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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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Abstract

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
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2432 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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