Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3112: Introduction to Terrorism Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:


Andrew Silke. (2004). Research on Terrorism: Trends, Achievements and Failures. Routledge Press.

Brian Forst. (2008). Terrorism, Crime, and Public Policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Clark McCauley and Sophia Moskalenco. (2011). Friction: How radicalization happens to them and us. New York: Oxford University Press.

Gary LaFree and Laura Dugan (2007). Introducing the Global Terrorism Database. Terrorism and Political Violence. 19:181-204.

Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger (2015). ISIS: The State of Terror. Harper Collins Publisher. 

Marc Sageman. (2008). Leaderless Jihad. University of Pennsylvania Press

Robert Pape. (2003). The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism. American Political Science Review 97(3): 343-361.

Steven M. Chermak, Joshua D. Freilich, William Parkin, and James P. Lynch. (2012). American terrorism and extremist crime data sources and selectivity bias: An investigation focusing on homicide events committed by far-right extremists. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 28(1): 191-218.

Victor Asal and J. Wilkenfeld (2013). Ethnic conflict: An organizational perspective. Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs 2(1): 91-102.