The Evolution and Perspectives of the Terrorism Academic Research

14 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2020

Date Written: January 20, 2020


This article examines the research methods and techniques used in academic research papers related to terrorism. This is done through an extensive review and analysis of one thousand five hundred (1,500) research papers that were published in twenty different journals within 30-years period (1990–2020). It has been observed that during the course of time, these academic papers kept a constant transformation of research methods and techniques. But with the advancement of other techniques it also requires use of various new quantitative and qualitative frameworks for the analysis to facilitate the explanation of the complex and dynamic behavior of terrorism. Finally, this research proposes a new research field entitled terrorismology.

Keywords: terrorism literature, literature review, research methods, research techniques

JEL Classification: R11, R12

Suggested Citation

Ruiz Estrada, Mario Arturo and Khan, Alam, The Evolution and Perspectives of the Terrorism Academic Research (January 20, 2020). Available at SSRN: or

Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada (Contact Author)

Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala ( email )

Ciudad Universitaria Zona 12
Guatemala, Guatemala city
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Alam Khan

KUST ( email )

Department of Economics Kohat University of Scienc
Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 26000

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