States of Terror

States of Terror
History, Theory, Literature

by David Simpson

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2019-03-08
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 022660036X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How have we come to depend so greatly on the words terror and terrorism to describe broad categories of violence? David Simpson offers here a philology of terror, tracking the concept’s long, complicated history across literature, philosophy, political science, and theology—from Plato to NATO. Introducing the concept of the “fear-terror cluster,” Simpson is able to capture the wide range of terms that we have used to express extreme emotional states over the centuries—from anxiety, awe, and concern to dread, fear, and horror. He shows that the choices we make among such words to describe shades of feeling have seriously shaped the attribution of motives, causes, and effects of the word “terror” today, particularly when violence is deployed by or against the state. At a time when terror-talk is widely and damagingly exploited by politicians and the media, this book unpacks the slippery rhetoric of terror and will prove a vital resource across humanistic and social sciences disciplines.

State Terror, State Violence

State Terror, State Violence
Global Perspectives

by Bettina Koch

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2015-12-16
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN : 365811181X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The volume critically discusses theoretical discourses and theoretically informed case studies on state violence and state terror. How do states justify their acts of violence? How are these justifications critiqued? Although legally state terrorism does not exist, some states nonetheless commit acts of violence that qualify as state terror as a social fact. In which cases and under what circumstances do (illegitimate) acts of violence qualify as state terrorism? Geographically, the volume covers cases and discourses from the Caucasus, South East and Central Asia, the Middle East, and North America.

States of Terror

States of Terror
Democracy and Political Violence

by Peter Taylor

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Israel: The State of Terror Behind the Mask of Victimization

Israel: The State of Terror Behind the Mask of Victimization
A Book

by Ernst Cole

  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release : 2015-05-16
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 132914077X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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If you want information about the influence of Zionism, this book is for you. The world has been under the thumb of the elite for a very long time. The truth in history is hard to find because history is written by the "winners". We are truly the serfs of the elite and I fear for my children's future. This should be required reading material. American is no longer the America our founding fathers intended for us.

States of Terror

States of Terror
Begoña Aretxaga's Essays

by Begoña Aretxaga

  • Publisher : Basque Studies Program/322
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Collection of essays by Basque anthropologist Begoäna Aretxaga on political violence, gender and nationalism, and the political culture of Basque youth"--Provided by publisher.

State of Terror

State of Terror
A Book

by Hillary Rodham Clinton,Louise Penny

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2021-10-12
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1529079713
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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‘A rip-roaring, brilliant page-turner, but it’s also timely, cheeky, important and wonderfully, courageously provocative. What great fun!’ James Patterson ‘Clinton and Penny are each a force on their own - put together they are unstoppable’ Karin Slaughter ‘Smart and fast and twisty, State of Terror is a dazzlingly unpredictable political thriller. I loved it’ Kathy Reichs Take a ringside seat in the high-stakes world of international politics . . . After a tumultuous period in American politics, a new administration has just been sworn in. Secretary of State, Ellen Adams, is determined to do her duty for her country. But she is about to face a horrifying international threat . . . A young foreign service officer has received a baffling text from an anonymous source. Too late, she realizes it was a hastily coded warning. Then a series of bus bombs devastate Europe, heralding the rise of a new rogue terrorist organisation who will stop at nothing in their efforts to develop their own nuclear arsenal. As Ellen unravels the damaging effects of the former presidency on international politics, she must also contemplate the unthinkable: that the last president of the United States was more than just an ineffectual leader. Was he also a traitor to his country? From the number one bestselling authors Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny comes a novel of unsurpassed thrills and incomparable insider expertise.

War and State Terrorism

War and State Terrorism
The United States, Japan, and the Asia-Pacific in the Long Twentieth Century

by Mark Selden,Alvin Y. So

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN : 9780742523913
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tracing the course of conflicts throughout Asia in the past century, this groundbreaking volume is the first to explore systematically the nexus of war and state terrorism. Challenging states' definitions of terrorism, which routinely exclude their own behavior, the book focuses especially on the nature of Japanese and American wars and crimes of war. This rare comparative perspective examines the ways in which state terror leads to civilian casualties, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. In counterbalance, they discuss anti-war movements and international efforts to protect human rights. This interdisciplinary volume will resonate with readers searching for a deeper understanding of an era dominated by war and terror.

States of Terror Volume One

States of Terror Volume One
A Book

by Matt Lewis

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016-05-20
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 9780692317280
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This new collection of legendary monster stories features 18 fiction writers and 23 artists re-imagining their mythologies for the 21st century.

States of Terror

States of Terror
Death Squads Or Development?

