This book is an introduction to critical approaches to terrorism studies.

While there is a growing body of Critical Terrorism Studies (CTS) literature devoted to empirical examples and conceptual development, very little has been written about how to systematically carry out this kind of research. Critical Terrorism Studies fills this gap by addressing three key themes:

  1. The position of terrorism studies and critical terrorism studies in the discipline of International Relations (IR)
  2. Theoretical and methodological elaborations of critical approaches to the study of terrorism
  3. Empirical illustrations of those approaches.

Drawing upon a range of engaging material, the volume reviews a series of non-variable based methodological approaches. It then goes on to provide empirical examples that illustrate how these approaches have been and can be utilized by students, teachers, and postgraduate researchers alike to critically and rigorously study terrorism.

This textbook will be of much interest to students of terrorism studies, sociology, critical security studies, and IR in general.

chapter 1|11 pages

The Critical Terrorism Studies Project

part I|26 pages

The History and Transdisciplinarity of (Critical) Terrorism Studies

chapter 3|12 pages

Introducing Critical Terrorism Studies

part II|126 pages

Methods for Doing Critical Terrorism Studies

chapter 4|14 pages

Terrorism and Critical Theory

chapter 6|16 pages

Ethnography of the Terrorist Subject

chapter 8|14 pages

Discourse Analysis and Terrorism Studies

chapter 10|19 pages

Terrorism and Social Network Analysis

chapter 11|5 pages