Terrorism and Political Violence Association


Terrorism and Political Violence book publication

downloadTerrorism and Political Violence edited by Caroline Kennedy-Pipe, Gordon Clubb and Simon Mabon was published today.

This book introduces you to the key issues in contemporary studies on Terrorism. Its interdisciplinary approach provides a unique intellectual rigour which introduces readers to cutting-edge research.

Bringing together chapters contributed by members of the Terrorism and Political Violence Association network, it offers an insight into a variety of traditional and critical perspectives. It also equips Undergraduate and Postgraduate students with the study skills needed to succeed in coursework and assignments, especially dissertation work.

Drawing on the expertise of TAPVA members, this book:

  • Explores contemporary issues, such as drone warfare, state violence, children and political violence, cyber-terrorism and de-radicalisation.
  • Features case studies drawn from a range of international examples, lists of further reading, key concepts and questions for use in seminars and private study.
  • Provides you with study skills content designed to help you complete your dissertation.

This is the perfect textbook to guide you through your studies in terrorism, political violence, international security and strategic studies.

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Publishing Opportunity: Call for Chapter Proposals

With Sage as publishers, TAPVA is currently working on a book that draws on the expertise of the network. The book, Terrorism and Political Violence: the evolution of contemporary insecurity, is being edited by Caroline Kennedy-Pipe, Gordon Clubb, and Simon Mabon, with a foreword from Alex Schmid. The book will be aimed at 1st year to Masters’ students. In the book, we aim to explore how militant groups, their supporters and the state evolves throughout the life-cycle of violence, particularly in the face of broader social change.

To this end, we invite chapter proposals from members of TAPVA. We currently have the following chapters available with possible areas for exploration in brackets, but are open to additional chapter ideas:

  • Philosophical Issues: the Right to Resist and Exist (Objectivity/Subjectivity, philosophical though on violence, orientalism and othering)
  • Global Systems of Terrorism (Old and new terrorism, waves of terrorism theory, globalisation and terrorism, systems and network theory approaches)
  • The Organisation of Terrorist Violence (Ideology and identity, organisatinal structures, tactics and strategy)          
  • Society and Supporters (Hearts and Minds, Recruitment, financing and arming, relations and types of support (impact upon behaviour), family, kinship and friends
  • Mediation and Resolution (Negotiaions and mediation, transitions and peace-processes, cease-fires, Disarmament, de-mobilisation and re-integration, spoilers and splinter groups)
  • Victims of Violent Conflict (The role of victims, child soldiers, aid, community work and projects)
  • Military Conflict (drone warfare, IEDs and targeted killings, military intervention, counter-insurgency, Diaspora groups/blowback/immigration)
  • Criminal-Legal CT Approaches (Policing and intelligence, international co-operation, counter-narratives and counter-radicalisation, de-radicalisation and prison programmes)

If you are interested in writing a chapter, please send an outline of 150 words to tapva@leeds.ac.uk by 12th January 2013. There will be a relatively quick turnaround as we will need chapters of around 7000 words by July, so please bear this in mind when considering this proposal. The book is to be published by Sage in 2014.

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