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  • Walking Away from Terrorismby John Horgan

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 43.95

    This accessible new book looks at how and why individuals leave terrorist movements, and considers the lessons and implications that emerge from this process. Focusing on the tipping points for disengagement from groups such as Al Qaeda, the IRA and the UVF, this volume is informed by the dramatic and sometimes extraordinary accounts that the terrorists... more...

  • The End of Warby John Horgan

    McSweeney's 2012; US$ 9.99

    War is a fact of human nature. As long as we exist, it exists. That's how the argument goes. But longtime Scientific American writer John Horgan disagrees. Applying the scientific method to war leads Horgan to a radical conclusion: biologically speaking, we are just as likely to be peaceful as violent. War is not preordained, and furthermore, it... more...

  • Great Irish Reportageby John Horgan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 23.98

    Reports and dispatches from Ireland's finest writers: the first-ever anthology of Irish reportage. Alongside its world-famous tradition of great fiction, Ireland has a less well known but thrilling tradition of reportage: journalism, dispatches and eyewitness accounts. From Elizabeth Bowen to Colm Toibin, from Flann O'Brien to Maeve Binchy,... more...

  • The End Of Scienceby John Horgan

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 17.99

    As staff writer for Scientific American, John Horgan has a window on contemporary science unsurpassed in all the world. Who else routinely interviews the likes of Lynn Margulis, Roger Penrose, Francis Crick, Richard Dawkins, Freeman Dyson, Murray Gell-Mann, Stephen Jay Gould, Stephen Hawking, Thomas Kuhn, Chris Langton, Karl Popper, Stephen Weinberg,... more...

  • Irish Mediaby John Horgan

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 41.95

    Irish Media: A Critical History maps the landscape of media in Ireland from the foundation of the modern state in 1922 to the present. Covering all principal media forms, print and electronic, in the Republic and in Northern Ireland, John Horgan shows how Irish history and politics have shaped the media of Ireland and, in turn, have been shaped by... more...

  • The Psychology of Terrorismby John Horgan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    This new edition of John Horgan's critically acclaimed book is fully revised and expanded. The book presents a critical analysis of our existing knowledge and understanding of terrorist psychology. Despite the on-going search for a terrorist pathology, the most insightful and evidence-based research to date not only illustrates the lack of any... more...

  • Rational Mysticismby John Horgan

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 14.99

    John Horgan, author of the best-selling The End of Science, chronicles the most advanced research into the mechanics—and meaning—of mystical experiences. How do trances, visions, prayer, satori, and other mystical experiences “work?? What induces and defines them? Is there a scientific explanation for religious mysteries and transcendent meditation?... more...

  • Leaving Terrorism Behindby Tore Bjorgo; John Horgan

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 46.95

    This new edited volume expands our understanding of the processes by which individuals and groups disengage from terrorism. While there has been a growing awareness of the need to understand and prevent processes of radicalization into terrorism, disengagement and deradicalization from terrorism have long been neglected areas in research on terrorism.... more...

  • The Future of Terrorismby John Horgan; Max Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    These papers from a meeting on terrorism in Cork in 1999 include: the effects of changing geo-politics on terrorism; strategic and tactical responses to innovations in terrorism; the changing nature of terrorism; the threat of weapons of mass destruction; and single-issue terrorism. more...

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