Dissertations and Theses on (Counter-)Terrorism and Political Violence (1980-2010)

Dissertations and Theses on (Counter-)Terrorism and Political Violence (1980-2010)

Selected by Eric Price

Scores of theses on terrorism and political violence are written every year at our universities. While a number of them are subsequently published as books, many remain shelved and unread. However, today more and more are available online. Here is a sample of more than 130 titles; many of them can be directly accessed online through the Internet.

Ahrnens, Anette. Lund University, Sweden; 2007
A Quest for Legitimacy: Debating UN Security Council Rules on Terrorism and Non-proliferation.

Al-Ajmi, Thaqal Saad. Aberystwyth University, U.K.; 2003
Legal Responses to Terrorism with Special Reference to the Position of Kuwait.

Albuquerque, Nazare Alves de. University of Reading, UK; 1993
The contemporary European response to political crime : a study of the European Community, France and the United Kingdom.

Al-Harbi, Adnam Noori. University of Ulster, U.K.; 2005
A comparative study of Western and Middle Eastern newspaper responses to 9/11 and the 'War on terror'.

Alon, Hanan,The RAND Graduate School, U.S.A.; 1980
Countering Palestinian terrorism in Israel: toward a policy analysis of countermeasures.

Asthappan, Jibey. The American University, U.S.A.; 2009
Stealing their thunder: The effectiveness of military force in deterring terrorism.

Avihai, Hillel. Anglia Ruskin University, U.K.; 2006
Evolution and escalation of aviation terrorism : from bargaining chip fashion to total destruction orientation.

Baker, Anthony (Abdul Haqq). University of Exeter, U.K.; 2009
Countering Terrorism in the UK: A Convert Community Perspective.

Barnidge, Robert Perry. Queen's University Belfast, U.K.; 2008
Non-state actors and terrorism : applying the Law of State Responsibility and the due diligence principle.

Bataillon, Gilles. Université de Lille III, France; 1996
Violence et politique en Amérique centrale [microform] : essai sur la mise en place de la guerre civile nicaraguayenne et des affrontements armés au Guatemala et au Salvador .

Bauhn, Per. Lunds Universitet, Sweden; 1989
Ethical aspects of political terrorism : the sacrificing of the innocent

Berger, Michael Andrew. St Andrews University, U.K.; 2010
How resisting democracies can defeat substate terrorism : formulating a theoretical framework for strategic coercion against nationalistic substate terrorist organizations.

Berrebi, Claude. Princeton University, U.S.A.; 2004
The causes and consequences of terrorism.

Biggio, Nancy Connors. The University of Alabama, U.S.A.; 2002
The rationality of the use of terrorism by secular and religious groups.

Binodah, Abdullah M. The University of Sheffield, U.K.; 2006
U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and the Bush War on Terror : elite opinion and the failure of U.S. strategy.

Boukalas, Christos. Lancaster University, U.K.; 2007
Empire and Reich. War on Terrorism and the Political Metalaxis of the US.

Brannan, David. St. Andrews University, U.K.; 20007
Violence, terrorism and the role of theology : repentant and rebellious Christian identity.

Brown, David. University of Aberdeen, U.K.; 2001
Aspects of the area of freedom, security and justice : assessing the progress made, commitment expressed and legitimacy of the implementation processes of European police cooperation and counter terrorism.

Cale, Jesse L. Simon Fraser University, Canada; 2004
Issue terrorism: An analysis of trends in North America.

Capper, David. University of Surrey, U.K.; 2003
The effects of terrorism on the decision-making process of tourists.

Carlsson, Eric. Umeå University, Sweden; 2009
Medierad övervakning : En studie av övervakningens betydelser i svensk dagspress

Chadwick, Elizabeth. University of Nottingham, UK; 1994
The utilization of international humanitarian law and, in particular, the Geneva Convention Treaty Régime, to deter acts of international terrorism, with special reference to armed struggles by "Peoples" for their right to self-determination

Clarke, Colleen Margaret. University of Toronto, Canada; 2006
Police response to anti-terrorism policy.

Clutterbuck, Lindsay. University of Portsmouth, U.K.; 2002
An accident of history? : the evolution of counter terrorism methodology in the Metropolitan Police from 1829 to 1901, with particular reference to the influence of extreme Irish Nationalist activity.

