Domestic State (or Regime) Terrorism and Repression

Domestic State (or Regime) Terrorism and Repression

A Bibliography compiled by Eric Price  
[BSPT - EP -2014-5]

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Keywords:State Terrorism, Repression


Books (Monographs and Edited Volumes)

Adler, N. (1993) Victims of Soviet terror: the story of the Memorial movement. Westport, Conn.: Praeger [*]

Akamatsu, P. & Kochan, M. (2010) Meiji 1868: Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Japan Hoboken: Taylor & Francis [*]

Allen, R. (1999) Threshold of terror: the last hours of the Monarchy in the French Revolution Stroud: Sutton [*]

Anderson, P. (2010) The Francoist military trials: terror and complicity, 1939-1945 New York: Routledge [*]   

Andress, D. (2006) The Terror: the merciless war for freedom in revolutionary France New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux [*]

Balint, B. & Pal, S. (Eds.) (2006) 50 ev 1956-2006 [in Hungarian] Basel; Budapest: Europai Protestans Magyar SDzabadegyetem [*]

Barkawi, T. & Stanski, K. (Eds.) (2012) Orientalism and war New York: Columbia University Press [*]

Brysk, A. & Shafir, G. (Eds.) (2007) National insecurity and human rights: democracies debate counterterrorism Berkeley: University of California Press [*]

Burbach, R. (2003) The Pinochet affair: state terrorism and global justice London; New York: Zed Books [*]

Bushnell, P.T. (et al.) (1991) State organized terror: the case of violent internal repression Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press [*]

Carlton, D. & Schaerf, C. (Eds.) (1981) Contemporary terror: studies in sub-state violence London: Macmillan [*]

Condon, C. (1994) The modern world: conflict and change South Melbourne: Macmillan Education [*]

Conquest, R. (1986) The harvest of sorrow: Soviet collectivization and the terror-famine London: Hutchinson [*]

Corsi, J.R. (2005) Atomic Iran: how the terrorist regime bought the bomb and American politicians Nashville, Tenn.: WND Books [*]

Corradi, J.E. & Fagen, P.E. & Merino, M.A.G. (1992) Fear at the edge: state terror and resistance in Latin America Berkeley: University of California Press [*]

Crankshaw, E. (1960) Gestapo London: Hamilton & Co [*]
Crotty, W.J. (2005) Democratic development & political terrorism: the global perspective Boston: Northeastern University Press [*]

Davenport, C. (2010) State Repression and the Domestic Democratic Peace Cambridge: Cambridge University Press [*]        

Deletant, D. (1999) Communist terror in Romania: Gheorghiu-Dej and the Police State, 1948-1965 London: Hurst & Company [*]

Dent, B. (2006) Budapest 1956; locations of dramas Budapest: Europa Konyvkiado [*]

Duncan G. (et al.) (Eds.) (2013) State Terrorism and Human Rights Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge [*]

Dwyer, P.G. & McPhee, P. (2002) The French Revolution and Napoleon: a sourcebook London; New York: Routledge [*]

Ebner, M.R. (2011) Ordinary violence in Mussolini's Italy Cambridge: Cambridge University Press [*]

Esparza, M. & Huttenbach, H.R. & Feierstein, D. (Eds.) (2010) State violence and genocide in Latin America: the Cold War years London: Routledge [*]

Evans, R.J. (2005) The Third Reich in power, 1933-1939 New York: Penguin Press [*]

Fitzpatrick, D. (ed.) (2012) Terror in Ireland, 1916-1923 Dublin: Lilliput Press [*]

Francis, S. T. (1985) The Soviet strategy of terror Washington, D.C.: Heritage Foundation [*]

Ganesan, N. &  Kim, S.C. (Eds.) (2013) State violence in East Asia Lexington, Ky.: University Press of Kentucky [*]

Gareau, F.H. (2004) State terrorism and the United States: from counterinsurgency to the war on terrorism Atlanta, GA: Clarity Press; London: Zed Books [*]  

Goldstein, R.J. (2001) Political Repression in Modern America from 1870 to 1976 Urbana:University of Illinois Press [*]

Graziano, F. (1992) Divine violence: spectacle, psychosexuality & radical Christianity in the Argentine "dirty war" Boulder: Westview Press [*]

