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Whither the study of political terror? Challenges, problems and issues for a critical research agenda

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What might a critical research approach to terrorism look like? What are the challenges of including an emancipatory dimension? And what ethical and methodological hurdles are faced by the researcher investigating terrorism and political violence from a critical perspective. First: the question of who research is ?for? ? whose interests are served, who sponsors, funds and shapes the research agenda ? is never more prominent than in this field. How then, might a critical research agenda avoid replicating power relations, and still secure funding, and an audience, for critical work? How can it maintain a critical perspective under the pressure of finding concrete problem-solving answers to the real (and imagined) threats of terrorist violence, and on the basis of data that are often filtered through interested parties such as the intelligence services or the ?terrorists? themselves? What impact do constructs such as ?insider?/?outsider?, ?going native?, ?security? and ?threat? have on research agendas and methodology? What impact have recent intelligence failures had, if any, on traditional research agendas? How have these various pressures affected the quality of research, the clarity of definitions, the robustness of quantitative data, the ideological and methodological diversity of emerging work? Second: researchers who would investigate terrorism and political violence face a seemingly endless set of challenges: the ethics of and access to funding; definitional confusion and competing discourses on terror; effect of researcher identity/affiliation on access to and safety in the field; reliability and validity of sources, access to and protection of sources; physical and psychological safety; methodological challenges; and risks to academic freedom versus the ?glorification of terrorism.? The paper will conclude by sketching out a critical research code of practice and agenda for critical studies on terrorism.

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Breen Smyth, Marie. "Whither the study of political terror? Challenges, problems and issues for a critical research agenda" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association 48th Annual Convention, Hilton Chicago, CHICAGO, IL, USA, Feb 28, 2007 <Not Available>. 2016-06-08 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p178969_index.html>

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Breen Smyth, M. , 2007-02-28 "Whither the study of political terror? Challenges, problems and issues for a critical research agenda" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association 48th Annual Convention, Hilton Chicago, CHICAGO, IL, USA Online <PDF>. 2016-06-08 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p178969_index.html

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Abstract: What might a critical research approach to terrorism look like? What are the challenges of including an emancipatory dimension? And what ethical and methodological hurdles are faced by the researcher investigating terrorism and political violence from a critical perspective. First: the question of who research is ?for? ? whose interests are served, who sponsors, funds and shapes the research agenda ? is never more prominent than in this field. How then, might a critical research agenda avoid replicating power relations, and still secure funding, and an audience, for critical work? How can it maintain a critical perspective under the pressure of finding concrete problem-solving answers to the real (and imagined) threats of terrorist violence, and on the basis of data that are often filtered through interested parties such as the intelligence services or the ?terrorists? themselves? What impact do constructs such as ?insider?/?outsider?, ?going native?, ?security? and ?threat? have on research agendas and methodology? What impact have recent intelligence failures had, if any, on traditional research agendas? How have these various pressures affected the quality of research, the clarity of definitions, the robustness of quantitative data, the ideological and methodological diversity of emerging work? Second: researchers who would investigate terrorism and political violence face a seemingly endless set of challenges: the ethics of and access to funding; definitional confusion and competing discourses on terror; effect of researcher identity/affiliation on access to and safety in the field; reliability and validity of sources, access to and protection of sources; physical and psychological safety; methodological challenges; and risks to academic freedom versus the ?glorification of terrorism.? The paper will conclude by sketching out a critical research code of practice and agenda for critical studies on terrorism.


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