Dr Nick Brooke, Associate Lecturer, CSTPV

Biography

Nick Brooke is an Associate Lecturer in Terrorism and Political Violence at the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, where he teaches at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. He holds an MA in Politics from the University of Edinburgh, an MLitt in Terrorism Studies from the University of St Andrews and a PhD in International Relations from the University of St Andrews.

Nick’s first academic monograph Terrorism and Nationalism in the United Kingdom: The Absence of Noise examines the relationship between nationalism and political violence in the United Kingdom, considering why political violence was a greater feature of the nationalist movements in some parts of the British Isles and not others. This book makes important contributions to the study of the causes of terrorism and draws attention to under-studied movements.

Research areas

Dr Brooke’s research focuses on the causes of terrorism and the circumstances under which terrorist movements emerge. Further to this, Nick works on nationalism, non-violent protest and identity and the interplay between these phenomena, as well as Scottish and British politics and representations of political violence in popular culture.

Publications

Books

  • Terrorism and Nationalism in the United Kingdom: The Absence of Noise. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2018.
  • "Scotland and the Politics of Intelligence Accountability" (With Colin Atkinson and Brian Harris), in Security in a Small Nation, Edited by Dr Andrew Neal; Open Book Publishers, 2017.

Review Articles

  • "Identity, History, and Political Violence", Political Psychology,2018
  • Review of The Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution, Journal of Intelligence and National Security, 2016
  • Review of Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and the global jihadist movement: what everyone needs to know, Journal of Intelligence and National Security, 2016.

Teaching

  • IR3045 - Violence in Deeply Divided Societies
  • IR4099 - Dissertation
  • IR5951 - Fundamental Issues and Structures of Terrorism [Distance Learning]
  • IR5954 - Terrorism Elective [Contributor]
  • IR5998/9 - Dissertation