Articles

Articles (single author)

 

Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Gendered Political Violence: Female Militancy, Conduct and Representation in Contemporary Scholarship – A Review, International Feminist Journal of Politics, 2018

The accounting for and explanation of radical, revolting and sometimes disgusting actions, whether perpetrated by men or women, should come with an even more interesting question about male and female social conformity. Is not the ultimate question actually why very few men and women rebel? Obedience to authority and social conformity is not uncharted territory but by venturing in that direction, the renewed feminist approaches to political violence and terrorism studies could gain further momentum and strike again.

Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Risk-Soaked Security imaginary: Governing Effects and Political Implications, New Perspectives. Interdisciplinary Journal of Central & East European Politics and international Relations, 2017, 25(2), pages 28-34

The ostentatious display of security discourses and measures, which are engaged in naturalising a war with no end or limit, and supported and encouraged by a catastrophic vision of impending doom, rules out one’s ability to visualise any better or more serene future. In the appearance of security, the spectre of violence is embodied in a mass-mediated panoply of highly visible and somehow intimidating militaristic arrangements. The deployment of soldiers and the presence of tanks, supposedly situated at strategic points in our cities, reinforce a permanent if ineluctable sense of being imperilled by an elusive menace. Are we not collectively instructed to believe in this unnerving and asphyxiating script that proclaims that security is a war bereft of temporal or spatial parameters?

Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, West German Radical Protest in the long 1960s, Critical Studies on Terrorism, 2016, 9, 1, pages 150-158

The question of whether and how the German student movement can be considered as a prequel to the Rote Armee Fraktion or the turn to direct action by some new Leftists be seen as a sequel to these same protests flares up periodically in German political and scholarly discussions. Clearly, the question of extreme violence is a crucial battleground in the fight to define the legacy of the 1960s.

Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Terreur, exception et résistance. Le philosophe et le politiste, Rue Descartes, 2008, 62, pages 100-103
Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Is Consensus a Genuine Democratic Value? Spanish Political Pacts against Terrorism, Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, 2008, 33, 3, pages 267-291
Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Ne pas leur faire confiance serait leur faire offense. Antiterrorisme, solidarité démocratique et identité politique, Cultures & Conflits. Sociologie politique de l’international, 2006, 61, pages 51-76
Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Suspicion et Exception, Cultures & Conflits. Sociologie politique de l’international, 2005, 58, pages 5-12
Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, European Political Identity and Democratic Solidarity after 9/11: the Spanish Case, Alternatives. Global, Local, Political, 2004, 29, 4, pages 441-464

Articles (co-authored)

 

Bigo, Didier & Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Retrouver le cercle vertueux de la libre circulation, Bruxelles Laïque Echos, 2017, 95, pages 32-35
Dexter, Helen, Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Teaching (Something About) Terrorism: Ethical and Methodological Problems, Pedagogical Suggestions, International Studies Perspectives, 2014, 15, 4, pages 374-393
Bigo, Didier, Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Northern Ireland as Metaphor: Exception, suspicion and radicalization in the War against terrorism, Security Dialogue, 2011, 42, 6, pages 483-498
Badaire, Gilles, Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre & Elwis Potier, L’échiquier de Machiavel. Economie ludique et politique de l’impensé stratégique, Prétentaine,  2011, 27/28, pages 451- 470
Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Scherrer, Amandine, Panorama des théories des Relations Internationales. Contester pour innover ?, Cultures & Conflits. Sociologie politique de l’International,  2007, 68, pages 167-173
Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre & C.A.S.E Collective, Critical Approaches to Security in Europe. A Networked Manifesto’, Security Dialogue, 2006, 37, 4, pages 443-487
Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Bigo, Didier & Andy Smith, La participation des militaires à la sécurité intérieure: Royaume-Uni, Irlande du Nord, Cultures & Conflits. Sociologie politique de l’International, 2004, 56, pages 11-34
Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Bigo, Didier, Vers une nord irlandisation du monde, Cultures & Conflits. Sociologie politique de l’International, 2004, 56, pages 171-182

Book reviews

 

Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Islamist Terrorism in Europe. A History, Peter Nesser, London, Hurst & Company, 2015

With Islamist Terrorism in Europe Peter Nesser intends to offer a comprehensive and detailed account of the historical evolution of jihadism in Western Europe from the early 1990s until 2015. In nine dense chapters, Nesser aims to unravel the dynamics that explain how and when militant jihadi cells nestled into cities across Europe and unleashed brutal attacks on European soil. The author endeavours to show that jihadi terrorism in Europe is intrinsically linked to armed organisations such as Al Qaida, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/IS) and their affiliates, whether at the ideological or operational levels. Central to the argument is how entrepreneurial jihad-veterans – sharpened and battle-hardened in various training camps and in war-torn areas around the world – have been critical in the conception and spread of violence across Europe

Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Democracy without Justice in Spain, Omar G. Encarnación, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014, Political Review Studies, 2015, 13(4): 611-612
Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Clandestine Political Violence, Donatella Della Porta, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2013, Critical Studies on Terrorism, 2015, 8(3): 534-537

In Clandestine Political Violence, Donatella Della Porta aims to present what should be a comprehensive relational and dynamic explanatory model of political violence, weaving together environmental conditions (macro level), group dynamics and organisational behaviours (mezzo) with individual impetuses and motives (micro). Della Porta draws upon her previous research into the 1970s radical left in both Italy and Germany, the radical right in Italy and her cogent understanding of the complex ethno-nationalist Basque separatist movement. She also carefully uses a more topical strand of academic literature dedicated to contemporary religious extremism with a specific emphasis on Al-Qaeda. Della Porta ushers her reader forthrightly through the mechanisms at stake within the realm of high-risk and high-cost political activism and its fatal conclusion.

Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Endgame for ETA : Elusive Peace in the Basque Country, Teresa Whitfield, London, Hurst, 2014, E-international (E-IR), September 12, 2014

Since its declaration of a definitive end to its armed activity in October 2011 and its declaration of disarmament in March 2014, ETA (Euskadi (e)Ta Askatasuna, Basque country and Freedom), a clandestine and separatist organisation that has been at the centre of Spanish political attention and controversy for more than six decades, is no more. A page has been turned on one of the last major armed separatist organisations in Europe. Still, the reasons for such a long period of violence, the subsequent hesitant peace process and the future prospects for the Basque country are phenomena begging for explanation. In her book Endgame for ETA, Teresa Whitfield rises to the challenge.

Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Satanic Purses. Money, Myth and Misinformation on the War on Terror, R. T. Naylor, Montréal, Mc Gill University Press, 2006, Global Crime, 2007, (8)3: 281-284
Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Making sense of Suicide Missions, Diego Gambetta (ed.), Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2006, Cultures & Conflits, 2006, 63: 171-174
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