Rethinking Political Violence

Terrorism and the State

Intra-state Dynamics and the Response to Non-State Political Violence

Authors: McConaghy, Kieran

  • ·         Pays close attention to the nature and character of the state
  • ·         Offers comparative analysis of three historical cases of terrorism and counter-terrorism
  • ·      Examines the role of human weaknesses and flaws such as emotion, personality flaws, lack of communication in driving and shaping the outcome of terrorist campaigns 
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This book investigates the ways in which the particular nature and character of the state can impact upon the effectiveness of counter-terrorism efforts, and on the trajectory of violent conflicts.  Here, McConaghy not only analyses historical campaigns of terrorism and the response of states to them, but also highlights how factors such as emotion, intra-state cooperation, communication and competition have all served to shape conflicts in the past.  This volume explains what the ramifications of these factors are for academics studying political violence, for state elites with counter-terrorism responsibility, and for individuals or organizations who use violence to achieve their political goals.

About the authors

Kieran McConaghy is a Lecturer at the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) at the University of St Andrews, UK. His research interests include Irish and British politics, nationalism, ethnonationalist terrorism, emotion and counter-terrorism, state discourse on terrorism, and independence movements.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    McConaghy, Kieran

    Pages 1-19

  • The Spanish State and the Basque Conflict

    McConaghy, Kieran

    Pages 23-47

  • The French State, French Algeria, and the OAS

    McConaghy, Kieran

    Pages 49-70

  • The United Kingdom and the Northern Ireland Conflict

    McConaghy, Kieran

    Pages 71-100

  • Emotional Impetus for the Response to Terrorism

    McConaghy, Kieran

    Pages 103-115

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Hardcover $68.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-57266-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Terrorism and the State
Book Subtitle
Intra-state Dynamics and the Response to Non-State Political Violence
Authors
Series Title
Rethinking Political Violence
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57267-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57267-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57266-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 182
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