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Faces of State Terrorism.

Author: Laura Westra
Publisher: Leiden : BRILL, 2012.
Series: Studies in critical social sciences.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the numerous illegal measures states use, from unlawful imprisonment and curtailing of civil liberties to torture, in the name of responding to terrorism. At the same time, it considers how trade and industrial activities terrorize people by depriving them of the natural resources they need to survive and by exposing communities to life-threatening hazardous conditions.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Westra, Laura.
Faces of State Terrorism.
Leiden : BRILL, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Westra
ISBN: 9789004225695 9004225692
OCLC Number: 795120518
Notes: The Current Resolution (A/RES/65/76).
Description: 1 online resource (253 pages).
Contents: Faces of State Terrorism; CONTENTS; FOREWORD; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER ONE; TERRORISM: A CONCEPTUAL ANALYSIS; Introduction; Aggression and Terrorism in International Law 1972-2005: Working on an Impossible Definition; One Source: Two Major Global Phenomena; The Issues: Terrorism and Collective Human Rights; The Nature of Terrorism: A General Discussion; Early Research Literature on Terrorism; Towards a Non-legal Understanding of Terrorism in Its MultipleAspects; Just War in Antiquity and Early Christianity; From Morality to Law: Hugo Grotius. From Just War to the "War on Terror"Just War and the International Human Rights; Conclusion: The "Necessity of Defending the Rule of Law"; CHAPTER TWO; TERRORISM AND CRIME; Introduction; Political Crime: History and Background of the Issue; Criminal Consequences of Terrorism; Secret Prisons and Illegal Detentions; The Deprivation of Citizens' Civil Liberties; The Material Support of Terrorism; Terrorism and Counter-terrorism Crime; CHAPTER THREE; TERRORISM: MEANS AND MOTIVES, THE QUEST FOR INDEPENDENCE AND THE LIMITS TO SELF-DEFENSE; Introduction; The Question of Justification. State Terrorism, Its Goals, Motives and Means: an EvaluationThe Moral Response to "Threats"; The Strongest Motive for Terrorism in Law and Morality:Independence and Self-Determination; Other Motives for Terrorist Attacks; State Terrorism: Various Aspects and Responses; Ecoviolence and State Terrorism; Climate Change: The Watershed Issue of Our Time; The International Community Response to Climate Changeand the Threat to Human Rights; Ecoviolence and Plunder; Self-Defense: Justification, Excuse and Duress; Justification Based on Social Background; CHAPTER FOUR. STATE TERRORISM AND ECONOMIC OPPRESSION: THE MANY"FACES" OF STATE TERRORISMIntroduction; State Terrorism and Ecocrimes: The Interface; The Self-Determination Model Revisited: Internal Aspects; The Early Background of Self-Determination; From Developing Countries' Approach to Self-Determinationto the Impact of Neo-colonialism; State-Sponsored and State-Supported Terrorism; Blacklisted States and State Terrorism; Intent, Knowledge and Genocide; Intent, Knowledge, Causality and Accountability; Genocide and Intent Revisited. Consequences of the Specific Obstacles Arisingfrom the Present Language of the Genocide ConventionOther Faces of State Terrorism; State Terrorism in Central and South America; Conclusion; CHAPTER FIVE; STATE RESPONSIBILITY: PRINCIPLES AND THEORY; Introduction: The "Age of Human Rights"?; Procedural or Substantive Human Rights?; Substantive Rights; George W. Bush: "Indictment for Torture"; The Link between "Counter-insurgency"and the "War on Terror": From Guantanamo to Abu Ghraib; The UN General Assembly Follow-Up to the Advisory Opinionon the Legality of the Threat and Use of Nuclear Weapons.
Series Title: Studies in critical social sciences.

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This book examines the numerous illegal measures states use, from unlawful imprisonment and curtailing of civil liberties to torture, in the name of responding to terrorism. At the same time, it considers how trade and industrial activities terrorize people by depriving them of the natural resources they need to survive and by exposing communities to life-threatening hazardous conditions.

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