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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, Israel and Greece, and contemporary campaigns in Chechnya, Afghanistan and Iraq, 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.

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This book explores the philosophical implications of and for Terrorism, a hugely topical contemporary issue.

Synopsis:

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, Israel and Greece, and contemporary campaigns in Chechnya, Afghanistan and Iraq, 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.

Table of Contents

Preface   

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

BibliographyIndex

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826492586
Author:
Fotion, Nicholas
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Author:
Kashnikov, Boris
Author:
Lekea, Joanne K.
Author:
Fotion, N.
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Terrorists
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
Philosophy | Ethics
Subject:
General Philosophy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Think Now
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.72 x 5.36 x 0.69 in

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History and Social Science » Military » Terrorism Mercenaries and Guerrillas
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Peace and War
Humanities » Philosophy » Ethics
Reference » Science Reference » Philosophy of Science

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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, Israel and Greece, and contemporary campaigns in Chechnya, Afghanistan and Iraq, 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.

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