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Bringing the State Back into Terrorism Studies

Blakeley, Ruth (2007) Bringing the State Back into Terrorism Studies. European Political Science, 6 (3). pp. 228-235. ISSN 1680-4333. (doi:10.1057/palgrave.eps.2210139) (KAR id:2432)

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Orthodox terrorism studies tend to focus on the activities of illiberal nonstate actors against the liberal democratic states in the North. It thus excludes state terrorism, which is one of a number of repressive tools that great powers from the North have used extensively in the global South in

the service of foreign policy objectives. I establish the reasons for the absence of state terrorism from orthodox accounts of terrorism and argue that critical–normative approaches could help to overcome this major weakness.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1057/palgrave.eps.2210139
Uncontrolled keywords: state terrorism, terrorism studies, political violence, torture, repression
Subjects: J Political Science
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Ruth Blakeley
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2008 10:40 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:14 UTC
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