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Professor Richard Jackson

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email: richard.jackson@otago.ac.nz
phone:+64 3 471 6461

Teaching

Supervision

Professor Jackson is interested in supervising students with projects in the following areas:

  • pacifism, anarchism and nonviolent politics
  • civilian-based nonviolent national defence
  • nonviolent resistance movements
  • unarmed peacekeeping and civilian protection
  • critical peace research
  • critical terrorism studies

Research

Professor Jackson's areas of research expertise and writing for publication include:

  • pacifism
  • critical terrorism studies
  • the social construction of war and other forms of organised political violence
  • international conflict resolution
  • political development in the African state

Richard Jackson is Deputy Director at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPACS). He is the founding editor and current editor-in-chief of the journal, Critical Studies on Terrorism.

He is the author and editor of 10 books and more than 60 journal articles and book chapters. His books include: The Routledge Handbook of Critical Terrorism Studies (Routledge, 2016); Confessions of a Terrorist (Zed, 2014); 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).

He appears regularly in the media, and writes about these issues on his blog: https://richardjacksonterrorismblog.wordpress.com.

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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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