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Terrorism

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Edited by: C. A. Gearty

ISBN13: 9781855215481
ISBN: 1855215489
Published: July 1996
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



Part of a series aiming to bring together the most significant journal essays in contemporary criminology, criminal justice and penology, this volume concentrates on the works available on terrorism throughout the world, drawing from a variety of sources and disciplines.

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Contents:
The intractable problem of definition: how to define terrorism; what is terrorism?; terrorism and national security. International law: terrorism and humanitarian law - the debate over additional protocol I; the international community's ""legal"" response to terrorism; the legality of the use of armed force by Israel in Lebanon - June 1982. The right to rebel: the right to rebel; the use and abuse of political violence; the morality of terrorism. The tactics, theatre and terror of subversive violence: terrorism as a strategy of insurgency; terrorist targeting - tactics, trends and potentalities; terrorism and the mass media - a systematic analysis of symbiotic process; the terrorists' dilemmas - some implicit rules of the game; the victim of terrorism - psychiatric considerations. Rebellion in context: ETA - from secret army to social movement; the evolution, disintegration and possible reconstruction of the Northern Ireland constitution; the Saturday essay - what is terror?; individual responses to terrorism - the Italian case; the German Federal Republic's response and civil liberties; Sikh terrorism in the struggle for Khalistan; ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka and prospects of management - an empirical enquiry; Hizbollah organizations.