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Age of Fear (Routledge Revivals)
Power Versus Principle in the War on Terror

ISBN 9780415732918
Published April 10, 2015 by Routledge
220 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 2004 in the immediate wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, this is an accessible commentary intended to provoke thought and debate on the topic of terrorism. In a collection of challenging essays, questions consider the causes of terrorism and why post-modern terrorism is different. The essays are divided into three key sections, first investigating the civilizational roots and dimensions of contemporary terrorism, next examining the Bush administration’s approach, and finally, considering the complex and changing relationship between fear and freedom. Written by a leading scholar in Middle East and Asian Studies, this comprehensive reissue will be of particular value to students of international relations and terrorism studies, as well as the more general reader with an interest in the global issues faced in the age of contemporary terrorism.

Table of Contents

Preface: Like All Ordinary Mortals; Acknowledgements;  1. Age of Fear  2. Who Is a Terrorist?  Part I: Culture, Fear and the Roots of Terror  3. Clash of Civilizations? No, of National Interests and Principals  4. Hatred, Harmony and the Causes of Terror  5. The Fear of Islam  6. Terror in Southeast Asia: Local or Global?  7. Pakistan: Riding the Terrorist Tiger  8. South Asia: The Many Faces of Terror  9. Palestinians at "Terrorists";  Part II: America’s Fears and the Fear of America  10. Unipolar World, Unilateral Hegemon  11. 1991 and 2001  12. Dubya’s Dangerous, Divisive Doctrine  13. Why a Second Gulf War Is not in Asia’s Interest  14. The War in Iraq: Morality or the National Interest?  15. Fear, Power and Empire  16. Coalition of the Willing or Coalition of the Coaxed and Coerced?  17. Debating the Gulf War  18. How Will Mr Bush Run the World?  19. Coping with American Power;  Part III: Politics and Principles in the Age of Fear  20. Terrorism and Democracy  21. The Retreat of History?  22. Fear and Freedom in the Arab World  23. Fighting Terror in Southeast Asia  24. Asia Between America and Europe  25. Asia’s Response to the Bush Doctrine  26. Terror and the Asian Balance of Power  27. India from Nehru to Curzon  28. Howard’s Corollary  29. An Opportunity for Global Order Reform  30. Waging the "War on Terror": Singapore’s Responses and Dilemmas;  Epilogue  31. When the War Was (Not) Over  32. The Age of Fear: A Year After Iraq;  Further Reading;  How This Book Evolved

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