Routledge Handbook of Terrorism and Counterterrorism

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.

Book contents:

  1. The Study of Terrorism and Counterterrorism

  2. Defining Terrorism

  3. Conceptualising and Measuring Terrorism

  4. A History of Terrorism

  5. Root Causes of Terrorism

  6. State Terrorism

  7. Nationalist and Separatist Terrorism

  8. Left-wing Terrorism

  9. Right-wing Terrorism

  10. Lone-actor Terrorism

  11. Terrorist Psychology and Radicalisation

  12. Children as Agents of Terrorism and Political Conflict

  13. Social Media, the Online Environment and Terrorism

  14. Terrorist Group Structures

  15. The Effectiveness of Terrorism

  16. The Economic Impact of Terrorism

  17. Fundraising, Organised Crime and Financing Terrorism

  18. Foreign Fighters and Terrorism

  19. Suicide Terrorism

  20. Terrorist Hostage-taking

  21. Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Terrorism

  22. Cyber Terrorism

  23. Al Qaeda

  24. Boko Haram

  25. Hamas

  26. Islamic State

  27. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

  28. Provisional Irish Republican Army

  29. Red Army Faction

  30. Conceptualising Counterterrorism

  31. Policing in Counterterrorism

  32. The Military Approach to Counterterrorism

  33. Intelligence and Counterterrorism

  34. Anti-Terrorism Laws

  35. Popular Support and (Counter) Terrorism

  36. Tackling Terrorist Fundraising and Finances

  37. Deterring and Preventing Terrorism

  38. Prisons and Detention

  39. Terrorist Disengagement and De-radicalisation

  40. Targeted Killings

  41. Ethics and Human Rights in Counterterrorism

  42. Argentina

  43. Canada

  44. China

  45. France

  46. Great Britain

  47. India

  48. Iraq

  49. Israel

  50. Italy

  51. Spain

  52. Russia

  53. The United States of America: Counterterrorism pre 9/11

  54. The United States of America: Domestic Counterterrorism since 9/11