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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‘Oh motherland I pledge to thee…’ : a study into nationalism, gender and the representation of an imagined family within national anthems (2015-04) - Journal articleIn this paper we aim to join feminist critiques of nationalism, arguing that beyond understanding nations as imagined communities (Anderson 1983: 6), the symbolic construction of gender must also be considered in the ...
Victims of terrorism and political violence : identity, needs, and service delivery in Northern Ireland and Great Britain (2015-07-25) - Journal articleTerrorism and political violence exist fundamentally as communicative acts; inherently the acts themselves serve to inspire anxiety and fear. As the recipients of such a communicative act, victims of terrorism and political ...
(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 ...