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Introduction to the special issue : the complexity of terrorism – victims, perpetrators and radicalisation
(2018) - Journal article
This special issue examines the complex relationship between radicalisation, victimhood and political violence. The interrelatedness of victims and perpetrators has been long recognised in the fields of criminology and ...
Victims of terrorism and political violence : identity, needs, and service delivery in Northern Ireland and Great Britain
(2017) - Journal article
Terrorism 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 ...
A critical analysis of the role of the internet in the preparation and planning of acts of terrorism
(2015-09) - Journal article
The 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 ...
Forest jihad : assessing the evidence for "popular resistance terrorism"
(2014-01) - Journal article
Despite increasing concern over the potential threat from “forest jihad,” there has been no systematic attempt to assess whether such attacks are in fact taking place. Drawing on principles from the geospatial profiling ...
Dehumanisation in religious and sectarian violence : the case of Islamic State
(2017-01-19) - Journal article
It 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 ...
A social movement theory typology of militant organisations : contextualising terrorism
(2015) - Journal article
Typologies are ubiquitous in terrorism studies, illustrating their continued appeal as a tool to further our understanding of this form of political violence. Despite this, to date, the promise of an empirically derived ...
Political resilience and EU responses to aviation terrorism
(2016-02-05) - Journal article
In this article, we examine how European authorities have responded to reported threats to aviation resulting from individual terrorist tactics. We do so by applying the notion of political resilience and drawing on Palonen’s ...
Al-Qaeda and the rise of ISIS
(2015-04) - Journal article
Ayman 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.
The emergence of a lumpen-consumerate : the aesthetics of consumption and violence in the English riots of 2011
(2015-06) - Journal article
Within hours of the outset of unrest in the August 2011 English Riots, the government asserted that they were the doings of “criminal gangs”. In doing so, government officials and journalistic commentators cited television ...
The role of civil society actors in peacemaking : the case of Guatemala
(2017-04-24) - Journal article
This article builds upon recent scholarship in critical peace studies that focuses on the role of civil society actors in formal peacemaking processes, in short, peace talks, and post-conflict peacebuilding. The article ...