Rethinking Terrorism: Terrorism, Violence And The State by Colin WightRethinking Terrorism: Terrorism, Violence And The State by Colin Wight

Rethinking Terrorism: Terrorism, Violence And The State

byColin Wight

Paperback | August 28, 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 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.
Title:Rethinking Terrorism: Terrorism, Violence And The StateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pagesPublished:August 28, 2015Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230573770

ISBN - 13:9780230573772


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.

Editorial 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