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Rethinking Terrorism

Terrorism, Violence and the State

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Palgrave

Pages: 272
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Rethinking World Politics

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Hardcover - 9780230573765

18 September 2015

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18 September 2015

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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...

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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.

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  • A major reassessment of terrorism in the contemporary world and its relationship to the state?
  • Shows how the historical development of the state is intimately linked to violence but makes a strong argument against the notion of 'state terrorism'?
  • A bold and original argument from a leading figure in contemporary IR scholarship?

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.

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

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

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