Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) Research
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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(2015-04) - Journal articleAyman al-Zawahiri and his allies have focused on the excessive violence perpetrated by ISIS, and sought to present al-Qaeda as a more moderate alternative.
A critical analysis of the role of the internet in the preparation and planning of acts of terrorism (2015-09) - Journal articleThe purpose of this paper is to offer a critical assessment of the way in which the internet and online material features as part of the process individuals embark on to plan acts of terrorism. The paper begins by evaluating ...
(2016-04-01) - Journal articleFor both intellectual and practical reasons, the question "Does terrorism work?'' is vital. And yet it has largely been eclipsed by other debates within the scholarly literature on terrorism. This article considers some ...
(2015) - Journal articleScholars are increasingly drawing on models and theories from the field of Criminology to offer new insights on terrorist violence. A particularly useful framework by LaFree, Dugan, and Korte works from the assumption that ...
(2015) - Journal articleThe article is the centrepiece of a special issue co-edited with Oldrich Bures and Christian Kaunert on the European Union counterterror policies. This work offers a critical evaluation of the EU efforts in this area, its ...