Single-Issue Terrorism: A Neglected Phenomenon?

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The willingness of some single-issue groups to use violence in the pursuit of their cause has received surprisingly little attention within the literature on terrorism. This article seeks to add to our understanding of this phenomenonnamely that of single-issue terrorismby focusing on the increasing tendency of groups within the British animal rights movement to utilize violent methods in order to achieve their objectives. The article will seek to further the argument that some single-issue groups have been willing to use violence in past campaigns, thereby highlighting the understudied nature of the phenomenon. This will be illustrated by examining the campaign of single-issue terrorism undertaken by the militant suffragettes in Britain in the 1910s.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-265
Number of pages11
JournalStudies in Conflict and Terrorism
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


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