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Routledge Handbook of Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Routledge Handbook of Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Silke, Andrew, editor; Taylor and Francis

This new Handbook provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of current knowledge and debates on terrorism and counterterrorism, as well as providing a benchmark for future research.The attacks of 9/11 and the ‘global war on terror’ and its various legacies have dominated international politics in the opening decades of the 21st century. In response to the dramatic rise of terrorism, within the public eye and the academic world, the need for an accessible and comprehensive overview of these controversial issues remains profound. The Routledge Handbook of Terrorism and Counterterrorism seeks to fulfil this need. The volume is divided into two key parts: Part I: Terrorism: This section provides an overview of terrorism, covering the history of terrorism, its causes and characteristics, major tactics and strategies, major trends and critical contemporary issues such as radicalisation and cyber-terrorism. It concludes with a series of detailed case studies, including the IRA, Hamas and Islamic State. Part II: Counterterrorism: This part draws on the main themes and critical issues surrounding counterterrorism. It covers the major strategies and policies, key events and trends and the impact and effectiveness of different approaches. This section also concludes with a series of case studies focused on major counterterrorism campaigns. This book will be of great interest to all students of terrorism and counterterrorism, political violence, counter-insurgency, criminology, war and conflict studies, security studies and IR more generally

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Published Boca Raton, FL: Routledge, 2018

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Statement of responsibility: edited by Andrew Silke
ISBN: 1315744635, 9781138819085, 9781315744636
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (694 pages) : 23 illustrations, text file, PDF
Subject: Red Army Faction.; POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security.; CBRN terrorism.; cyber-terrorism.; terrorism studies.; Boko Haram.; POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General.; IRA.; radicalisation.; ISIS.; Terrorism.; Al Qaeda.; political violence.; LTTE.; 'War on Terror'.; Terrorism Prevention.; counter-terrorism.
Other formats: Also available in print format.


  1. 1. The Study of Terrorism and Counterterrorism, Andrew Silke
  2. PART I: Terrorism
  3. 2. Defining Terrorism, Anthony Richards
  4. 3. Conceptualising and Measuring Terrorism, Gary LaFree
  5. 4. A History of Terrorism, Leonard Weinberg
  6. 5. Root Causes of Terrorism, Tore Bjrgo and Andrew Silke
  7. 6. State Terrorism, Andrew Silke
  8. 7. Nationalist and Separatist Terrorism, James Forest
  9. 8. Left-wing Terrorism, Leena Malkki
  10. 9. Right-wing Terrorism, George Michael
  11. 10. Lone-actor Terrorism, Noemie Bouhana, Stefan Malthaner, Bart Schuurman, Lasse Lindekilde, Amy Thornton and Paul Gill
  12. 11. Terrorist Psychology and Radicalisation, Zoey Reeve
  13. 12. Children as Agents of Terrorism and Political Conflict, Deborah Browne
  14. 13. Social Media, the Online Environment and Terrorism, Katherine Brown and Elizabeth Pearson
  15. 14. Terrorist Group Structures, Joshua Kilberg
  16. 15. The Effectiveness of Terrorism, Sarah Marsden
  17. 16. The Economic Impact of Terrorism, Thomas Baumert and Mikel Buesa
  18. 17. Fundraising, Organised Crime and Financing Terrorism, James Windle
  19. 18. Foreign Fighters and Terrorism, David Malet
  20. 19. Suicide Terrorism, Assaf Moghadam
  21. 20. Terrorist Hostage-taking, Margaret Wilson
  22. 21. Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Terrorism, Gary Ackerman
  23. 22. Cyber Terrorism, Marc Rogers
  24. Case Studies
  25. 23.
  26. Al Qaeda, Donald Holbrook
  27. 24. Boko Haram, Jacob Zenn and Zacharias Pieri
  28. 25. Hamas, Sagit Yehoshua
  29. 26. Hizbullah, Raphael Marcus
  30. 27. Islamic State, Francis Gaffney
  31. 28. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Ahmed Salah Hashim
  32. 29. Provisional Irish Republican Army, John Morrison
  33. 30. Red Army Faction, Jennifer Schmidt-Peterson
  34. PART 2: Counterterrorism
  35. 31.
  36. Conceptualising Counterterrorism, Ronald Crelinsten
  37. 32. Policing in Counterterrorism, Lindsay Clutterbuck
  38. 33. The Military Approach to Counterterrorism, Michael Boyle
  39. 34. Intelligence and Counterterrorism, Julian Richards
  40. 35. Anti-Terrorism Laws , Clive Walker
  41. 36. Popular Support and (Counter) Terrorism, Isabelle Duyvesteyn and Bart Schuurman
  42. 37. Tackling Terrorist Fundraising and Finances, Marc Parker
  43. 38. Deterring and Preventing Terrorism, Joshua Freilich, Henda Hsu & Steven Chermak
  44. 39. Prisons and Detention, Jacqueline Bates-Gaston
  45. 40. Terrorist Disengagement and De-radicalisation, Kurt Braddock
  46. 41. Targeted Killings, Rory Finegan
  47. 42. Ethics and Human Rights in Counterterrorism, Lyndsey Harris and Rachel Monaghan
  48. Case Studies
  49. 43.
  50. Argentina, Itai Sneh
  51. 44. Canada, Stphane Leman-Langlois
  52. 45. China, Elena Pokalova
  53. 46. France, Frank Foley
  54. 47. Great Britain, Steve Hewitt
  55. 48. India, Arijit Mazumdar
  56. 49. Iraq, Michael Clarke
  57. 50. Israel, Ami Pedahzur, Lusaura Gutierrez and Arie Perliger
  58. 51. Italy, Donatella della Porta and Lorenzo Bosi
  59. 52. Spain, Rogelio Alonso
  60. 53. Russia, Cerwyn Moore
  61. 54. The United States of America: Counterterrorism pre 9/11, Aaron Winter
  62. 55. The United States of America: Domestic Counterterrorism since 9/11, Joshua Sinai.