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Professor Richard Jackson

Richard Jackson 2022 imageContact

Email richard.jackson@otago.ac.nz
Tel +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 and nonviolence
  • critical terrorism studies
  • the social construction of war and other forms of organised political violence
  • international conflict resolution
  • political development in the African state


Professor Richard Jackson is the Leading Thinker Chair in Peace Studies 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, and the series editor of the Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies book series.

He is the author and editor of 15 books and more than 100 journal articles and book chapters. Some of his recent books include: Revolutionary Nonviolence: Concepts, Cases and Controversies (Zed, 2020; co-edited with Joseph Llewellyn, Griffin Leonard, Aidan Gnoth and Tonga Karena); Encountering extremism: Theoretical issues and local challenges (Manchester University Press, 2020; co-edited with Alice Martini and Kieran Ford); Critical Terrorism Studies at Ten: Contributions, Cases and Future Challenges (Routledge, 2019; co-edited with Harmonie Toros, Lee Jarvis, Lee, and Charlotte Heath-Kelly); Contemporary Debates in Terrorism (2nd edition, Routledge, 2018; co-edited with Daniela Pisiou); The Routledge Handbook of Critical Terrorism Studies (Routledge, 2016) ; and Terrorism: A Critical Introduction (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2011; co-authored with Marie Breen Smyth, Jeroen Gunning and Lee Jarvis). His most widely cited book is Writing the War on Terrorism: Language, Politics and Counterterrorism (Manchester University Press, 2005). He is also the author of a novel entitled Confessions of a Terrorist (Zed, 2014).

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. (2021). Pacifism and peace. In O. Richmond & G. Visoka (Eds.), The Palgrave enclyclopedia of peace and conflict studies. (Online ed.) Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-11795-5_72-1

Jackson, R. (2021). The revolutionary potential of pacifism [Interview]. In B. Evans & A. Parr (Eds.), Conversations on violence: An anthology. (pp. 233-242). London, UK: Pluto Press. [Contribution].

Jackson, R., Llewellyn, J., Leonard, G. M., Gnoth, A., & Karena, T. (Eds.). (2020). Revolutionary nonviolence: Concepts, cases and controversies. London, UK: Zed Books, 248p.

Martini, A., Ford, K., & Jackson, R. (Eds.). (2020). Encountering extremism: Theoretical issues and local challenges. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 328p. doi: 10.7765/9781526136619

Jackson, R. (2020). A defence of revolutionary nonviolence. In R. Jackson, J. Llewellyn, G. Leonard, A. Gnoth & T. Karena (Eds.), Revolutionary nonviolence: Concepts, cases and controversies. (pp. 18-41). London, UK: Zed Books.

Jackson, R. (2021). Pacifism and peace. In O. Richmond & G. Visoka (Eds.), The Palgrave enclyclopedia of peace and conflict studies. (Online ed.) Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-11795-5_72-1

Chapter in Book - Research

Jackson, R. (2021). The revolutionary potential of pacifism [Interview]. In B. Evans & A. Parr (Eds.), Conversations on violence: An anthology. (pp. 233-242). London, UK: Pluto Press. [Contribution].

Chapter in Book - Research

Jackson, R., Llewellyn, J., Leonard, G. M., Gnoth, A., & Karena, T. (Eds.). (2020). Revolutionary nonviolence: Concepts, cases and controversies. London, UK: Zed Books, 248p.

Edited Book - Research

Martini, A., Ford, K., & Jackson, R. (Eds.). (2020). Encountering extremism: Theoretical issues and local challenges. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 328p. doi: 10.7765/9781526136619

Edited Book - Research

Jackson, R. (2020). A defence of revolutionary nonviolence. In R. Jackson, J. Llewellyn, G. Leonard, A. Gnoth & T. Karena (Eds.), Revolutionary nonviolence: Concepts, cases and controversies. (pp. 18-41). London, UK: Zed Books.

