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Richard Jackson

Richard2015Richard Jackson is Deputy Director at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPACS).

Prior to taking up this position, he was Professor of International Politics at Aberystwyth University in the United Kingdom, and was the Honourable Secretary of the British International Studies Association (BISA) from 2009-2011. He is the founding editor and current editor-in-chief of the journal, Critical Studies on Terrorism, and the former convener of the BISA Critical Studies on Terrorism Working Group (CSTWG).

He is the author and editor of 8 books and more than 50 journal articles and book chapters. His books include: Contemporary Debates on Terrorism (Routledge, 2012; co-edited with Samuel Justin Sinclair); Terrorism: A Critical Introduction (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2011; co-authored with Marie Breen Smyth, Jeroen Gunning and Lee Jarvis); Contemporary State Terrorism: Theory and Cases (Routledge, 2010; co-edited with Eamon Murphy and Scott Poynting); Conflict Resolution in the Twenty-first Century: Principles, Methods and Approaches (Ann Arbor MI: Michigan University Press, 2009; co-authored with Jacob Bercovitch); Critical Terrorism Studies: A New Research Agenda (Abingdon: Routledge, 2009; co-edited with Marie Breen Smyth and Jeroen Gunning); and Writing the War on Terrorism: Language, Politics and Counterterrorism (Manchester University Press, 2005).

His various research interests are bound together by an overall interest in the nature, causes, and resolution of organised forms of contemporary political violence. More specifically, his research has focused on questions of international conflict resolution, including negotiation and mediation, the social construction of war and other forms of organised political violence, political development in the African state, and critical approaches to terrorism. He appears regularly in the media, and writes about these issues on his blog: https://richardjacksonterrorismblog.wordpress.com.

Email richard.jackson@otago.ac.nz
Phone 643 471 6461

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Publications

Jackson, R. (2015). The epistemological crisis of counterterrorism. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 8(1), 33-54. doi: 10.1080/17539153.2015.1009762

Jackson, R., & Dexter, H. (2014). The social construction of organised political violence: An analytical framework. Civil Wars, 16(1), 1-23. doi: 10.1080/13698249.2014.904982

Jackson, R. (2014). Bringing pacifism back into international relations. Social Alternatives, 33(4), 63-66.

Jackson, R., & Sinclair, S. J. (Eds.). (2012). Contemporary debates on terrorism. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 240p.

Jackson, R., Jarvis, L., Gunning, J., & Breen Smyth, M. (2011). Terrorism: A critical introduction. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 332p.

Authored Book - Research

Jackson, R., Jarvis, L., Gunning, J., & Breen Smyth, M. (2011). Terrorism: A critical introduction. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 332p.

Bercovitch, J., & Jackson, R. (2009). Conflict resolution in the twenty-first century: Principles, methods, and approaches. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 226p.

Jackson, R. (2005). Writing the war on terrorism: Language, politics and counter-terrorism. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 232p.

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Edited Book - Research

Jackson, R., & Sinclair, S. J. (Eds.). (2012). Contemporary debates on terrorism. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 240p.

Jackson, R., Murphy, E., & Poynting, S. (Eds.). (2010). Contemporary state terrorism: Theory and practice. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 242p.

Jackson, R., Breen Smyth, M., & Gunning, J. (Eds.). (2009). Critical terrorism studies: A new research agenda. Abingdon, OX: Routledge, 274p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Jackson, R. (2015). Bin Laden's ghost and the epistemological crises of counterterrorism. In S. Jeffords & F. Al-Sumait (Eds.), Covering bin Laden: Global media and the world's most wanted man. (pp. 3-19). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Jackson, R. (2015). Towards critical peace research: Lessons from critical terrorism studies. In I. Tellidis & H. Toros (Eds.), Researching terrorism, peace and conflict studies: Interaction, synthesis, and opposition. (pp. 19-37). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Jackson, R. (2015). On how to be a collective intellectual: Critical terrorism studies and the countering of hegemonic discourse. In T. V. Berling & C. Bueger (Eds.), Security expertise: Practice, power, responsibility. (pp. 186-203). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Jackson, R. (2014). Critical perspectives. In E. Newman & K. DeRouen (Eds.), Routledge handbook of civil wars. (pp. 79-90). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Jackson, R. (2013). Terrorism studies and academia. In R. van Zwanenberg & D. Shulman (Eds.), Weapon of the strong: Conversations on US state terrorism: Interviews by Cihan Aksan and Jon Bailes. (pp. 118-131). London: Pluto Press.

