Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV)
The Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV), established in 1994, is an independent academic research centre within the School of International Relations of the University of St. Andrews. CSTPV is dedicated to the study of the determinants, manifestations and consequences of terrorism and other forms of political violence. In addition, CSTPV investigates the responses of states, civil society and international organisations to violent modes of waging conflict. CSTPV's research and teaching are grounded in a belief in public service, global responsibility and the desire to contribute to the enhancement of human security.
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(2017-01-19) - Journal articleIt is often taken more or less for granted that perpetrators of mass killings and other acts of violent atrocity dehumanise their victims in order to justify killing them. Drawing on the past decade of developments in ...
(Palgrave, 2015-02) - Book itemThe chapter studies the provision and delivery of services to Spanish victims of terrorism by state entities. It also provides a historical account of the evolution of the system whilst taking into consideration the impact ...
Peace without social reconciliation? Understanding the trial of Generals Ríos Montt and Rodriguez Sánchez in the wake of Guatemala’s genocide (2016-07-28) - Journal articleThis article argues that the legal trial against Generals Efraín Ríos Montt and José Mauricio Rodriguez Sánchez for genocide and crimes against humanity has evidenced the interplay between the complex factors shaping ...
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Understanding collective violence : the communicative and performative qualities of violence in acts of belonging (Cambridge University Press, 2014-11) - Book itemThis chapter explores the motivations for joining violent groups across arange of circumstances. In particular, the chapter will explore the similarities in the role of violence as a marker of identity within groups as ...