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Drawing a Distinction Between Political ‘Terror’ and ‘Terrorism’

Anthony Richards

in Conceptualizing Terrorism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198746966
eISBN:
9780191809255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746966.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter attempts to draw a distinction between ‘terrorism’ and ‘political terror’ (and in particular ‘state terror’), arguing that, while the latter might entail either the physical elimination ... More


Crimes of Art + Terror

Frank Lentricchia and Jody McAuliffe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226472058
eISBN:
9780226472089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226472089.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Do killers, artists, and terrorists need one another? This book explores the disturbing adjacency of literary creativity to violence and even political terror. The book begins by anchoring the ... More


The Role of Political Rights in the Democratization of Central and Eastern Europe

Jiří Přibáň and Wojciech Sadurski

in Political Rights Under Stress in 21st Century Europe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199296033
eISBN:
9780191700736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296033.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Political terror had not vanished from the region of Central and Eastern Europe by the 1970s and 1980s, but was limited and exercised only against a tiny minority of dissident groups and human rights ... More


Coming to Our Senses: Anthropology and Genocide

Nancy Scheper-Hughes

in Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230286
eISBN:
9780520927575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230286.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers several issues on the anthropological insights taken from a study of structural dynamics. It shows that anthropologists have been influenced to overlook the forms of political ... More


Taking rights seriously? Official policy and actual practice

Randall Peerenboom

in China Modernizes: Threat to the West or Model for the Rest?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199226122
eISBN:
9780191696183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226122.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter presents a brief overview of the official human rights policy of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and examines China's record on personal integrity rights and civil and political ... More


Anticommunism and Political Terror

Nick Fischer

in Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040023
eISBN:
9780252098222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040023.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how political terror was used in the interwar period as yet another weapon in the campaign waged by the anticommunist movement. Several incidents of political terror that ... More


The Meaning of Terrorism: Academic Perspectives

Anthony Richards

in Conceptualizing Terrorism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198746966
eISBN:
9780191809255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746966.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

The chapter begins by drawing a distinction between terrorism and political terror (including state terror). It goes on to argue that, although an agreed definition has remained elusive within ... More


Of Bitter Passions

Mushirul Hasan

in Moderate or Militant: Images of India's Muslims

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695311
eISBN:
9780199081509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695311.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter discusses the strains and stresses resulting from the images of Muslim communities, partition, and a series of shattering events such as the demolition of the Babri Masjid on 6 December ... More


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