George, A. (1991) Western state terrorism New York: Routledge [*]

Halfin, I. (2009) Stalinist confessions: messianism and terror at the Leningrad Communist University Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press [*]

Hantos, E. (1969) Ungarn 1848 und 1956. Zwei Revolutionen, zwei Konterrevolutionen, ein Ausgleich [in German] Bern, Verlag SOI (Schweizerisches Ostinstitut) [*]

Harris, J. (Ed.) (2013) The anatomy of terror: political violence under Stalin Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press [*]

Hay, J. (Ed.) (2014) Argentina Detroit: Greenhaven Press [*]

Ilič, M. (2006) Stalin's terror revisited Basingstoke (UK); New York: Palgrave Macmillan [*]       

Jackson, R. & Murphy, E. & Poynting, S. (2010) Contemporary state terrorism: theory and practice London; New York: Routledge [*]

Koehler. J.O. (1999) Stasi: The Untold Story of the East German Secret Police New York: Basic Books [*]    

Koonings, K. & Kruijt, D. (Eds.) (1999) Societies of fear: the legacy of civil war, violence and terror in Latin America London: Zed Books [*]

Kornbluh, P. (2003) The Pinochet file: a declassified dossier on atrocity and accountability New York: New Press [*]

Koslow, J. (1958) The Kremlin; eight centuries of tyranny and terror New York: T. Nelson [*]

Land, I. (Ed.) Enemies of humanity: the nineteenth-century war on terrorism New York, N.Y.: Palgrave Macmillan [*]

Lewytzkyj, B. (Comp.) (1974) The Stalinist terror in the thirties; documentation from the Soviet press Stanford, Calif.: Hoover Institution Press [*]

Martin, A. E. (2012) Alter-nations: nationalisms, terror, and the state in nineteenth-century Britain and Ireland Columbus: Ohio State University Press [*]

Marti´nez, L. (2007) The Libyan paradox New York: Columbia University Press [*]

McCoy, A.W. (2009) Policing America's empire: the United States, the Philippines, and the rise of the surveillance state Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press [*]

Menji´var, C. & Rodriguez, N. (2005) When states kill: Latin America, the U.S., and technologies of terror Austin: University of Texas Press [*]

Miah, M.M. (2001) State of human rights in Bangladesh and related issues Dhaka: Gatidhara [*]

Miller, S.J. (2008) State and society in eighteenth-century France: a study of political power and social revolution in Languedoc Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press [*]

Munthe, T. (2002) The Saddam Hussein reader New York: Thunder's Mouth Press [*]

O'Kane, R. H.T. (1996) Terror, force, and states: the path from modernity Cheltenham, UK: Brookfield, US Edward Elgar [*]

O'Kane, R. H.T. (2007)Terrorism Harlow: Pearson Longman [*]

Oliverio, A. (1998) The state of terror Albany, NY: State University of New York Press  [*]                                  

Pál, J. & Popovici, V. (Eds.) (2014) Elites and politics in Central and Eastern Europe (1848-1918) Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Edition [*]

Parrish, M. (1996) The lesser terror: Soviet state security, 1939-1953 Westport, Conn.: Praeger [*]

Pavlov, A.P. & Perrie, M. (2003) Ivan the Terrible London: Pearson/Longman [*]

Pelkaus, E. & Skri¯vele, I. & Veisbergs, A. & Valsts arhi¯vs, L.(Eds.) (1999) Policy of occupation powers in Latvia, 1939-1991: a collection of documents Riga: Nordik [*]

Perry, M. & Berg, M. & Krukones, J. (Comp.) (2009) Sources of European history since 1900 Boston, MA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning [*]      

Pohl, J. O. (1997) The Stalinist penal system: a statistical history of Soviet repression and terror, 1930-1953 Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland [*]

Poynting, S. & Whyte, D. (Eds.) (2012) Counter-terrorism and state political violence: the "war on terror" as terror Abingdon: Routledge [*]

Price, R. (Ed.) (1975) Revolution and reaction: 1848 and the Second French Republic London : C. Helm; New York: Barnes & Noble Books [*]

Ridgeon, L. (Ed.) (2005) Religion and politics in modern Iran: a reader London; New York: I.B. Tauris [*]

