Terrorism, Security, and Nationality: An Introductory Study in Applied Political Philosophy

Routledge (1994)
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Terrorism, Security and Nationality shows how the concepts and methods of political philosophy can be applied to the practical problems of terrorism, state violence and national security. The book clarifies a wide range of issues in applied political philosophy, including the ethics of war, theories of state and nation, the relationship between communities and nationalisms, and the uneasy balance of human rights and national security. Ethnicity, national identity and the interests of the state, concepts commonly cited to justify terrorist acts, all imply starkly contrasting notions of what constitutes a political community. Paul Gilbert examines the reasons for political violence and the plausibility of such justifications. He investigates notions of terrorism as unjust war and as political crime and concludes by considering the proper response of the state to political violence.
Keywords Terrorism  Nationalism  National security  Political science Philosophy
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Call number HV6431.G54 1994
ISBN(s) 0415091764   9780415091756   0415091756   9780415091763
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