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Rethinking Terrorism By Colin Wight

Rethinking Terrorism

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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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Rethinking Terrorism: Terrorism, Violence and the State by Colin Wight

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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Rethinking Terrorism Reviews


"A fascinating and thought-provoking book on a vital topic." - Richard English, University of St Andrews, UK "Engagingly written and likely to spark a whole new debate, Rethinking Terrorism provides a critical and groundbreaking analysis of the modern terrorist phenomenon." - Douglas Porpora, Drexel University, USA "A thought-provoking addition to the literature which helps us understand better the relationship between terrorism and the state." - Jonathan Powell, author of Talking to Terrorists "[A]n excellent analysis [and] an excellent book for anyone interested in understanding the crucial links between violence, terrorism and the modern state" - Samuel Makinda, Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs

About Colin Wight


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

Table of 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.

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GOR010753357
Rethinking Terrorism: Terrorism, Violence and the State by Colin Wight
Colin Wight
Rethinking World Politics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Macmillan Education UK
2015-08-28
272
0230573770
9780230573772
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