Terrorism and the State

Intra-state Dynamics and the Response to Non-State Political Violence

  • Kieran McConaghy

Part of the Rethinking Political Violence book series (RPV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Kieran McConaghy
    Pages 1-19
  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Kieran McConaghy
      Pages 23-47
    3. Kieran McConaghy
      Pages 49-70
  4. Facets of State Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Kieran McConaghy
      Pages 103-115
    3. Kieran McConaghy
      Pages 141-152
    4. Kieran McConaghy
      Pages 153-162
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 163-182

About this book


This book investigates the ways in which the particular nature and character of the state can impact upon the effectiveness of counter-terrorism efforts, and on the trajectory of violent conflicts.  Here, McConaghy not only analyses historical campaigns of terrorism and the response of states to them, but also 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.


dynamics political science political violence state terrorism violence Ethno-nationalism Counter-terrorism

Authors and affiliations

  • Kieran McConaghy
    • 1
  1. 1.University of St Andrews St AndrewsUnited Kingdom

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