State terror, state violence : global perspectives / Bettina Koch, editor
- Wiesbaden : Springer VS, 2016.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Koch, Bettina, 1964-
- Contributors; Terror, Violence, Coercion: States and the Use of (Il)legitimate Force; 1 Overview of Chapters; References; Part I ; Foundations; International Law and the Use of Armed Force by States; 1 Introduction; 2 Four Domains of International Law; 2.1 Law on the Use of Force; 2.2 International Humanitarian Law; 2.3 International Human Rights Law; 2.4 International Criminal Law; 3 International Courts; 3.1 Inter-State Dispute Courts; 3.2 Human Rights Courts; 3.3 International Criminal Court and Tribunals; 4 Concluding Remarks; References, Securitization and Terroristization: Analyzing States' Usage of the Rhetoric of Terrorism1 Introduction: Labeling "Terrorist" Acts; 2 From Securitization to Terroristization: A Brief Overview; 3 Terrorism as (Linguistic) Practice; 4 The National Security Agency's Surveillance Programs and Terroristization of Individuals and Collectives; 5 Terroristizing (Muslim) Others: The US, Drones, and Targeted Killings; 6 Conclusion: De-Securitization and De-Terroristization; References; Part II ; Cases; From Colonialism to Globalization: State Violence in Modern India; 1 State Violence in Colonial India, 2 The Violence of Territorial and Bureaucratic Order3 An Indian Social Contract; 4 State-Centrism and the Indian Constitution; 5 The Violence of Ethno-Nationalism; 6 The Incomplete Sovereignty of the State; 7 Globalization and New Forms of Violence; References; Violence on the Periphery of the Thai State and Nationhood; 1 Constructing a Periphery of the Thai State and Nationhood; 2 Division of Power-Unchecked Military Might; 3 Political and Cultural Concepts as Violence-Unity and Goodness; 3.1 Farmers' Political Movements; 3.2 The "Deep South" Conflict; 3.3 The Communist Enemy Within, 4 ConclusionsReferences; Violence from Above, Violence from Below: The State and Policing Citizens in Mubarak's Egypt; 1 State Violence Between Political and Predatory Policing; 2 The Evolution of the Egyptian MoI; 3 The Two Levels of Police Violence; 3.1 Violence from Above: Maintaining the Regime's Political Security; 3.2 Violence from Below: Socio-Economic Changes and Citizen Security; 4 Intra-Organizational Inequalities; 5 Institutionalized Violence and Police Culture; 6 Police Power and the Production of Violence; 7 Conclusion; References, and Killing the Chicken to Scare the Monkey: Some Notes on State Terror in the People's Republic of China1 Terrorism and State Terrorism; 2 Terror in Maoist China; 3 Thermidor; 4 State Terror and the Nature of the System; 5 A Return to Revolutionary Terror?; References; Violence by Proxy: State-Sponsored Rebels and Criminals in Chechnya; 1 First Chechen War; 2 Second Chechen War; 3 Conclusion; References; U.S.-Drones Strikes: Acts of Terror, Violence, or Coercion?; 1 Terror, Violence, Coercion, and the State; 2 U.S. Justifications for Drone Strikes
- The volume critically discusses theoretical discourses and theoretically informed case studies on state violence and state terror. How do states justify their acts of violence? How are these justifications critiqued? Although legally state terrorism does not exist, some states nonetheless commit acts of violence that qualify as state terror as a social fact. In which cases and under what circumstances do (illegitimate) acts of violence qualify as state terrorism? Geographically, the volume covers cases and discourses from the Caucasus, South East and Central Asia, the Middle East, and North America. ℗ℓ The Content -Foundations - Cases ℗ℓ Target Groups Researchers and students from the field of political and social science ℗ℓ The Editor Bettina Koch is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA (USA).
- 9783658111816 electronic bk. and 365811181X electronic bk.
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- Includes bibliographical references.
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