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Book review: 'How terror evolves: the emergence and spread of terrorist techniques', by Yannick Veilleux-Lepage

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Oliver Mihell-Hale

University of Nottingham, GB
About Oliver
Oliver is a Doctoral Researcher at the School of Politics and International Relations. His thesis focuses on the variation of types of violence observed in different strategies of terrorism. He seeks to identify patterns and explain why particular types of violence can be associated with particular terrorist strategies.
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Abstract

Yannick Veilleux-Lepage explores how terrorist techniques are adopted, changed, adjusted and abandoned over time, using the history of aircraft hijacking as a case study. He employs a refreshing and original approach to tracking the processes of aircraft hijacking over time, treating the development of terrorist techniques as analogous to Darwinian evolutionary thought. The book provides a novel outlook on the origins of terrorist techniques, their evolution, and development. The argument is convincing and sound throughout, and well-illustrated to ensure that the book is not just a highly informative read but an engaging one too. This book will be refreshing to experts and rewarding for novices in the field.

How to Cite: Mihell-Hale, O., 2022. Book review: 'How terror evolves: the emergence and spread of terrorist techniques', by Yannick Veilleux-Lepage. Contemporary Voices: St Andrews Journal of International Relations, 1(1), p.None. DOI: http://doi.org/10.15664/jtr.1661
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Published on 02 Nov 2022.
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