This study places terrorist acts in Europe in their historical perspective by examining terrorist and anarchist movements in late nineteenth century Europe. The political and legal aspects of modern terrorism are discussed in detail and the themes and variation in political terrorism are examined fully. In addition, selected case studies of contemporary terrorist movements are considered in the context of the political tradition of the particular country. A comprehensive picture of European terrorism, in its historical and more contemporary ideological and political aspects emerges from this work.
Introduction Yonah Alexander and Kenneth Myers 1. Propaganda by the Deed: Terrorism and Anarchist Theory in Late Nineteenth-century Europe Marie Fleming 2. Some Aspects of Individual Terrorism: A Case Study of the Schwartzbard Affair Yosef Nedava 3. Political Terrorism in Western Europe: Some Themes and Variations Dennis Pluchinsky 4. The European community nd Terrorism: Political and Legal Aspects Juliet Lodge with David Freestone 5. The Red Brigades and the Italian Political Tradition Richard Drake 6. Spain’s Internal Security: The Basque Autonomous Police Force Jose A. Trevino 7. Germany: From Protest to Terrorism Schura Cook 8. The Abrogation of Domestic Human Rights: Northern Ireland and the Rule of British Law Matthew Lippman