Sachikonye, L. (2011) When a State Turns on its Citizens: 60 years of Institutionalised Violence in Zimbabwe Sunnyside, Auckland Park, South Africa: Jacana Media [*]

Sadat, L.N. (Ed.) Forging a convention for crimes against humanity Cambridge: Cambridge University Press [*]

Sandal, N.A. (Ed.) (2014) Religious actors in world politics New York: International Debate Education Association [*]

Simons, G.L. (2003) Libya and the West: from independence to Lockerbie Oxford: Centre for Libyan Studies; New York: Distributed by Palgrave Macmillan [*

Sluka, J.A. (Ed.) (2000) Death squad: the anthropology of state terror Philadelphia, Pa.: University of Pennsylvania Press [*]

Smith, L. (2011) The strong horse: power, politics, and the clash of Arab civilizations New York, NY: Anchor Books [*]                       

Soares, B.F. & Otayek, R. (Eds.) (2007) Islam and Muslim politics in Africa New York: Palgrave Macmillan [*]

Solzhenit︠s︡yn, A. I. (1991) The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956 New York: Westview Press [*]

Sperber, J. (2013) Revolutionary Europe, 1780-1850 London; New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group [*]

Spooner, M.H. (1994) Soldiers in a narrow land: the Pinochet regime in Chile Berkeley: University of California Press  [*]

Stohl, M & Lopez, G.A. (1988) Terrible beyond endurance? the foreign policy of state terrorism New York: Greenwood Press [*]

Taylor, B. D. (2011) State Building in Putin’s Russia Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press [*]

Tusell, J. (2007) Spain: From Dictatorship to Democracy Blackwell Pub. [*]

Volpi, F. (2003) Islam and democracy: the failure of dialogue in Algeria London; Sterling, VA : Pluto Press [*]

Westra, L. (2012) Faces of State Terrorism Leiden: Brill [*]           
Wheeler, T. (2007) A tourist on the axis of evil Hawthorn, Victoria, AUS: Lonely Planet Publications [*]

Woloch, I. (1994) The new regime: transformations of the French civic order, 1789-1820s New York: W.W. Norton [*]

Zepeczaner, J. (1999) Udvarhelyszék az 1848-1849-es forradalom és szabadságharc idején: tanulmány és okmánytár az udvarhelyszéki eseményekhez Székelyudvarhely: Haáz Rezső Kulturális Egyesület [in Hungarian] [*]         

Non-conventional Literature

Al-Dawoody, A. M. (2009) War in Islamic law: justifications and regulations [thesis] University of Birmingham []

Alimahomed, S. (2011) The Global War on Terror: race, gender, and empire after 9/11 [thesis] University of California Riverside []

Amador, B. S. (2003) The Federal Republic of Germany and left-wing terrorism [thesis] Naval Postgraduate School []

Avdan, N. (2010) States' pursuit of sovereignty in a globalized security context: controlling international human mobility [thesis] Duke University []

Bean, J. (2008) Institutional response to terrorism: the domestic role of the military in consolidated democracies [thesis] University of Texas at Austin []

Beyer, A. C. (2009) Counter-terrorism and international power relations: the EU, ASEAN and hegemonic global governance [thesis] University of Hull [*]

Boukhars, A. (2011) Political violence in North Africa: the perils of incomplete liberalization Washington, DC: Brookings Institution []

Case, E. S. (2009) State-level causes of terrorism: Limits on political expression [thesis] University of North Texas []

Cooper Drury, A. (et al.) (2011) Sanctions and state-sponsored terrorism University of Missouri [*]

Dufka, C. (2011) "We have lived in darkness": a human rights agenda for Guinea's new government New York, NY, USA: Human Rights Watch []

Darling-Brekhus, K. (2008) Internal colonialism and social control in the Age of Terror: the FBI's war on Islamic charities following the September 11th Attacks of 2001 [thesis] University of Missouri – Columbia []

Dhillon, S. (1992) Government responses to the threat of terrorism in the liberal democratic state: a comparative examination of public policy efforts in the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy and the Federal Republic of Germany [thesis] []

Espriú Guerra, A. (2005) Human security in Latin America: contesting and revising the current hemispheric security system in the Americas [thesis] Universidad de las Américas Puebla [ ]

