Rethinking Terrorism: Terrorism, Violence and the State (Rethinking World Politics 1st ed. 2015)

Rethinking Terrorism: Terrorism, Violence and the State (Rethinking World Politics 1st ed. 2015)

By: Colin Wight (author)Paperback

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A major new text on terrorism in the contemporary world. Terrorism, Colin Wight argues, is not only a form of political violence but also a form of political communication and can only be understood - and countered effectively - in the context of its relationship to the state.

About Author

Colin Wight is Professor of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Contents

1. Introduction.- 2. Owning Violence: A History of the Modern Nation State.- 3. The Modern State.- 4. Political Dissent.- 5. Political Violence: Situating Terrorism.- 6. State Terrorism.- 7. Terrorism: Justifications and Explanations.- 8. Terrorism: Types, Effects, and Organisation.- 9. Contemporary Terrorism and the War on Terror.- 10. Conclusion: Rethinking Terrorism.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780230573772
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780230573772
  • weight: 3455
  • ISBN10: 0230573770
  • edition: 1st ed. 2015

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