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Dr Lee Jarvis publishes Terrorism: A Critical Introduction


Dr Lee Jarvis’s new co-authored book Terrorism: A Critical Introduction (with Professor Richard Jackson, Dr. Jeroen Gunning and Professor Marie Breen Smyth) has now been published with Palgrave Macmillan.

Lee Jarvis book

 This innovative text provides a much-needed critical introduction to terrorism. Cutting-edge research on contemporary issues is combined with new insights into long-debated issues such as the definition of terrorism, the nature of the terrorist threat and counter-terrorism strategies. Showing that the methods we adopt as well as the material we study are vital for a clear understanding of the subject, this text goes beyond traditional IR approaches to rethink popular beliefs and assumptions about terrorism. Taking a genuinely global and integrated approach, the book offers an ideal entry into the study of terrorism.

Dr Lee Jarvis is a member of the Department of Political and Cultural Studies, and of The Callaghan Centre for the Study of Conflict, Power and Empire.

Reviews of Terrorism:

'A superb critical introduction to both the field of terrorism research and to our understanding of the phenomena associated with terrorism. Wide ranging, well written and pitched to the student audience, it is easily the best introduction to the subject.' -Michael Stohl, University of California, USA

 'An admirably organised and comprehensive volume which provides a critical approach with which all serious students of terrorism must engage – whether they agree with it or not. This research-based text is an important addition to teaching materials on a vital area of public policy.' - Ken Booth, Aberystwyth University, UK

 'Refreshing and wide-ranging, this is a long-overdue and valuable addition to the literature.' - Ruth Blakeley, University of Kent, UK

'A sustained breeze of fresh air focused on a subject—or obsession—that desperately needs it.' - John Mueller, Ohio State University, USA

'Here at last is the much-needed textbook that critically dissects terrorism's myths and realities from a critical perspective. Intellectually sophisticated, it is based on the most up-to-date tools of current scholarship.' - Joseba Zulaika, University of Nevada, USA


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