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Professor Richard Jackson, Director

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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

Richard Jackson is Director of 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 14 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. (2019). Pacifism and the ethical imagination in IR. International Politics, 56(2), 212-227. doi: 10.1057/s41311-017-0137-6

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

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

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

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

Authored Book - Research

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

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

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

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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Edited Book - Other

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

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Chapter in Book - Research

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

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). 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.

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. (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.

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.

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., & 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). 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. (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. (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. (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). 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.

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.

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Journal - Research Article

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. (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

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

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

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

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Journal - Research Other

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

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