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 135
  • ISBN : 9781852870195
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contemporary State Terrorism

Contemporary State Terrorism
Theory and Practice

by Richard Jackson,Eamon Murphy,Scott Poynting

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2009-09-10
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1135245169
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume aims to ‘bring the state back into terrorism studies’ and fill the notable gap that currently exists in our understanding of the ways in which states employ terrorism as a political strategy of internal governance or foreign policy. Within this broader context, the volume has a number of specific aims. First, it aims to make the argument that state terrorism is a valid and analytically useful concept which can do much to illuminate our understanding of state repression and governance, and illustrate the varieties of actors, modalities, aims, forms, and outcomes of this form of contemporary political violence. Secondly, by discussing a rich and diverse set of empirical case studies of contemporary state terrorism this volume explores and tests theoretical notions, generates new questions and provides a resource for further research. Thirdly, it contributes to a critical-normative approach to the study of terrorism more broadly and challenges dominant approaches and perspectives which assume that states, particularly Western states, are primarily victims and not perpetrators of terrorism. Given the scarceness of current and past research on state terrorism, this volume will make a genuine contribution to the wider field, particularly in terms of ongoing efforts to generate more critical approaches to the study of political terrorism. This book will be of much interest to students of critical terrorism studies, critical security studies, terrorism and political violence and political theory in general. Richard Jackson is Reader in International Politics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is the founding editor of the Routledge journal, Critical Studies on Terrorism and the convenor of the BISA Critical Studies on Terrorism Working Group (CSTWG). Eamon Murphy is Professor of History and International Relations at Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia. Scott Poynting is Professor in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University.

States of Terror

States of Terror
History, Theory, Literature

by David Simpson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-03-08
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 022660022X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How have we come to depend so greatly on the words terror and terrorism to describe broad categories of violence? David Simpson offers here a philology of terror, tracking the concept's long, complicated history across literature, philosophy, political science, and theology--from Plato to NATO. Introducing the concept of the "fear-terror cluster," Simpson is able to capture the wide range of terms that we have used to express extreme emotional states over the centuries--from anxiety, awe, and concern to dread, fear, and horror. He shows that the choices we make among such words to describe shades of feeling have seriously shaped the attribution of motives, causes, and effects of the word "terror" today, particularly when violence is deployed by or against the state. At a time when terror-talk is widely and damagingly exploited by politicians and the media, this book unpacks the slippery rhetoric of terror and will prove a vital resource across humanistic and social sciences disciplines.

States of War since 9/11

States of War since 9/11
Terrorism, Sovereignty and the War on Terror

by Alex Houen

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-02-03
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1135095981
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This multidisciplinary edited volume explores how the spread of the 'War on Terror' has entwined matters of state sovereignty and states of war into mutually affecting relations. Pre-emptive attacks on terrorist groups in ‘rogue’ states, ‘outsourcing’ of state militancy and the mutable state of armed conflict required to wage a ‘hybrid war’ have increasingly been issues for the War on Terror. Moreover, such measures have seen the spread of this war to countries such as Israel, Russia, Ethiopia, and Uganda, all of whom have justified their own attacks in other nation-states as a war of ‘self-defence’ against terrorism. States of War since 9/11 offers a timely, innovative analysis of how the War on Terror has taken on different modes of militancy and militarisation in spreading to different nation-states and regions. Featuring a multidisciplinary line-up of eminent contributors, the book ranges in reference from the early stages of the war up to France’s 2013 intervention in Mali. Part One examines the various modes of war and militarisation that have been employed in particular nation-states, including Afghanistan, Russia and Chechnya, and Israel and Palestine. Part Two examines how the war’s innovations have more generally involved ‘just war theory’, biopolitics and sovereignty, networked battlespace, new military urbanism, citizenship, homeland security and surveillance. Overall, this book offers a fresh insight into how states have attempted to secure their own bounds by extending the boundaries of war itself. This book will be of much interest to students of critical terrorism studies, foreign policy and IR in general.

Terrorism and the State

Terrorism and the State
A Critique of Domination Through Fear

by William D. Perdue

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN : 0275931404
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is an intriguing volume on the political economy of terrorism. Emphasizing the role of ideological systems and the media in the definition of political violence, this book is theoretical, historical, and critical. Perdue suggests that there is presently a double standard of terrorism--one for the state and the other for its opponents--and reframes the terrorism debate. A historical review supports a revisionist position that places the issue in the context of global relations. Perdue proceeds through the investigation of historically grounded cases to systematically analyze state terrorism.

Terror, Force, and States

Terror, Force, and States
The Path from Modernity

by Rosemary H. T. O'Kane

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 1996-01-01
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 9781782542278
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The lessons drawn suggest that the Holocaust and modern genocide are not intrinsically related to modernity. Terror regimes, she argues, operate not through the state but from behind a state facade within a secret society. Economic crisis is given prominence in their explanation with the decisive explanatory factor argued to be the move from plans to substantive irrationality. Indeed it is the economic rationality of modern society, most particularly in respect to labour markets, which acts as the barrier to terror's rule.

