Violence, Terrorism, and Justice / Edition 1

Violence, Terrorism, and Justice / Edition 1

by Raymond Gillespie Frey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521409500

ISBN-13: 9780521409506

Pub. Date: 11/28/1991

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this volume a group of distinguished moral and social thinkers address the urgent problem of terrorism. The essays define terrorism, discuss whether the assessment of terrorist violence should be based on its consequences (beneficial or otherwise), and explore what means may be used to combat those who use violence without justification. Among other questions

Overview

In this volume a group of distinguished moral and social thinkers address the urgent problem of terrorism. The essays define terrorism, discuss whether the assessment of terrorist violence should be based on its consequences (beneficial or otherwise), and explore what means may be used to combat those who use violence without justification. Among other questions raised by the volume are: What does it mean for a people to be innocent of the acts of their government? May there not be some justification in terrorists targeting certain victims but not others? May terrorist acts be attributed to groups or to states? The collection will be of particular interest to moral and political philosophers, political scientists, legal theorists, and students of international studies and conflict resolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521409506
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1991
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Public Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Violence, terrorism and justice R. G. Frey and Christopher W. Morris; 2. What purposes can 'international terrorism' serve? Thomas C. Schelling; 3. Violent demonstrations Annette C. Baier; 4. Terrorism, rights, and political goals Virginia Held; 5. The political significance of terrorism Loren E. Lomasky; 6. Terrorism and morality Jan Narveson; 7. Which are the offers you can't refuse? Onora O'Neill; 8. Making exceptions without abandoning the principle: or how a Kantian might think about terrorism Thomas E. Hill, Jr.; 9. State and private; Red and White Alan Ryan; 10. State terrorism Jonathan Glover; 11. Nuclear hostages Gregory S. Kavka; 12. Rape as a terrorist institution Claudia Card.

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