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Researching Terrorism, Peace and Conflict Studies: Interaction, Synthesis and Opposition

Tellidis, Ioannis and Toros, Harmonie, eds. (2015) Researching Terrorism, Peace and Conflict Studies: Interaction, Synthesis and Opposition. Routledge ISBN 978-1-138-01817-4. (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

This book examines potential synergies between the fields of Terrorism Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies.

The volume presents theoretically- and empirically-informed contributions, which shed light on whether the two fields can inform each other on issues of mutual interest and importance. The book examines key themes including the conceptualisation(s) of peace and violence; the exceptionalisation of terrorist violence; the relationship between scholarship and political power; the dysfunctionality of the liberal peace and the opportunities offered by post-liberal peacebuilding frameworks; and the implications and challenges of cyber-terrorism and cyber-conflict. Furthermore, the book intends to be a launching pad for future debate on whether the recent 'critical' turn in terrorism studies can offer a pathway for peace studies to engage with the so far largely ignored question of power.

Consisting of not only key scholars but also practitioners and policy makers, the contributors present a number of case studies, including Colombia, Northern Ireland, the Basque Country, and Iraq, where they explore the relationships between terrorism and peace and conflict approaches. They critically analyse the statist approach inherent in both terrorism approaches and liberal peacebuilding frameworks; the role of the grassroots levels of society; the inefficiency of simplistic frameworks of understanding and implementation; and the chains of governance from international (and transnational) actors to national actors and finally from national to local actors.

This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism studies, peace and conflict studies, IR and security studies.

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
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: 30 Apr 2015 10:41 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2019 13:42 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/48146 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Toros, Harmonie: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9139-5292
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