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Terrorism

O.P. Mishra

in Policing Delhi: Urbanization, Crime, and Law Enforcement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075950
eISBN:
9780199080892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075950.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines terrorism, which is considered to be one of the most serious challenges of internal security. It notes that the main goal of terrorism is to deter, frighten, terrify, and scare. ... More


Defending Terrorism: Justifications and Excuses for Terrorist Violence

Ben Saul

in Defining Terrorism in International Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199535477
eISBN:
9780191712197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535477.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the range of justifications, excuses, and defences available to answer a terrorist charge, as well as purported exceptions such as self-determination struggles. It then ... More


‘The Doctrine of Dynamite’: Anarchist Literature and Terrorist Violence

Deaglán Ó Donghaile

in Blasted Literature: Victorian Political Fiction and the Shock of Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640676
eISBN:
9780748651689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640676.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores late nineteenth-century anarchism, anarchist literature and terrorist violence. It first observes that printed propaganda was the most characteristic form of anarchist activity ... More


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