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Conducting Terrorism Field Research : A Guide.

Author/Creator:
Dolnik, Adam.
Publication:
London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (268 pages)
Series:
Contemporary Terrorism Studies
Contemporary Terrorism Studies
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Subjects:
Terrorism -- Research -- Methodology.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
This book offers a detailed and practically oriented guide to the challenges of conducting terrorist fieldwork. The past decade has seen an explosion of research into terrorism. However, field research on terrorism has traditionally been surrounded by many myths, and has been called anything from "necessary" and "crucial" to "dangerous", "unethical" and "impossible". While there is an increasing interest among terrorism specialists in conducting such research, there is no single volume providing prospective field researchers with a guideline to such work. Conducting Terrorism Field Research aims to fill this gap and offers a collection of articles from experienced authors representing different risk groups, disciplines, methodological approaches, regional specializations, and other context-specific aspects. Each contributor provides a road-map to their own research, describing planning and preparation phases, the formalities involved in getting into conflict zones and gaining access to sources. The end product is a 'how to' guide to field research on terrorism, which will be of much value to terrorism experts and novices alike. This book will be of much interest to students and researchers of terrorism studies, war and conflict studies, criminology, IR and security studies.
Contents:
Cover
CONDUCTING TERRORISM FIELD RESEARCH
Title Page
Copyright Page
Table of Contents
Contributors
1 Introduction - The need for field research on terrorism
PART I
2 Interviewing government and official sources - An introductory guide
3 Learning from the "Dark Side" - Identifying, accessing and interviewing illicit non-state actors
4 Research challenges involved in field study on terrorism in the Middle East
PART II
5 Field research - Argentina in comparative perspective
6 Conversing with the adversary - Interviewing Palestinian suicide bombers and their dispatchers in Israeli prisons
7 Face to face with my case study
8 Conducting field research on terrorism in Iraq
9 A practical guide to research on terrorism in the North Caucasus
10 Conducting terrorism fieldwork on a shoestring budget - Researching suicide terrorism in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
11 Researching militant groups in Southeast Asia
12 Conducting field research on terrorism in Northern Ireland
PART III
13 Interviewing the terrorists - Reflections on fieldwork and implications for psychological research
14 Professionalizing high- risk field research in academia
15 Up close and personal - Conducting field research on terrorism in conflict zones
Index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Dolnik, Adam Conducting Terrorism Field Research
ISBN:
9781136751004
9780415609302
OCLC:
830161182