Book Cover - Terrorism and the State

Terrorism and the the State
Intra-State Dynamics and the Response to Non-State Political Violence
Dr Kieran McConaghy

Palgrave, 2017

Terrorism and the State investigates the ways in which the nature and character of the state can impact upon the effectiveness of counter-terrorism efforts, and on the trajectory of violent conflicts. Here, McConaghy analyses historical campaigns of terrorism and the response of states to them. He highlights how factors such as emotion, intra-state cooperation, communication and competition have all served to shape conflicts in the past. This volume explains what the ramifications of these factors are for academics studying political violence, for state elites with counter-terrorism responsibility, and for individuals or organizations who use violence to achieve their political goals”