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Constructing the Field of Terrorism


This chapter reviews the evolution of my interest in and approaches to researching terrorism, a story that begins in the 1960s. The scholarly work on terrorism is now so vast that it strains my capacity to include references to all of the many excellent studies in the field, especially those that appeared in the post-9/11 burst of activity (for more traditional reviews see Crenshaw 2014, 2007, 1989). My account is thus partial and incomplete as well as personal. It proceeds in chronological as well as thematic order.

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Crenshaw, Martha. 2019. “Constructing the Field of Terrorism.” The Oxford Handbook of Terrorism, eds. Erica Chenoweth, Richard English, Andreas Gofas, and Stathis N. Kalyvas. Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Oxford_Handbook_of_Terrorism.html?id=lu-MDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button#v=onepage&q&f=false

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