Coaffee, Jon. Oxford Brookes University, U.K.; 2000
Risk, insurance and the making of the contemporary urban landscape : with specific reference to the threat of terrorism in the City of London 1992-1997.

Cockley, David. Texas A&M University, U.S.A: 2009
The media spectacle of terrorism and response-able literature.

Cunningham, William G. George Mason University, U.S.A.; 2006
Terrorism and conflict resolution: Theory and practice .

Daetwyler, George. Universität Zürich, Switzerland; 1981
Der Terrorismus und das internationale Strafrecht : unter Berücksichtigung des neuen Europäischen Übereinkommens zur Bekämpfung des Terrorismus [ETÜ] von 1977 [Rltd Work European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism (1977)]

Dahlin, Maria. Umeå University, Sweden; 2008
Tal om terror : säkerhetspolitisk retorik i Sverige och Ryssland hösten

Dalby, Andrew Keith. St Andrews University, U.K.; 2004
European integrationist influences on member states' counter-terrorist co-operation and co-ordination.

Derin Gure, Pinar. Boston University, U.S.A.; 2009.
Essays in public economics and economics of terrorism.

Dulin, Adam. ISVG; West Haven ,CT, USA; May 2006
Development as Counterterrorism - An Examination of the Columbian Conflict

Egner, Michael. Pardee RAND Graduate School, U.S.A.; 2009
Between Slogans and Solutions: A Frame-Based Assessment Methodology for Public Diplomacy.

El-Ibiary, Rasha. University of Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.; 2006
Televisual representation of the 'War on Terror' : comparative analysis of Al-Jazeera and CNN in covering the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Engene, Jan Oskar. University of Bergen, Norway; 1998
Patterns of terrorism in Western Europe, 1950-1995

Eser, Tarik. ISVG; West Haven ,CT, USA; December; 2007
The Impact of the Turkish Policies Toward the PKK Terrorist Organization

Flarey, Dominick L. Breyer State University - Kamiah Idaho, U.S.A.; 2003
Terrorist Groups Are Aligning To Conduct Global Terrorism.

Franks, Jason. University of St. Andrews, U.K.; 2005
Rethinking the roots of terrorism: through the doors of perception.

Fraund, Philipp. Universität Konstanz, Germany; 2009
"The picture survives" [Elektronische Ressource] : zur Geschichte der Kriegsberichterstattung ; Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan - globaler Krieg gegen den Terror

Gantt, Jonathan Wes. University of South Carolina, U.S.A.; 2005
Irish terrorism, British counter-terrorism and United States foreign policy, 1865—1922.

Gatliff, Jason R. Bowling Green State University, U.S.A.; 2006
Terrorism and Just War Tradition: Issues of compatibility.

Gerhardus, Antonius Johannes. Leiden University, The Netherlands; 2006
Transnational crime and the interface between legal and illegal actors : the case of the illicit art and antiquities trade Tijhuis

Germann, Jan-Peter. Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany; 2009
Terror und Anti-Terror [Elektronische Ressource] : politische Gewalt, Sicherheitspolitik und die strategische Kultur der Terrorismusbekämpfung in Deutschland

Gillespie, Rebecca J. University of Sussex, U.K.; 2006
Exploring the impact of reminders of mortality and terrorist events on intergroup relations – a terror management theory perspective.

Ginbar, Yuval. University of Essex, U.K.; 2006
Torture, terrorists and ticking bombs : moral, societal and legal aspects of the 'ticking bomb' justification for torture in the struggle against terrorism.

Goh, Hui Peng Constance. University of Nottingham, UK; 2008
The art of dissent from the rhetoric of silence: the terror and promise of Dao and Khora

Gok, Ozkan. University of Cincinnati, U.S.A.;2010
Structural disadvantage, terrorism, and non-terrorist violent crime in Turkey.

Green, Craig Anthony. University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa; 2009
The Khawaarij and the Creed of Takfeer; Declaring a Muslim to be an Apostate and its Effects upon Modern Day Islamic Movements.

Grevi, Giovanni. Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium; 2007
The Common Foreign, Security and Defence Policy of the European Union: Ever-Closer Cooperation. Dynamics of Regime Deepening.

Hadjimatheou, Katerina. The University of Essex, U.K.; 2009
Ethnic profiling in counter-terrorism: Justice in practice.

