Lehr & Duncan Oxford Bibliography - “Terrorism” published online.

Lehr, Peter; Duncan, Gillian. “Terrorism.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Social Work. Ed. Edward J. Mullen. New York: Oxford University Press, 31 January 2014.

It gets ever more difficult even for specialists to keep track of the huge number of publications on terrorism. This bibliography provides an overview of this still-growing field of studies and the still-growing number of publications. We are aware, however, that our choice is a personal one—while some readers may deem certain subfields to be overrepresented to the detriment of what they see to be more important ones, other readers might have wished to find more specialised entries going beyond the “usual suspects.” For this first iteration of this bibliography, this cannot be helped—but we are open to suggestions and (constructive) criticism.



The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) have today made the official announcement that they are pleased to have Journal of Terrorism Research join as a Scholar Publisher member.

Read more on the OASPA website.

CSTPV Director Interviewed for BBC Radio 4 'Talking Terrorism'

Richard English, Director of the Handa CSTPV, appears on BBC Radio 4's 'Talking Terrorism', a programme examining the word's roots, its changing associations, and contemporary debates surrounding the term. The programme is scheduled for broadcast on Tuesday 28 January at 4pm.

BBC Radio 4

Tim Wilson Keynote Speaker at Cambridge Conference

CSTPV’s Dr Tim Wilson is to be the keynote speaker for the conference, ‘Sectarianism and Beyond: New Perspectives in Modern Irish History’, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, 25th January 2014.


Professor Bruce Hoffman Joins CSTPV


The Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence is delighted to announce that Professor Bruce Hoffman is to take up a Part-Time Professorship of Terrorism Studies at CSTPV, starting in April 2014. Professor Hoffman, of Georgetown University, was co-founder of the Centre in 1994 with Professor Paul Wilkinson. He will be involved in research, teaching and supervision at St Andrews in this new role.

CSTPV Director Professor Richard English said of the appointment: 'We're honoured and delighted to have Bruce Hoffman working at CSTPV again. An extraordinarily distinguished scholar, he has deservedly been one of the defining figures in the study of terrorism and political violence, and his involvement with us will be a huge opportunity for staff and students alike.'

Richard English's Book Review Published in the Irish Times

Richard English’s review of a new book on the Irish hunger strikes is printed in the Irish Times.


CSTPV MLitt Graduate in the Media

MLitt in Terrorism Studies Graduate, Martin Joseph Gallagher has made headlines this week in the Sunday Times and on Radio Ulster following publication of his article ‘Terrorism and Organised Crime: Co-operative Endeavours in Scotland?’ in Terrorism and Political Violence, published online on 7th December 2013.


CSTPV Staff Publications - December 2013

During the past month a number of CSTPV staff members have had their work published in academic journals or have contributed to various media outlets. These include:

Dr Gilbert Ramsay and Dr Sarah Marsden: Radical distinctions: a comparative study of two jihadist speeches, Critical Studies in Terrorism, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2013.

Dr Sarah Marsden: Media Metrics: How Arab and Western Media Construct Success and Failure in the ‘Global War on Terror’,Perspectives on Terrorism, Volume 7, Issue 6, December 2013.

Dr Sarah Marsden and Dr Rashmi Singh contributed to
“Inside Al-Qaeda's Management Shuffle”,OZY Magazine,December 2013.

CSTPV Lectures/Seminars Second Semester 2013/2014


13 February 2014

Ex-combatants and the Post-Conflict State: Challenges of Reintegration

(Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) By Dr Jaremey McMullin (St Andrews) - 4.00 pm, Hebdomadar’s Room, St Salvator’s Quad


6-7 March 2014

Conflict and Post-Conflict Violence in Latin America

The Garden Suite, The Scores Hotel, St Andrews


13 March 2014

Prof. Christopher Andrew (Cambridge) - 5.00 pm, Arts Lecture Theatre


14 March 2014 Workshop

Prof. Christopher Andrew (Cambridge) - 10.00 am, Hebdomadar’s Room


10 April 2014

‘Being Assassinated: The British Way of Death?’

Prof. Simon Ball (Leeds) - 5.00 pm, Arts Lecture Theatre

The Paul Wilkinson Lecture

24 April 2014

‘In their own words: Interviews with suicide bombers, their families and commanders’

Prof. Ariel Merari (Tel Aviv) - 5.00 pm, Arts Lecture Theatre

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