Rethinking Terrorism: Terrorism, Violence And The State

Paperback | September 18, 2015

byColin Wight

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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 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.

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.51 × 5.51 × 0.54 inPublished:September 18, 2015Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230573770

ISBN - 13:9780230573772

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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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"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