Hale, William Chris. ISVG; West Haven ,CT, USA; May 2005
Twenty-first Century Terrorism, Twenty-first Century Answers - The Why and How of Collection, Analysis, and Dissemination of Open Source Intelligence

Hamilton-Tweedale, Brian. University of Sheffield, UK; 1987
The British press and Northern Ireland : a case study in the reporting of violent political conflict.

Harrison, John. St. Andrews University, U.K.; 2006
The evolution of international aviation security : from politics to warfare.

Hawes-Bilger, Cordula. University of Zurich, Switzlerland; 2007
War zone language : linguistic aspects of the conflict in Northern Ireland

Haynes, Michael Wilfred. University of Glasgow, UK; 1998
German cultural responses to the Red Army Faction (Rote Armee Fraktion)

von der Heiden, Gregor. Umeå University, Sweden; 2009
Gespräche in einer Krise : Analyse von Telefonaten mit einem RAF-Mitglied während der Okkupation der westdeutschen Botschaft in Stockholm 1975
[Conversations in a crisis : Analysis of telephone communication with a member of the Red Army Faction during the 1975 occupation of the West German embassy in Stockholm]

Hillebrand, Claudia. Aberystwyth University, U.K.; 2010
The Democratic Legitimacy of EU Counter-Terrorism Policing: Challenges for Parliamentary and Judicial Scrutiny.

Hjeds Löfmark, Monika. Växjö University, Sweden; 2008
Essays on transition

ΛΟΒΕΡΔΟΣ, ΑΝΔΡΕΑΣ. Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki, Greece; 1986
[On Terrorism and Political Crime]

Homewood, Christopher James. University of Leeds, U.K.; 2008
From Baader to Prada The Representation of Urban Terrorism in German-Language Film.

Houghton, Brian. Pardee RAND Graduate School, U.S.A.; 2004
Gearing Up and Getting There: Improving Local Response to Chemical Terrorism.

Howell, David R. Pardee RAND Graduate School, U.S.A.; 2009
Finding Needles in a Haystack: A Resource Allocation Methodology to Design Strategies to Detect Terrorist Weapon Development.

Hughes, Jennifer S. The University of Manchester, U.K.; 2009
Performance in a time of terror: Critical mimesis and the age of uncertainty.

Huseyin, Demir. University of Leeds, U.K.; 2000
The role and treatment of political parties in liberal democracies with reference to the United Kingdom, Turkey and the European Convention on Human Rights.

Jansen, Pia Therese. St. Andrews University, U.K.; 2008
The consequences of Israel's counter terrorism policy.

Jenkin, Clinton Michael. University of New Hampshire, U.S.A.; 2006
Responses to terrorism scenarios: Event features, individual characteristics, and subjective evaluations.

Jones, Steven David. University of Sussex, U.K.; 2009
Selfhood as instance of Horror: Ontology, Ideology, and Narratives of Body-Terror.

Kalidheen, Rufus. University of South Africa, South Africa; 2008
Policing mechanisms to counter terrorist attacks in South Africa.

Kelly, Aaron James. Queen's University Belfast, U.K.; 2000
'Utterly resigned terror' : the thriller and Northern Ireland since 1969.

Kim, Joongho. University of Hawai'i at Manoa, U.S.A.; 2008
The sources of North Korean terrorism: Analyses at three levels.

Kiser, Steve. Pardee RAND Graduate School, U.S.A.; 2005
Financing Terror; An Analysis and Simulation to Affect Al Qaeda's Financial Infrastructures.

Kistner-Bahr, Hanna. University of Köln, Germany; 2010
Die Entwicklungstendenzen Europols im europäischen Integrationsprozess : mögliche Ausweitung der Befugnisse Europols vom Informationsaustausch zur Ermittlungskompetenz unter Berücksichtigung des Vertrages von Lissabon.

Koh, Jae-myong. University of Edinburgh, U.K.; 2006
The suppression of the financing of terrorism : the evolution and implementation of international standards.

Lambert, Joseph J. University of Cambridge, UK; 1988
The response of the international community of states to terrorism as exemplified in the International Convention against the Taking of Hostages 1979 .

Lee, Jennifer E. C. University of Ottawa, Canada; 2007
Terrorism risk perception and individual response in Canada: A social-cognitive perspective.

