Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) Theses
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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Indiscriminate violence against civilians : an inquiry into the nature and the effects of group-selective violence (2018-06-26) - ThesisIndiscriminate violence against civilians is a recurrent problem in armed conflicts of all sorts. However, from a social science perspective this type of violence poses a puzzle. The literature on government and non-government ...
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