Jackson, R. (2013). The politics of terrorism fears. In S. J. Sinclair & D. Antonius (Eds.), The political psychology of terrorism fears. (pp. 267-282). Oxford University Press.

Jackson, R. (2010). Regime security. In A. Collins (Ed.), Contemporary security studies. (2nd ed.) (pp. 185-201). Oxford University Press.

Jackson, R. (2009). Conflict resolution in Africa: A comparative empirical analysis. In M. Meyer & E. Ndura-Ouédraogo (Eds.), Seeds of new hope: Pan-African peace studies for the 21st century. (pp. 229-248). Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press.

Jackson, R., & McDonald, M. (2009). Constructivism, US foreign policy and the 'war on terror'. In I. Parmar, L. B. Miller & M. Ledwidge (Eds.), New directions in US foreign policy. (pp. 18-31). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Jackson, R. (2009). The 9/11 attacks and the social construction of a national narrative. In M. J. Morgan (Ed.), The impact of 9/11 on the media, arts, and entertainment: The day that changed everything? (pp. 25-35). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Jackson, R. (2009). Constructivism and conflict resolution. In J. Bercovitch, V. Kremenyuk & I. W. Zartman (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of conflict resolution. (pp. 172-189). London: SAGE.

Jackson, R. (2008). The politics of fear: Writing the terrorist threat in the war on terror. In G. Kassimeris (Ed.), Playing politics with terrorism: A user's guide. (pp. 176-202). New York: Columbia University Press.

Jackson, R. (2007). Critical reflections on counter-sanctuary discourse. In M. A. Innes (Ed.), Denial of sanctuary: Understanding terrorist safe havens. (pp. 21-33). Westport, CT: Praeger Security International.

Jackson, R. (2006). Africa's wars: Overview, causes and the challenges of conflict transformation. In O. Furley & R. May (Eds.), Ending Africa's wars: Progressing to peace. (pp. 15-29). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.

Jackson, R. (2006). The discursive construction of torture in the war on terror: Narratives of danger and evil. In G. Kassimeris (Ed.), Warrior's dishonour: Barbarity, morality and torture in modern warfare. (pp. 141-168). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.

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Journal - Research Article

Jackson, R. (2015). The epistemological crisis of counterterrorism. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 8(1), 33-54. doi: 10.1080/17539153.2015.1009762

Jackson, R., & Dexter, H. (2014). The social construction of organised political violence: An analytical framework. Civil Wars, 16(1), 1-23. doi: 10.1080/13698249.2014.904982

Jackson, R. (2014). Bringing pacifism back into international relations. Social Alternatives, 33(4), 63-66.

Jackson, R. (2012). The study of terrorism 10 years after 9/11: Successes, issues, challenges. Uluslararasi Iliskiler / International Relations, 8(32), 1-16.

Jackson, R. (2012). Unknown knowns: The subjugated knowledge of terrorism studies. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 5(1), 11-29. doi: 10.1080/17539153.2012.659907

Jackson, R. (2011). Culture, identity and hegemony: Continuity and (the lack of) change in US counterterrorism policy from Bush to Obama. International Politics, 48(2-3), 390-411. doi: 10.1057/ip.2011.5

Jackson, R. (2011). In defence of 'terrorism': Finding a way through a forest of misconceptions. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism & Political Aggression, 3(2), 116-130. doi: 10.1080/19434472.2010.512148

Gunning, J., & Jackson, R. (2011). What's so 'religious' about 'religious terrorism'? Critical Studies on Terrorism, 4(3), 369-388. doi: 10.1080/17539153.2011.623405

Jackson, R. (2009). The study of terrorism after 11 September 2001: Problems, challenges and future developments. Political Studies Review, 7(2), 171-184. doi: 10.1111/j.1478-9299.2009.00177.x

Jackson, R. (2008). The ghosts of state terror: Knowledge, politics and terrorism studies. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 1(3), 377-392. doi: 10.1080/17539150802515046

Jackson, R. (2007). Constructing enemies: 'Islamic terrorism' in political and academic discourse. Government & Opposition, 42(3), 394-426. doi: 10.1111/j.1477-7053.2007.00229.x

Jackson, R. (2007). Language, policy and the construction of a torture culture in the war on terrorism. Review of International Studies, 33, 353-371. doi: 10.1017/S0260210507007553

Jackson, R. (2007). An analysis of EU counterterrorism discourse post-September 11. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 20(2), 233-247. doi: 10.1080/09557570701414617

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