An Intellectual History of Terror: War, Violence and the State

An Intellectual History of Terror: War, Violence and the State

by Mikkel Thorup

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415622196
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/27/2012
Series: Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mikkel Thorup is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Philosophy and the History of Ideas, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: To Terrorize and to Theorize Part 1: Investigative Signposts 2. Killing Words: On Justifying Violence 3. The Violently Privileged: On the State 4. Beyond the Line: On Frontierlands Part 2: Archive of Terrors 5. Terror as Fright: The Concept of Terror before the French Revolution 6. Terror as Policy: The Concept of Terror during the French Revolution 7. Terror as Crime: The Concept of Terror after the French Revolution Part 3: Pirates and Terrorists 8. Pirates and Barbarians: the Barbary ‘Axis of Piracy’ and Western ‘Anti-Terror’-Campaigns 9. Enemy of Humanity: the Anti-Piracy Discourse in Present Day Anti-Terrorism 10. State Pirates: Warriors in the Maritime Frontierland Part 4: States of Terror, States of Humanity 11. All Talk and No Security: the Securitist Critique of the Liberal Democracy’s Irresponsibility 12. The Humanitarian Sovereign: Cosmopolitan Warfare in the New Global Frontierland

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