Terrorism and the state: intra-state dynamics and the response to non-state terrorism

Kieran McConaghy

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages197
ISBN (Electronic)9781137572677
ISBN (Print)9781137572660
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sept 2017

Publication series

NameRethinking political violence


  • Dynamics
  • Political science
  • Political violence
  • State
  • Terrorism
  • Violence
  • Ethno-nationalism
  • Counter-terrorism


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