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This book presents a definition of terrorism that is broad and descriptive and much needed to prevent misunderstanding. The book identifies the features that make terrorism ‘wrong’, including coerciveness, the violation of rights and undermining of trust. Next, it evaluates reasons given for terrorism such as the protection of human rights and the liberation of oppressed groups as not normally justified. Following this, the book identifies and evaluates international responses to terrorism, taking into account General Assembly and Security Council resolutions, United Nations conventions and criminalization in international law. It also looks at national responses which often take the shape of surveillance, detention, interrogation, trials, targeted killings, intrusion and invasion. Finally, the book discusses how, if at all, the moral norms of personal morality apply to the actions of nation states.
Actions of Nation States How Could Terrorism be Justified? Human Rights and Terrorism International Responses to Terrorism International and National Responses to Terrorism Justification of Terrorism Justification of Torture Justifications for Terrorism Moral Norms of Personal Morality Morality of Counterterrorism Political Terrorism Responses of Nation Statees to Terrorism Self Defense as Justification State Duty to Protect its Citizens State Responses to Terrorism What is Terrorism? Why is Terrorism Wrong?
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6007-3
- Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
- Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
- eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
- Print ISBN 978-94-007-6006-6
- Online ISBN 978-94-007-6007-3
- Series Print ISSN 2192-855X
- Series Online ISSN 2192-8568
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