War and State Terrorism: The United States, Japan, and the Asia-Pacific in the Long Twentieth Century

War and State Terrorism: The United States, Japan, and the Asia-Pacific in the Long Twentieth Century

by Mark Selden
     
 

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Tracing the course of conflicts throughout Asia in the past century, this groundbreaking volume is the first to explore systematically the nexus of war and state terrorism. Challenging states' definitions of terrorism, which routinely exclude their own behavior, the book focuses especially on the nature of Japanese and American wars and crimes of war. This rare… See more details below

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Tracing the course of conflicts throughout Asia in the past century, this groundbreaking volume is the first to explore systematically the nexus of war and state terrorism. Challenging states' definitions of terrorism, which routinely exclude their own behavior, the book focuses especially on the nature of Japanese and American wars and crimes of war. This rare comparative perspective examines the ways in which state terror leads to civilian casualties, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. In counterbalance, they discuss anti-war movements and international efforts to protect human rights. This interdisciplinary volume will resonate with readers searching for a deeper understanding of an era dominated by war and terror.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781417503506
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/26/2004
Series:
War and Peace Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
1 MB

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