This book responds to the Bush Administration position on the "war on terror." It examines preemption within the context of "just war"; justification for the United States-led invasion of Iraq, with some authors charging that its tactics serve to increase terror; global terrorism; and concepts such as reconciliation, Islamic identity, nationalism, and intervention.
Foreword: G. Simon HARAK, S.J. Preface: Gail M. PRESBEY Introduction: Gail M. PRESBEY Part One: Terrorism Analyzed William C. GAY: The New Reign of Terror: The Politics of Defining Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism Jennifer L. EAGAN: Enforced Homogeneity or Mutual Difference? Luce Irigaray, the War on Terrorism, and International Peace Dianna TAYLOR: Responsibility and/in Crisis Part Two: Democracy as a Remedy for Terrorism Mar PETER-RAOUL: Jihad or the Beloved Community? Benjamin R. Barber on Terrorism and Global Democracy Richard PETERSON: Violence, Power, and Identity: What Are the Conditions of Terrorism? Peter AMATO: Crisis, Terror, and Tyranny: On the Anti-Democratic Logic of Empire Part Three: The United States' "War on Terrorism" William C. GAY: Bush's National Security Strategy: A Critique of United States' Neo-Imperialis Harry van der LINDEN: Would the United States Doctrine of Preventive War Be Justified as a United Nations Doctrine? Gail M. PRESBEY: Is the United States-led Occupation of Iraq Part of the "War on Terror"? D. R. KOUKAL: The Mortal God to which We Owe Our Peace and Defense Edward J. GRIPPE: Consequentialism, Negative Responsibility, and Sacrifice: Moral Dilemmas Posed by the Post-September 11th "Shootdown" Policy Laura DUHAN KAPLAN: Jessica Lynch: Multiple Images, Multiple Realities Part Four: Terrorism Case Studies Oidinposha IMAMKHODJAEVA: Russia, Chechnya, and the Global War against Terrorism Joseph C. KUNKEL: Ethics of Terrorism and the Case of Colombia Rob GILDERT: Terrorism and Deterrent Violence: A Critique of Israel's Justification of Military Violence Oidinposha IMAMKHODJAEVA: The Role of Central Asia in the "War against Terrorism" Harry ANASTASIOU and Robert GOULD: Securing Human Rights through War and Peace: From Paradox to Opportunity Part Five: The Ethics of War Richard PETERSON: Dilemmas of Intervention: Human Rights and Neo-Colonialism John David GEIB: War and Peace in Christian Tradition: Why I Am an Engaged Christian Pacifist Wendy C. HAMBLET: Emmanuel Levinas: From "Innocent Violences" to the Ethical "Just War" About the Authors Index