The Road Less Travelled: Trends in Terrorism Research

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BY FAR the most important review of research and researchers into terrorism to date has been that carried out by Alex Schmid and Albert Jongman. The 1988 edition of their book, Political Terrorism: A New Guide to Actors, Authors, Concepts, Data bases, Theories and Literature, remains a key text for both new and established researchers alike. However, this unique source book is now over 15 years old and a great deal has happened in the intervening period. Yet there has been no systematic assessment of the research effort undertaken in the past decade. What then is the current state of research on terrorism?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch on Terrorism
Subtitle of host publicationTrends, Achievements and Failures
EditorsAndrew Silke
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherFrank Cass
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9780429233760
ISBN (Print)9780714682730, 9780714653112
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • terrorism studies
  • research on terrorism
  • bibliometrics

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