Discussions about the meaning of terrorism are enduring in everyday language, government policy, news reporting, and international politics. And disagreements about both the definition and the class of violent events that constitute terrorism contribute to the difficulty of formulating effective responses aimed at the prevention and management of the threat of terrorism and the development of counterterrorism policies. Constructions of Terrorism collects works from the leading scholars on terrorism from an array of disciplines—including communication, political science, sociology, global studies, and public policy—to establish appropriate research frameworks for understanding how we construct our understanding of terrorism.
Michael Stohl is Professor of Communication, Political Science and Global Studies and Director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Richard Burchill is Director of Research and Engagement at TRENDS Research & Advisory, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Scott Englund is a Non-Resident Fellow with Abu Dhabi based TRENDS Research and Advisory, a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.