Terrorism Studies, the United States and Terrorist Violence in the Global South

Terrorism Studies, the United States and Terrorist Violence in the Global South
A Book

by Sam Raphael,King's College London. Department of War Studies

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This thesis investigates the veracity of claims made by several prior studies - but adequately demonstrated by none thus far- that the research output from the mainstream academic field of 'terrorism studies' is highly selective, politically biased, and serves a distinct ideological function for prevailing political elites. It does this through employing an important case study throughout: the thesis explores the ways in which the research output from the field has reflected upon, framed and analysed terrorist violence within (and from) the global South. It achieves this by engaging in a systematic critical analysis of the research output from 16 prominent terrorism experts who have had a direct input into the counterterrorism policymaking process in the United States, between the years 1980 and 2005. -- In so doing, it finds that overall, and notwithstanding occasional exceptions and nuances within the expert literature, when assessing terrorism violence within (and from) the South this research output has been based upon a highly selective treatment of the subject. There has been, throughout, a primary focus by the experts on violence which is perceived to pose a threat to US national security interests. Moreover, through a heavy reliance upon official government sources, the recycling of 'facts' with little or no empirical foundation, and the widespread silencing of evidence which points to the use of terrorism by US-backed forces, the core expertise has served a distinct ideological function for the US Government. Specifically, it has largely, although not uniformly, acted to insulate US Government terrorism discourse and US counterterrorism practice from critique, and thereby legitimise US coercive intervention in the South under the rubric of multiple 'wars on terror'.

The State and 'terrorists' in Nepal and Northern Ireland

The State and 'terrorists' in Nepal and Northern Ireland
The Social Construction of State Terrorism

by Priya Dixit

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN : 9780719091766
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is about states' use of 'terrorism' to label others, especially specific groups within their own political territories and how such usage is legitimated. The two contexts examined are British labellings of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in the 1970s-1990s and Nepal's use of 'terrorism' to describe Maoists in the post '9/11' era. The first part of the book situates it within scholarship on states and 'terrorists', two terms that are not often studied together in Terrorism Studies. Then, a rhetorical analytical approach to studying official representations of IRA and Maoists as 'terrorist' is provided. This is followed by empirical analysis of Nepal and Northern Ireland, and then a chapter which draws attention to the politics of representing others as 'terrorist' in the United States in the context of the 'war on terror'. The focus is on how language was used to label others as 'terrorist' and how this changed. This is a useful book because it outlines how rhetorical practices and ways of describing others exhibit similarities across geographical regions and before and after '9/11'. As such, discussions of there being a 'new terrorism' need to take into account that states have been utilizing similar representational strategies to label and marginalise others as 'terrorist' since before '9/11'. Overall, this book directs attention to how 'states' and 'terrorists' in Britain and Nepal formed in relation to each other and how 'terrorism' was used as a delegitimating strategy, leading to the formation of 'suspect communities' and increased 'terroristisation' of society. In this way, it suggests that the variability of 'terrorism' allows states to establish and legitimate specific practices against its others but also could be a source for resistance, as noted in the case of Nepal in 2006. This book will be valuable for scholars and students of critical terrorism studies, those who study the state and its identity-formation and scholars of Nepal and small states in the international system. It will also be of use to those interested in rhetorical analysis and media/cultural studies.

The New "reign of Terror" in the Slaveholding States

The New 'reign of Terror' in the Slaveholding States
A Book

by William Lloyd Garrison

  • Publisher : Ayer Company Pub
  • Release : 1969
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The United States, the "war on Terror", Rendition and the Council of Europe

The United States, the 'war on Terror', Rendition and the Council of Europe
A Book

by Alexia Latsou

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Lesser Terror

The Lesser Terror
Soviet State Security, 1939-1953

by Michael Parrish

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : 0275951138
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The documented history of Soviet terror from 1939 to 1953.

The Terror Years

The Terror Years
From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State

by Lawrence Wright

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2016-08-23
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0385352077
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright became generally acknowledged as one of our major journalists writing on terrorism in the Middle East. Here, in ten powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker, he recalls the path that terror in the Middle East has taken, from the rise of al-Qaeda in the 1990s to the recent beheadings of reporters and aid workers by ISIS. The Terror Years draws on several articles he wrote while researching The Looming Tower, as well as many that he’s written since, following where and how al-Qaeda and its core cultlike beliefs have morphed and spread. They include a portrait of the “man behind bin Laden,” Ayman al-Zawahiri, and the tumultuous Egypt he helped spawn; an indelible impression of Saudi Arabia, a kingdom of silence under the control of the religious police; the Syrian film industry, at the time compliant at the edges but already exuding a feeling of the barely masked fury that erupted into civil war; the 2006–11 Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza, a study in the disparate value of human lives. Other chapters examine al-Qaeda as it forms a master plan for its future, experiences a rebellion from within the organization, and spins off a growing web of worldwide terror. The American response is covered in profiles of two FBI agents and the head of the intelligence community. The book ends with a devastating piece about the capture and slaying by ISIS of four American journalists and aid workers, and our government’s failed response. On the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11, The Terror Years is at once a unifying recollection of the roots of contemporary Middle Eastern terrorism, a study of how it has grown and metastasized, and, in the scary and moving epilogue, a cautionary tale of where terrorism might take us yet.