© 1998

Prisons, Peace and Terrorism

Penal Policy in the Reduction of Political Violence in Northern Ireland, Italy and the Spanish Basque Country, 1968–97


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Michael Tangen von Page
    Pages 1-18
  3. Michael Tangen von Page
    Pages 48-87
  4. Michael Tangen von Page
    Pages 88-118
  5. Michael Tangen von Page
    Pages 119-144
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 174-208

About this book


A comprehensive analysis of the role that prison policy can play in the reduction of terrorism, this book examines the experience of three western Europe jurisdictions: Northern Ireland, Italy and the Spanish Basque Country. It looks at the role of the prisons both as tools for counter-insurgency and as part of a process of conflict resolution. It looks in detail at each jurisdiction and then compares the experience of the three conflicts.


Europe political violence terrorism violence

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of BradfordWest YorkshireUK

About the authors

Michael von Tangen Page is Researcher at the University of Bradford, West Yorkshire.

Bibliographic information


'...a comprehensive examination of the legal battles against terrorism in three distinct conflicts; the thematic core of this book being a highly detailed survey of the anti-terrorist prison policies of the United Kingdom, Italy and Spain.' - Robert Martyn, Terrorism & Political Violence