Leong, Angela Veng Mei. University of London, U.K.; 2006
Serious organised crime and terror : an analysis of legal and non-legal strategies in the context of criminal justice.

Le Sage, André. University of Cambridge, UK; 2004
Somalia and the war on terrorism: political Islamic movements & US counter-terrorism efforts

Levi, Michael Abraham. King's College (University of London), U.K.; 2006
Rethinking nuclear terrorism.

Lindquist, Torkel. Uppsala, Sweden; 2001
A war of words: from Lod to Twin Towers: defining terrorism in Arab and Israeli newspapers 1972-1996

Llobet Anglí, Mariona Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain; 2009
Terrorismo y "guerra" contra el terror: límites de su punición en un estado democrático

Loiler, Molly. University of Southern California, U.S.A.; 2006
The role of the school in responding to and educating about terrorism.

Loof, J.P. Leiden University, The Netherlands; 2005
Mensenrechten en staatsveiligheid: verenigbare grootheden? : Opschorting en beperking van mensenrechtenbescherming

Lugton, Alis Margaret. University of Leeds, U.K.; 2008
Citizen UK 2000 and the European Convention for the promotion and protection of Human Rights and fundamental freedoms.

Γεωργιάδης Νικόλαος 2008 Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece; 2008
Εξουσία, τεχνολογία και πολιτισμός: οντολογικές και κοινωνικο-πολιτικές προσεγγίσεις
[Power, technology and culture]

Mabrey, Daniel. ISVG; West Haven ,CT, USA; May 2006
Tactical Terrorist Analysis- A Comparison of Statistical Learning Techniques to Predict Culpability for Terrorist Bombings in Two Regional Low-Intensity Conflicts

Makarenko, Tamara. University of Wales, Aberystwyth, U.K.; 2005
The crime-terror continuum : modelling 21st century security dynamics.

Markovic, Vesna. ISVG; West Haven ,CT, USA; December 2008
Suicide Bombings and Lethality - A Statistical Analysis of Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures

Mendel, Jonathan Michael. University of Durham, U.K.; 2007
Virtual wars: a comparative analysis of the 1991 Gulf War and the 'War on Terror'.

Moeckli, Daniel. University of Nottingham, U.K.; 2006
Whose liberty? : the 'war on terrorism', human rights and non-discrimination.

Morakabati, Y. Bournemouth University, U.K.; 2007
Tourism, travel risk and travel risk perceptions: a study of travel risk perceptions and the effects of incidents on tourism.

Mullin-Jackson, Angela. Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, Tennessee) U.S.A.; 2009
Racial and Cultural Otherness; The Lived Experience of Americans of Korean Descent.

Murphy, Martin N. The University of Reading, U.K.; 2007
Small boats, weak states and dirty money: Contemporary piracy and maritime terrorism's threat to international security.

Muro Ruiz, Diego. London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London), U.K.; 2004
Ethnicity and violence : the case of radical Basque nationalism.

Mylonaki, Emmanouela-Anastasia. University of Bristol, U.K.; 2007
The contemporary counter-terrorism model of inter-state co-operation.

O'Regan, Mary. University of Stirling, UK; 2006
Framing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict : a case-study analysis of the Irish national 'opinion leader' press - July 2000 to July 2004 .

Odora Hoppers, Catherine A. Stockholm University, Sweden;1998
Structural violence as a constraint to African policy formation in the 1990s : repositioning education in international relations.

Oehmichen, Anna 2009 Leiden University, The Netherlands; 2009
Terrorism and anti-terror legislation - the terrorised legislator? A comparison of counter-terrorism legislation and its implications on human rights in the legal systems of the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, and France .

O Regan, Mary. The University of Stirling, U.K.; 2006
Framing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict : a case-study analysis of the Irish national opinion leader press - July 2000 to July 2004.

Ozguler, Mustafa. Kent State University, U.S.A.; 2008
Comparing and assessing the preparedness of police organizations in counter-terrorism (Netherlands and United Kingdom).

Pineu, Daniel Filipe Dos Ramos. The University of Wales, Aberystwyth, U.K.; 2009
The Pedagogy of Security: Police Assistance and Liberal Governmentality.

