Moving beyond terror groups to examine non-state actors including warlords, gangs and private security companies, Violent Non-State Actors:
- Guides you through the core theories and concepts, taking a multidisciplinary approach
- Examines different explanations for the emergence of violent non-state actors as well as strategies for dealing with them
- Weaves in international case studies from groups including the Islamic State, Los Zetas, Hamas, and Al Qaeda, as well as discussion questions, further reading and definitions of key terms
A must read for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students in politics, international relations, security and terrorism studies.