the sexualization of terrorism
Female combatants: pawns, victims or agents?
Gender based violence: sexual terror and rape as a war crime
Conclusion
Key Issues
Conceptualizing Terrorism
Introduction
The definitional quagmire
Common mistakes in defining terrorism
The politics of labelling
Some characteristics of political terror
The ontological limits of terrorism
Conclusion
Reconsidering the Terrorism Threat
Introduction
Assessing the terrorism threat
Explaining the terror of terrorism
Conclusion
Types of Terrorism
Introduction
The categories of terrorism studies
Evaluating categories of terrorism
Is the new terrorism really new?
How religious is religious terrorism?
Conclusion
Understanding State Terrorism
Introduction
Conceptualizing state terrorism
An overview of state terrorism
State terrorism: aims, methods and types
Conclusion
The Causes of Non-State Terrorism
Introduction
Thinking critically about causation
Some prevalent myths
Macro-level explanations
From macro- to meso- and micro-level explanations
Explaining and understanding suicide bombing
Conclusion
Responding to Non-State Terrorism
Introduction
Counter-terrorism approaches
Key issues in contemporary counter-terrorism
A critical assessment of counter-terrorism
Conclusion
Assessing the War on Terrorism
Introduction
An overview of a global anti-terror campaign
Assessing the war on terrorism
Explaining the war on terrorism
Conclusion
Glossary of Terms
References
Index

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