The Routledge Handbook of Terrorism Research

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Alex P. Schmid
Taylor & Francis, Feb 25, 2011 - Political Science - 736 pages
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This major new Handbook synthesises more than two decades of scholarly research, and provides a comprehensive overview of the field of terrorism studies.

The content of the Handbook is based on the responses to a questionnaire by nearly 100 experts from more than 20 countries as well as the specific expertise and experience of the volume editor and the various contributors. Together, they guide the reader through the voluminous literature on terrorism, and propose a new consensus definition of terrorism, based on an extensive review of existing conceptualisations. The work also features a large collection of typologies and surveys a wide range of theories of terrorism. Additional chapters survey terrorist databases and provide a guide to available resources on terrorism in libraries and on the Internet. It also includes the most comprehensive World Directory of Extremist, Terrorist and other Organizations associated with Guerrilla Warfare, Political Violence, Protest and Organized- and Cyber-Crime.

The Routledge Handbook of Terrorism Research will be an essential work of reference for students and researchers of terrorism and political violence, security studies, criminology, political science and international relations, and of great interest to policymakers and professionals in the field of counter-terrorism.

 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
Twelve Rules for Preventing and Combatting Terrorism
38
2 The Definition of Terrorism
39
250plus Academic Governmental and Intergovernmental Definitions of Terrorism
99
3 Typologies of Terrorism and Political Violence
158
4 Theories of Terrorism
201
Psychological Political Economic Religious and Cultural Root Causes of Terrorism According to Scholars Gathered at the Club de Madrid Conferenc...
272
Insights and Hypotheses on Causes of Terrorism Identified on the Basis of aSurvey of the Literature on Terrorism
276
6 Introduction to the World Directory of Extremist Terrorist and other Organisations Associated with Guerrilla Warfare Political Violence Protest Org...
341
Officially Blacklisted Extremist or Terrorist Support Organisations
350
World Directory of Extremist Terrorist and Other Organisations Associated with Guerrilla Warfare Political Violence Protest Organised Crime and Cy...
355
7 Library and Internet Resources for Research on Terrorism
443
8 The Literature on Terrorism
457
9 Bibliography of Terrorism
475
10 Glossary and Abbreviations of Terms and Concepts Relating to Terrorism and CounterTerrorism
598
Index
707

AlQaeda Communiqués by Bin Laden and AlZawahiri A Chronology
280
5 Databases on Terrorism
294

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About the author (2011)

Alex P. Schmid is a Vsiting Research Fellow at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) in The Hague, The Netherlands. He is also Editor of TRI's online journal Perspectives on Terrorism. He was Director of the Terrorism Research Initiative (TRI), an international network of scholars who seek to enhance human security through collaborative research, Director of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) at the University of St Andrews, UK, where he held a chair in International Relationsand, until 2005, Officer-in-Charge of the Terrorism Prevention Branch at the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna. Currently he is Fellow-in-Residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS).

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