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Terrorism, Security and Nationality

An Introductory Study in Applied Political Philosophy, 1st Edition

By Paul Gilbert

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200 pages

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Terrorism, Security and Nationality shows how the ideas and techniques of political philosophy can be applied to the practical problems of terrorism, State violence and national identity. In doing so it clarifies a wide range of issues in applied political philosophy including ethics of war; theories of state and nation; the relationship between communities and nationalisms; human rightss and national security.

Paul Gilbert identifies conflicting conceptiona of civil strife by different political communities and investigates notions of terrorism both as unjust war and as political crime. He concludes by considering the proper response of the State to political violence.

Reviews

'Intricate, subtle and invariably penetrating arguments.' - Terrorism and Political Violence

'One of the many merits of this tightly written, demanding book is that it challenges the reader to re-think both general assumptions about political theory and the ways in which the criminal law is enforced.' - Political Studies

'Gilbert provides a thorough, thoughtful and considered analysis of questions many find too emotive to deal with.' - Philosophy Today

'One of the many merits of this tightly written, demanding book is that it challenges the reader to re-think both general assumptions about political theory and the ways in which the criminal law is enforced.' - Political Studies

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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PHILOSOPHY / General