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Rethinking Terrorism
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 2. Owning Violence: A History of the Modern Nation State.- 3. The Modern State.- 4. Political Dissent.- 5. Political Violence: Situating Terrorism.- 6. State Terrorism.- 7. Terrorism: Justifications and Explanations.- 8. Terrorism: Types, Effects, and Organisation.- 9. Contemporary Terrorism and the War on Terror.- 10. Conclusion: Rethinking Terrorism.

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"A fascinating and thought-provoking book on a vital topic." - Richard English, University of St Andrews, UK "Engagingly written and likely to spark a whole new debate, Rethinking Terrorism provides a critical and groundbreaking analysis of the modern terrorist phenomenon." - Douglas Porpora, Drexel University, USA "A thought-provoking addition to the literature which helps us understand better the relationship between terrorism and the state." - Jonathan Powell, author of Talking to Terrorists "[A]n excellent analysis [and] an excellent book for anyone interested in understanding the crucial links between violence, terrorism and the modern state" - Samuel Makinda, Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs

About the Author

Colin Wight is Professor of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, Australia.

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"A fascinating and thought-provoking book on a vital topic." - Richard English, University of St Andrews, UK "Engagingly written and likely to spark a whole new debate, Rethinking Terrorism provides a critical and groundbreaking analysis of the modern terrorist phenomenon." - Douglas Porpora, Drexel University, USA "A thought-provoking addition to the literature which helps us understand better the relationship between terrorism and the state." - Jonathan Powell, author of Talking to Terrorists "[A]n excellent analysis [and] an excellent book for anyone interested in understanding the crucial links between violence, terrorism and the modern state" - Samuel Makinda, Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs

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