Terrorism and democratic stability revisited

By Jennifer S. Holmes

Terrorism and democratic stability revisited
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  • ISBN: 9780719075667
  • Publish Date: Oct 2008
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    Can terrorism and state violence cause democratic breakdown? Although the origins of violence have been studied, only rarely are its consequences examined. In this detailed comparative study of Uruguay, Spain, and Peru, Holmes claims that to understand the consequences of violence on democratic stability, terrorism and state responses to terrorism must be studied together.

    This extensively revised and expanded second edition takes advantage of new historical sources, an extended time span, and new theories that have emerged since the original publication. In addition to adding new data sources in the Peruvian and Spanish cases, the time period covered has been expanded from the late 1990s to early 2007, allowing a more comprehensive treatment of the consequences of state and non-state violence on democratic stability and the prospects for stability. The literature reviews have been significantly revised and updated and an entirely new chapter covers the special case of Spain, which faces both a domestic and an international threat.


    1. Introduction
    2. Aristotelian concepts applied to a comparative study of violence and democratic stability
    3. A historical overview of Uruguay, Peru and Spain
    4. Terrorist violence
    5. State repression and violence
    6. Testing of hypotheses one and two
    7. Prospects for stability
    8. Al Qaeda in al- Andalus: lessons learned from domestic terrorism


    Jennifer S. Holmes is Associate Professor of Political Economy and Political Science in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas

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