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Jackson, R. (2020). A pacifist critique of just war theory. In L. Cordeiro-Rodrigues & D. Singh (Eds.), Comparative just war theory: An introduction to international perspectives. (pp. 45-59). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Chapter in Book - Research

Jackson, R. (2019). Pacifism and the ethical imagination in IR. International Politics, 56(2), 212-227. doi: 10.1057/s41311-017-0137-6

Journal - Research Article

Llewellyn, J., Leonard, G., & Jackson, R. (2019). Meeting New Zealand’s peace and security challenges through disarmament and nonviolence. In A.-M. Brady (Ed.), Small states and the changing global order: New Zealand faces the future. (pp. 345-361). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-18803-0_20

Chapter in Book - Research

Jackson, R., Toros, H., Jarvis, L., & Heath-Kelly, C. (Eds.). (2019). Critical terrorism studies at ten: Contributions, cases and future challenges. London, UK: Routledge, 194p.

Edited Book - Research

Jackson, R. (2019). CTS, counterterrorism and non-violence. In R. Jackson, H. Toros, L. Jarvis & C. Heath-Kelly (Eds.), Critical terrorism studies at ten: Contributions, cases and future challenges. (pp. 161-173). London, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Jackson, R. (2019). Revising the field of terrorism. In E. Chenoweth, R. English, A. Gofas & S. N. Kalyvas (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Terrorism. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198732914.013.43

Chapter in Book - Research

Jackson, R. (2018). Post-liberal peacebuilding and the pacifist state. Peacebuilding, 6(1), 1-16. doi: 10.1080/21647259.2017.1303871

Journal - Research Article

Jackson, R. (2018). Pacifism: The anatomy of a subjugated knowledge. Critical Studies on Security, 6(2), 160-175. doi: 10.1080/21624887.2017.1342750

Journal - Research Article

Jackson, R., & Pisoiu, D. (Eds.). (2018). Contemporary debates on terrorism (2nd ed.). Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 292p.

Edited Book - Other

Jackson, R. (2018). Sympathy for the devil: Evil, taboo, and the terrorist figure in literature. In P. C. Herman (Ed.), Terrorism and literature. (pp. 377-394). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Jackson, R. (2017). CTS, counterterrorism and non-violence. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 10(2), 357-369. doi: 10.1080/17539153.2017.1334851

Journal - Research Other

Jackson, R. (Ed.). (2016). Routledge handbook of critical terrorism studies. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 311p.

Edited Book - Research

Jackson, R., & Hall, G. (2016). Talking about terrorism: A study of vernacular discourse. Politics, 36(3), 292-307. doi: 10.1177/0263395715610791

Journal - Research Article

Jackson, R. (2016). To be or not to be policy relevant? Power, emancipation and resistance in CTS research. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 9(1), 120-125. doi: 10.1080/17539153.2016.1147771

Journal - Research Article

Jackson, R. (2016). Critical discourse analysis. In P. Dixit & J. L. Stump (Eds.), Critical methods in terrorism studies. (pp. 77-90). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Journal - Research Article

Jackson, R. (2015). How resistance can save peace studies. Journal of Resistance Studies, 1(1), 18-49.

Journal - Research Article

Jackson, R. (2015). Terrorism, taboo, and discursive resistance: The agonistic potential of the terrorism novel. International Studies Review, 17, 396-413. doi: 10.1111/misr.12227

Journal - Research Article

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

Jackson, R. (2015). Discursive peacebuilding and conflict transformation after separatist wars: A radical proposition. In D. Kingsbury & C. Laoutides (Eds.), Territorial separatism in global politics: Causes, outcomes and resolution. (pp. 74-89). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

Jackson, R. (2014). Confessions of a terrorist. London: Zed Books, 324p.

Authored Book - Research

Jackson, R. (2014). Bush, Obama, Bush, Obama, Bush, Obama...: The war on terror as social structure. In M. Bentley & J. Holland (Eds.), Obama's foreign policy: Ending the war on terror. (pp. 76-90). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Jackson, R., & McDonald, M. (2014). Constructivism, US foreign policy, and counterterrorism. In I. Parmar, L. B. Miller & M. Ledwidge (Eds.), Obama and the world: New directions in US foreign policy. (2nd ed.) (pp. 15-28). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Edited Book - Research

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

Authored Book - Research

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Edited Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Authored Book - Research

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

Edited Book - Research

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

Journal - Research Article

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

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