Pitcher, Ben. University of East London, U.K.; 2007
Multicultural Nationalism New Labour and the Politics of Race and State.

Rae, Norman G. D. University of Glasgow, U.K.; 2007
Reinventing geopolitical codes in the post-Cold War world with special reference to international terrorism.

Reilly, Paul. University of Glasgow, U.K.; 2008
Framing online communications of civil and uncivil groups in post-conflict Northern Ireland.

Richards, Anthony. St. Andrews University, U.K.; 2003
Political fronts of terrorist groups a comparative study of Northern Ireland political fronts, their evolution, roles and potential for attaining political change.

Richardson, Alexia. University of Durham. U.K.; 2008
Traces of terror : photography and memory of political violence in Argentina and Peru.

Robison, Kristopher K. Ph.D., The Ohio State University, U.S.A.; 2007
The challenges of political terrorism: A cross-national analysis of the downward spiral of terrorist violence and socio-political crisis.

Saul, Ben. Oxford University, U.K.; 2005
Defining 'terrorism' in international law.

Schachter, Jonathan. Pardee RAND Graduate School, U.S.A.; 2002
The Eye of the Believer: Psychological Influences on Counter-Terrorism Policy-Making.

Shah, Mohamed Shah bin Hussin. University of Exeter, U.K.; 2006
Terrorism in Malaysia : an investigation into Jemaah Islamiah.

Singh, Ajaindra. Glasgow Caledonian University, U.K.; 2008
An Exploration of Perceived Effectiveness of the National Terrorism Insurance Scheme in the Post-9/11 Environment: The Case of the UK Pool Reinsurance Company: Volume 1.

Spencer, Alexander. Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Germany; 2010
The tabloid terrorist: the predicative construction of 'new terrorism' in the media.

Spiegel, Eric Baron. University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.A.; 2005
Internal and environmental buffers of terrorism-related anxiety.

Sproat, Peter Alan. University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; 1997
An investigation of the concept of state terrorism .

Stampnitzky, Lisa Rachel. University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.; 2008
Disciplining an unruly field: Terrorism studies and the state, 1972-2001

Stanley, Wesley. Georgetown University, U.S.A.; 2010
Examining the link between regime type and terrorism: An evaluation of recent trends.

Teemu, Sinkkonen. University of Tampere, Finland; 2009
Political Responses to Terrorism: Case study on the Madrid terrorist attack on March 11, 2004, and its aftermath

Tellidis, Ioannis. St. Andrews University, U.K.; 2008
Preventing terrorism? : conflict resolution and nationalist violence in the Basque country.

Tinnes, Judith. Saarbrücken University, Germany; 2010
Internetnutzung islamistischer Terror- und Insurgentengruppen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von medialen Geiselnahmen im Irak, Afghanistan, Pakistan und Saudi-Arabien.

Toros, Harmonie. The University of Wales, Aberystwyth, U.K.; 2009
Terrorism, Talking and Transformation, Northern Ireland and Mindanao.

Turksen, Umut. University of West of England, Bristol, U.K.; 2008
Protection seekers, states and the new security agenda.

Valiyev, Anar. University of Louisville, U.S.A;2007
Urban terrorism: Do terrorists target cities and why.

Van de Voorde, Cecile Valerie. University of South Florida, U.S.A.; 2006
Freedom fighters, freedom haters, martyrs, and evildoers: The social construction of suicide terrorism.

Vanhala, Helena. University of Oregon, U.S.A.; 2005
Hollywood portrayal of modern international terrorism in blockbuster action-adventure films: From the Iran hostage crisis to September 11, 2001.

Vasconcelos, Maria Luisa Silva de. University of Aberdeen, U.K.; 2003
Terrorism and the use of violence in Portugal : from the establishment of the Estado ovo to democratic stability.

Wittig, Timothy Simon. St. Andrews University, U.K.; 2009
Power, value, and the individual exchange : towards an improved conceptualization of terrorist finance.

Wong, Yuna Huh. Pardee. RAND Graduate School, U.S.A.; 2006
Ignoring the Innocent: Non-combatants in Urban Operations and in Military Models and Simulations.

Yayla, Ahmet. University of North Texas, U.S.A.; 2005
Terrorism as a social information entity: A model for early intervention.

About the Compiler: Eric Price is a Professional Information Specialist and former Librarian of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna.

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