Terrorism Studies: A Reader by John G. HorganTerrorism Studies: A Reader by John G. Horgan

Terrorism Studies: A Reader

EditorJohn G. Horgan, Kurt Braddock

Paperback | August 8, 2011

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This new Reader aims to guide students through some of the key readings on the subject of terrorism and political violence.

In an age when there is more written about terrorism than anyone can possibly read in a lifetime, it has become increasingly difficult for students and scholars to navigate the literature. At the same time, courses and modules on terrorism studies are developing at a rapid rate. To meet this challenge, this wide-ranging Reader seeks to equip the aspiring student, based anywhere in the world, with a comprehensive introduction to the study of terrorism. Containing many of the most influential and groundbreaking studies from the world's leading experts, drawn from several academic disciplines, this volume is the essential companion for any student of terrorism and political violence.

TheReader, which starts with a detailed Introduction by the editors, is divided into seven sections, each of which contains a short introduction as well as a guide to further reading and student discussion questions:

  • Terrorism in Historical Context
  • Definitions
  • Understanding and Explaining Terrorism
  • Terrorist Movements
  • Terrorist Behaviour
  • Counterterrorism
  • Current and Future Trends in Terrorism.

This Reader will be essential reading for students of Terrorism and Political Violence, and highly recommended for students of Security Studies, War and Conflict Studies and Political Science in general, as well as for practitioners in the field of counter-terrorism and homeland security.

Contributors: David C. Rapoport, Isabelle Duyvesteyn, Jack Gibbs, Leonard Weinberg, Ami Pedahzur, Sivan Hirsch-Hoefler, Alex Schmid, Martha Crenshaw, Max Taylor, John Horgan, Magnus Ranstorp, C.J.M. Drake, Ehud Sprinzak, Jennifer S. Holmes, Sheila Amin Gutierrez de Pineres, Kevin M. Curtin, Xavier Raufer, Donatella della Porta, Robert Pape, Mia Bloom, Chris Dishman, Andrew Silke, Muhammad Hanif bin Hassan, Gary Ackerman, Bruce Hoffman, John Mueller, Mohammed Hafez, Karla J. Cunningham, Jonathan Tonge, Lorenzo Vidino and Michael Barkun.

John Horganis Director of the International Center for the Study of Terrorism at the Pennsylvania State University, where he is also Associate Professor of Psychology. Author of more than sixty publications, he is a leading expert on the psychology of terrorism. His books includeThe Psychology of Terrorism(2005),The Future of Terrorism...
Title:Terrorism Studies: A ReaderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9.6 × 6.8 × 1.2 inPublished:August 8, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415455057

ISBN - 13:9780415455053


Table of Contents

Part 1: Terrorism in Historical Context  Part 2: Definitions  Part 3: Understanding and Explaining Terrorism  Part 4: Terrorist Movements  Part 5: Terrorist Behaviour  Part 6: Counterterrorism  Part 7: Current and Future Trends in Terrorism

Editorial Reviews

"A comprehensive compilation of articles by leading experts on the historical context of terrorism, this reader serves as an excellent supplementary text." - Joshua Sinai, ¿Terrorism Bookshelf: Top 150 Books on Terrorism and Counterterrorism¿, Perspectives on Terrorism, Vol. 6, No. 2 (2012)