Interdisciplinary Analyses of Terrorism and Political Aggression
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Over the past decade, academics spanning the professional spectrum have begun to unpack the complexity of factors that underlie terrorism and political violence with increased vigor. The resulting field has begun to yield valuable empirical and theoretical insights into these dynamics, which are now shaping both immediate frameworks for responding to terrorism as well as the broader policy implications for managing this problem in the near and far-term. Interdisciplinary Analyses of Terrorism and Political Aggression seeks to advance the understanding of terrorism and political violence by disseminating research representing a wide array of professional disciplines from scholars across the globe. This volume aims to encourage academic discourse and debate, and provide a more complex understanding of the myriad of factors that contribute to terrorism as well as the way in which groups respond to terrorism. Interdisciplinary Analyses of Terrorism and Political Aggression brings together prominent scholars from the US, the UK, Iran, Australia, Canada, Scotland, Poland, Bulgaria, Italy and Spain, representing a variety of academic disciplines including criminology, psychology, psychiatry, police science, physics, sociology, biology and international relations. The authors approach the topic of terrorism from various perspectives, and provide the reader with a more nuanced view on issues of terrorism and political violence.
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 9781443816403, 335pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2010
About the Author
Daniel Antonius, PhD, is Assistant Professor at New York University School of Medicine, Coordinator for Forensic Sciences and Aggression Research at the Institute for Social and Psychiatric Initiatives (InSPIRES), Co-Editor-in-Chief of Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, and Governing Board member of the Society for Terrorism Research. Adam D. Brown, PhD, is a Fellow at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Guest Faculty at Sarah Lawrence College, Governing Board member of the Society for Terrorism Research, and Associate Editor of Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression. J. Martin Ramirez, MD, PhD, is the Chairman of Coloquios Internacionales sobre Cerebro y Agresion, Chair of the Spanish Pugwash Movement, a former officer of the International Society for Research on Aggression, and a former International Security Fellow at Harvard University. Tali K. Walters, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the Tufts Medical School, a senior forensic psychologist in public and private practice, Vice President of the Society for Terrorism Research, and Associate Editor of Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression. Samuel Justin Sinclair, PhD, is on faculty at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Co-Founder and President of the Society for Terrorism Research, Founder and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, and the developer of the Terrorism Catastrophizing Scale.
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