Divided We Stand: The Strategy and Psychology of Irelands Dissident Terrorists

Hardcover | January 2, 2013

byJohn Horgan

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Terrorism has returned to the streets of Northern Ireland. In the years after the 1998 Real IRA bombing of Omagh, which killed 29 people, violent dissident Republican groups have re-emerged as a major security threat to a region that has been denied peace, stability, and prosperity for toolong.Those responsible have many names. They are breakaways, splinter factions, spoilers, and "residual" terrorists. The Real IRA, Continuity IRA, and Oglaigh na hEireann are only some of the groups now responsible for a growing wave of bombings, shootings, threats, and intimidation across NorthernIreland. Commonly known as "the dissidents," these are the rejectionists for whom there seems to be no negotiated settlement, no peace deal, no consensus solution that will convince them to accept the will of the majority of the people on the island of Ireland.Divided We Stand: The Strategy and Psychology of Ireland's Dissident Terrorists presents the results of meticulous research conducted by the International Center for the Study of Terrorism at the Pennsylvania State University. Since 2007, John Horgan, Director of the center, has led a researchproject to monitor the activities of Ireland's new terrorists. Drawing on one of the largest open-source militant databases ever assembled, Divided We Stand describes the activities, histories, motivations, psychology, and strategy of the small, dynamic, and rapidly evolving splinter groups thatcontinue to erode peace, stability, and normalization in Northern Ireland.

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Terrorism has returned to the streets of Northern Ireland. In the years after the 1998 Real IRA bombing of Omagh, which killed 29 people, violent dissident Republican groups have re-emerged as a major security threat to a region that has been denied peace, stability, and prosperity for toolong.Those responsible have many names. They ar...

John Horgan is Director of the International Center for the Study of Terrorism at the Pennsylvania State University, where he is also Associate Professor of Psychology. He is a leading expert on terrorism, and his books include The Psychology of Terrorism (2005), The Future of Terrorism (2000, with Max Taylor), and Walking Away from Te...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:January 2, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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John (Lord) Alderdice: ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgements1. Here to Stay?2. Interior Rebellion: A History of Irish Republican Splitting3. The Rise of Dissident Activity4. Profiles, Patterns, and Personnel5. Divided We Stand6. Ourselves Alone7. A (Short-Term) Counter VDR Strategy8. Conclusions: Doomed to Failure?AppendixGlossarySelect Bibliography