Constructions of Terrorism: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Research and Policy

Constructions of Terrorism: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Research and Policy

By: Michael Stohl (editor), Dr Richard Burchill (editor)Paperback

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Discussions about the meaning of terrorism are enduring in everyday language, government policy, news reporting, and international politics. And disagreements about both the definition and the class of violent events that constitute terrorism contribute to the difficulty of formulating effective responses aimed at the prevention and management of the threat of terrorism and the development of counterterrorism policies. Constructions of Terrorism collects works from the leading scholars on terrorism from an array of disciplines-including communication, political science, sociology, global studies, and public policy-to establish appropriate research frameworks for understanding how we construct our understanding of terrorism.

About Author

Michael Stohl is Professor of Communication, Political Science and Global Studies and Director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.Richard Burchill is Director of Research and Engagement at TRENDS Research & Advisory, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Scott Englund is a Non-Resident Fellow with Abu Dhabi based TRENDS Research and Advisory, a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Contents

INTRODUCTION: CONSTRUCTIONS OF TERRORISM SCOTT ENGLUND, MICHAEL STOHL, AND RICHARD BURCHILL 1. CAN TERRORISM BE DEFINED? LISA STAMPNITZKY 2. MISOVERESTIMATING TERRORISM JOHN MUELLER AND MARK G. STEWART 3. TERRORISM AS TACTIC DAVID H. SCHANZER 4. THE CONSTRUCTION OF STATE TERRORISM RUTH BLAKELEY 5. KILLING BEFORE AN AUDIENCE: TERRORISM AS PERFORMANCE VIOLENCE MARK JUERGENSMEYER 6. CONSTRUCTING TERRORISM: FROM FEAR AND COERCION TO ANGER AND JUJITSU POLITICS CLARK MCCAULEY 7. FRAMING TERRORISM: THE COMMUNICATIVE CONSTITUTION OF THE TERRORIST ACTOR BENJAMIN K. SMITH, SCOTT ENGLUND, ANDREA FIGUEROA- CABALLERO, ELENA SALCIDO, AND MICHAEL STOHL 8. SOME THOUGHTS ON CONSTRUCTIONS OF TERRORISM AND THE FRAMING OF THE TERRORIST THREAT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM ANTHONY RICHARDS 9. CONTRADICTIONS IN THE TERRORIST DISCOURSE AND CONSTRAINTS ON THE POLITICAL IMAGINATION OF VIOLENCE RICHARD FALK 10. LEGAL CONSTRUCTIONS OF TERRORISM RICHARD BURCHILL 11. DO DIFFERENT DEFINITIONS OF TERRORISM ALTER ITS CAUSAL STORY? RACHEL LEVIN AND VICTOR ASAL 12. ANALYZING PATHWAYS OF LONE-ACTOR RADICALIZATION: A RELATIONAL APPROACH STEFAN MALTHANER AND LASSE LINDEKILDE 13. CONSTRUCTING CULTURES OF MARTYRDOM ACROSS RELIGIONS, TIME, AND SPACE MIA BLOOM 14. INTRODUCING THE GOVERNMENT ACTIONS IN TERROR ENVIRONMENTS (GATE) DATA SET LAURA DUGAN AND ERICA CHENOWETH 15. THE WORLD VERSUS DAESH: CONSTRUCTING A CONTEMPORARY TERRORIST THREAT SCOTT ENGLUND AND MICHAEL STOHL CONCLUSION: UNDERSTANDING HOW TERRORISM IS CONSTRUCTED SCOTT ENGLUND, MICHAEL STOHL, AND RICHARD BURCHILL CONTRIBUTORS INDEX

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780520294172
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780520294172
  • ISBN10: 0520294173

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