Fahey, S. (2010) State instability and terrorism [thesis] University of Maryland []

Favero, G. T. (1999) Flexibility of the incident command system to respond to domestic terrorism [thesis] Naval Postgraduate School [   ]

Fayyaz, S. (2012) Pakistan response towards terrorism: a case study of Musharraf regime [thesis] University of Birmingham (UK) []

Fiaz, N. (2010) A constructivist account of Pakistan's political practice in the aftermath of 9/11 : the normalisation of Pakistan's participation in the 'war on terror' [thesis] University of Bradford []

Franklin, D. (2013) State level intelligence doctrine: bridging the gap [thesis] Naval Postgraduate School []

Gallagher, A. (2011) Responding to terrorism: United States counterterrorism from 1968 [thesis] University of Ulster [*]

Goldstein, E. (2011) Tunisia's repressive laws: the reform agenda New York, NY: Human Rights Watch []

Guilmartin, E. K. (2002) An empirical analysis of right wing domestic terrorism in the United States (1995--2001) [thesis] Stanford University [*]

Heller, D. E. (2010) Designating domestic terrorist individuals or groups [thesis] Naval Postgraduate School []

Kahssay, T. A. (2009) Keeping the peace: Intervention and security challenges in Africa [thesis] Erasmus University []

Kavanagh, J. E. (2011) The dynamics of protracted terror campaigns: domestic politics, terrorist violence, and counterterror responses [thesis] University of Michigan []

Kaye, D.D. (et al.) (2008) More freedom, less terror? liberalization and political violence in the Arab world Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corp.]

Keiber, J. A. (2014) The surveillance of individuals in international politics [thesis] Ohio State University []

Kilic, Azer (2013) Identity, interest, and politics: the rise of Kurdish associational activism and the contestation of the state in Turkey [thesis] Universität zu Köln []     

Kim, J. (2008) The sources of North Korean terrorism: Analyses at three levels [thesis] University of Hawai'i at Manoa [*]

Miles, A. (2010) The rise of the rogue states doctrine: the Clinton and Bush approach to national security in the post-Cold War era [thesis] University of Salford []

Oermann, R. L. (2010) Russia's Federal Security Service in the twenty-first century: terrorism, the political manipulation of domestic intelligence, and the dramatic expansion of the FSB [thesis] University of Texas – Austin []

Rosenzweig, P. & McNulty, T.J. & Shearer, E. (2012) National security law in the news: a guide for journalists, scholars, and policymakers [thesis] Chicago: American Bar Association []

Shirley, W. D. (2012) When activism is terrorism: Special interest politics and state repression of the animal rights movement [thesis] University of Oregon []

Shor, E. (2012) Terrorism and counterterrorism: a comparative cross-national analysis [thesis] Stony Brook University []

Sproat, P. A. (1997) An investigation of the concept of state terrorism [thesis] Newcastle University []

Starr-Deelen, D. G. (2012) United States use of force against terrorism and the threat of terrorism: an analysis of the past four U.S. Presidents' use of force to combat international terrorism [thesis] University of Bradford []

Tedesco, L. (1994) The crisis of the Argentinian State: democratisation and economic restructuring, 1976-1989 [thesis] University of Warwick [] []

Troyer, L. A. (2003) The location of terrorism: counterterrorism, American politics, and the docile citizen [thesis] University of California, Berkeley [*]

Webber, C. W. A. (2012) The decline of dualism: the relationship between international human rights treaties and the United Kingdom's domestic counter-terror laws [thesis] University of South Africa []

Wicaksana, I. G. W. (2012) Islam and Indonesia's foreign policy, with special focus on Jakata-Islamabad relations [thesis] University of Western Australia []           

Yamauchi, P. E. (2000) Patterns of death: The socio-economic origins of domestic state terrorism in Guatemala, 1979—1985 [thesis] Cornell University [*]


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Resources on the Internet

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Terrorist Designations and State Sponsors of Terrorism/ US Department of State []


About the Compiler: Eric Price is a Professional Information Specialist who worked for many years as a librarian with the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. Upon retirement, he joined the Editorial Team of Perspectives on Terrorism.

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