Synopses & Reviews
"This book merits careful reading by anyone concerned with determining the moral foundations for the use of force. Not only will the reader be provoked to weigh a number of issues about state terrorism otherwise preempted by 'group think' pressures, but reconsideration of popular beliefs about appropriate responses to insurgent violence will also be found in order." Robert S. Ashmore, ASQ
A collection of essays defines terrorism, considers whether the assessment of terrorist violence should be based on its consequences (beneficial or otherwise), and explores what means may be used to combat those who use it without justification.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Violence, terrorism and justice R. G. Frey and Christopher W. Morris; 2. What purposes can 'international terrorism' serve? Thomas C. Schelling; 3. Violent demonstrations Annette C. Baier; 4. Terrorism, rights, and political goals Virginia Held; 5. The political significance of terrorism Loren E. Lomasky; 6. Terrorism and morality Jan Narveson; 7. Which are the offers you can't refuse? Onora O'Neill; 8. Making exceptions without abandoning the principle: or how a Kantian might think about terrorism Thomas E. Hill, Jr.; 9. State and private; Red and White Alan Ryan; 10. State terrorism Jonathan Glover; 11. Nuclear hostages Gregory S. Kavka; 12. Rape as a terrorist institution Claudia Card.