"Only the naive or mendacious could hold on to the category of terrorism as simply a descriptive term without any polemical charge." S. Sayyid

  • Aaronson, T. (2013) The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism (ig publishing)
  • Ahmed, N. M. (2005) The War on Truth: Disinformation and the Anatomy of Terrorism (Arris)
  • Atwan, Abdel Bari (2015) Islamic State: The Digital Caliphate (Saqi Books)
  • Cavanaugh, W. T.  (2009) The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict (OUP USA)
  • Chaliland, G. & Blin, A. [Eds.] (2007) The History of Terrorism (University of California Press)
  • Curtis, M. (2011) Secret Affairs: Britain's Collusion with Radical Islam (Profile Books)
  • Devji, F. (2008) The Terrorist in Search of Humanity: Militant Islam and Global Politics (Hurst)
  • Grey, S. (2006) Ghost Plane: The Untold Story of the CIA's Secret Rendition Programme (Hurst)
  • Hughes, S. (2008) War on Terror, Inc: Corporate Profiteering from the Politics of Fear (Verso)
  • Jackson, R. (2011) Terrorism: A Critical Introduction (Palgrave Macmillan)
  • Kundnani, A. (2014) The Muslims are Coming: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror (Verso)
  • Kurzman, K. (2011) The Missing Martyrs: Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists? (OUP USA)
  • Mueller, J. (2009) Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them (Simon and Schuster)
  • Pape, R. A. (2010) Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop it (University of Chicago Press)
  • Sageman, M. (2016) Misunderstanding Terrorism (University of Pennsylvania Press)
  • Stampnitzky, L. (2013) Disciplining Terror: How Experts Invented 'Terrorism' (Cambridge University Press)
  • Thomas, P.  (2012) Responding to the Threat of Violent Extremism: Failing to Prevent (Bloomsbury)
Mindmap source: Jackson, R. & Sinclair, S. J. (2012) Contemporary Debates on Terrorism (Routledge)