Terrorism, Talking and Transformation: A Critical Approach

Toros, Harmonie (2012) Terrorism, Talking and Transformation: A Critical Approach. Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies . Routledge, Abingdon, 256 pp. ISBN 9780415683920. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Using rare field research, this book investigates whether and how talking may transform terrorist violence. Given the failings of today’s dominant counterterrorism strategy, is talking a viable policy option to transform conflicts marked by terrorist violence? This book examines the reasons why "negotiating with terrorists" is so often shunned by decision-makers and scholars as a policy response, concluding that such objections are primarily based on a realist and statist understanding of terrorism that has dominated the field so far. Based on interviews with top rebel and military commanders in the southern Philippine region of Mindanao and interviewing key actors in Northern Ireland, Terrorism, Talking and Transformation investigates how talking may contribute to the transformation of conflicts marked by terrorist violence. The result of this analysis is a theoretically grounded, empirically recognizable and emancipation oriented framework that can be used to investigate the potential of talking in transforming not only terrorist (and counterterrorist) violence, but also the underlying structural violence that often surrounds it. This book will be of much interest to students in the fields of terrorism studies, security studies, Southeast Asian studies, conflict resolution/transformation and IR in general, and of use to practitioners in the field.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Conflict Analysis Research Centre
Depositing User: Harmonie Toros
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2014 12:45 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2016 12:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/38094 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Toros, Harmonie: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9139-5292
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