Professor Richard Jackson

IAS Spotlight Series: Pacifism and Nonviolence

University of Otago

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).