Terrorism : the new world disorder / Nicholas Fotion, Boris Kashnikov and Joanne K. Lekea.
By: Fotion, N.
Contributor(s): Kashnikov, B. N. (Boris Nikolaevich) | Lekea, Ioanna K | Kashnikov, B. N. (Boris Nikolaevich) [author.] | Lekea, Ioanna K [author.].Material type: BookSeries: Think now: Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, c2007Description: xix, 187 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780826492579; 0826492576; 9780826492586; 0826492584.Subject(s): Terrorism | Terrorists | Suicide bombers | Suicide bombingsDDC classification: 303.635 Online resources: Table of contents only
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Terrorism poses an undeniable threat to societies throughout the world today. Martyr terrorism, the fastest growing form of terrorist activity, and arguably¿the most effective, has become a regular occurrence. But how has terrorist activity evolved in the last 100 years, and what¿are¿the ethical costs of terrorism?
In this informative book, three philosophers, all¿experts on the ethics of conflict, examine the various definitions of terrorism and the nature of martyr terrorism. Through accounts of terrorist campaigns, from 19th century Russian terrorism, to the 20th century campaigns in Ireland,IsraelandGreece, and contemporary campaigns inChechnya,AfghanistanandIraq, this fascinating book explores the ethical implications of terrorism from a philosophical perspective. Setting out the social, psychological and political causes of terrorism, the book interrogates the cases for and against terrorist activity in terms of just war theory.
Articulate, provocative and stimulating, this timely book is an ideal introduction to an important contemporary social issue.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -184) and index.
1. Terrorism -- On defining terrorism -- A rough characterization -- Problem -- Summary so far -- Ethical implications -- 2. Suicide/Martyr Terrorism -- Various kinds of martyrs -- Modern martyr/suicide terrorists -- Answering questions -- 3. Cases from the Recent Past -- Russian terrorism (c. 1880-1917) -- Blockades in the First World War -- Bombing of Germany during the Second World War -- Kamikaze -- The Provisional Irish Republican Army -- Aceh -- Greek terrorism -- 4. Contemporary Cases -- Sri Lanka -- Chechen terrorism -- Terrorism in the Holy Land -- Darfur -- Transnational terrorism -- War in Iraq (2003) -- 5. Political and Military Causes of Terrorism -- State-versus-state terrorism -- State terrorism within the state -- Non-state terrorism -- 6. Personal Profiles -- Mindset of non-state terrorists -- Mindset of state terrorists -- Mindset of martyr terrorists -- 7. The Future of Terrorism -- Persistence -- Motivation -- Human and financial resources -- Organization and training -- Planning -- Execution -- The victim's viewpoint -- 8. Arguments in Defence of Terrorism -- Jus ad bellum (just cause) -- Jus ad bellum (other principles) -- In bello arguments -- Conclusions concerning non-state terrorism -- Arguing for state terrorism -- 9. Arguments Against Terrorism -- Theory N -- Jus ad bellum criticism -- Jus in bello criticism -- Summary -- 10. Dealing with Terrorism -- Military recommendations -- Non-military (external) recommendations -- Non-military (internal) recommendations -- Afterthoughts.
Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- Chapter 1 Terrorism
- Chapter 2 Suicide/Martyr Terrorism
- Chapter 3 Cases from the Recent Past
- Chapter 4 Contemporary Cases
- Chapter 5 Political and Military Causes of Terrorism
- Chapter 6 Personal Profiles
- Chapter 7 The Future of Terrorism
- Chapter 8 Arguments in defence of terrorism
- Chapter 9 Arguments Against Terrorism
- Chapter 10 Dealing with Terrorism