State Terror, State Violence

Global Perspectives

  • Bettina Koch

Part of the Staat – Souveränität – Nation book series (SSN)

About this book


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.


The Content


- Cases


Target Groups

Researchers and students from the field of political and social science


The Editor

Bettina Koch is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA (USA).


International Law Legitimacy Sovereignty Terrorism Violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Bettina Koch
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceVirginia Polytech. Inst. and State Department of Political ScienceBLACKSBURGUSA

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