© 2006

Rethinking the Roots of Terrorism


Part of the Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies book series (RCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jason Franks
    Pages 1-10
  3. Jason Franks
    Pages 48-85
  4. Jason Franks
    Pages 159-192
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 207-248

About this book


Rethinking the Roots of Terrorism seeks to explain why terrorism occurs. This study provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary survey that investigates the motivations, reasons and causes of terrorism at all levels in society, and more specifically in the context of the Middle East.


Terrorism International Relations Security Studies Peace Peacebuilding Conflict the Middle East Comparative analysis conflict Israel terrorism

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of International RelationsUniversity of St AndrewsUK

About the authors

JASON FRANKS is a Research Fellow in the School of International Relations at the University of St. Andrews, UK.

Bibliographic information


'...the book certainly contains many useful insights, e.g., about possible links between terrorism and povery, and inequality and similar socio-economic parameters...' - Bjørn Møller, The Economics of Peace and Security Journal