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Robert W. White (email: is Professor of Sociology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). His books include Out of the Ashes: An Oral History of the Irish Republican Movement (2017) and Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, the Life and Politics of an Irish Revolutionary (2006). He has also produced two online, open-access documentaries, Unfinished Business: The Politics of ‘Dissident’ Irish Republicans (2012, and Cumann na mBan: The Women’s Army (2019, A recent article (co-authored with Tijen Demirel-Pegg and Vijay Lulla), “Terrorism, counterterrorism, and the ‘rule of law’: State repression and ‘shoot to kill’ in Northern Ireland” (Irish Political Studies, online), concludes that the security forces did pursue a shoot to kill policy between 1982 and 1992.

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