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Single-Issue Terrorism: A Neglected Phenomenon?

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Monaghan, Rachel (2000) Single-Issue Terrorism: A Neglected Phenomenon? Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 23 (4). pp. 255-265. [Journal article]

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Abstract

The willingness of some single-issue groups to use violence in the pursuit of their cause has received surprisingly little attention within the literature on terrorism. This article seeks to add to our understanding of this phenomenonnamely that of single-issue terrorismby focusing on the increasing tendency of groups within the British animal rights movement to utilize violent methods in order to achieve their objectives. The article will seek to further the argument that some single-issue groups have been willing to use violence in past campaigns, thereby highlighting the understudied nature of the phenomenon. This will be illustrated by examining the campaign of single-issue terrorism undertaken by the militant suffragettes in Britain in the 1910s.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
ID Code:20405
Deposited By:Dr Rachel Monaghan
Deposited On:09 Nov 2011 13:53
Last Modified:09 Nov 2011 13:53

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