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The Ashgate Research Companion to Political Violence

Edited by: Marie Breen-Smyth

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9780754677529
eBook ISBN: 9781315613413
Adobe ISBN: 9781317042105

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Aimed at scholars, students and lay persons interested in peace and conflict studies, The Ashgate Research Companion to Political Violence is a comprehensive resource to understand the principal debates on political violence, a field which is becoming an increasingly important part of courses on peace and conflict. Organized into seven main sections, this volume deals with a wide range of issues covering the following important research areas: · Issues of definition and nomenclature and how contests over these relate to political violence. · Theoretical frameworks and methods for understanding and researching political violence. · Motivations and goals of those who use political violence. · The various forms of political violence. · Perspectives on countering political violence, by state and non-state actors. · Why and how political violence ends. · The aftermath of political violence. Contributions by leading scholars in the field provide an authoritative guide and source book on political violence for the scholar, the researcher and the informed general reader.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Political Violence: An Overview Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Orthodox Accounts of Terrorism  Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Critical Accounts of Terrorism Download PDF
Chapter  5:  State Violence as State Terrorism Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The ‘War on Terror’ as Political Violence Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Concept of Security in Political Violence Download PDF
Chapter  8:  From Dissent to Revolution: Politics and Violence Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Why Do Individuals Resort to Political Violence? Approaches to the Psychology of Terrorism Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Motivation of the Irish Rebel and Resistance to the Label ‘Terrorist’ Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Martyrs without Borders: The Puzzle of Transnational Suicide Bombers Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Origins and Inhibiting Influences in Genocide, Mass Killing and Other Collective Violence Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Religion as a Motivation for Political Violence Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Social Movement Studies and Political Violence Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Feminist Reflections on Political Violence Download PDF
Chapter  16:  National Identity, Conflict and Political Violence: Experiences in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Staying Alive while Conducting Primary Research: Fieldwork on Political Violence Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Genocide as Political Violence Download PDF
Chapter  19:  War as Political Violence Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Intelligence and Political Violence: The Case of Counter-Terrorism Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Counter-Terrorism and its Effectiveness in the UK since 1969: Does It Pay to Be Tough on Terrorism? Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights since 9/11 Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights in the UK Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The State’s Role in the Management and Resolution of Violent Conflict: Learning from Northern Ireland? Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Political Violence and Peace Processes Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Civil Society Actors and the End of Violence Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Defining and Building the Rule of Law in the Aftermath of Political Violence: The Processes of Transitional Justice Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Political, Economic and Social Reconstruction after Political Violence: The Case of Afghanistan Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Conclusions Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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