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NCJ Number: 98738 Find in a Library
Title: Terrorism, Political Violence and World Order
Editor(s): H H Han
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 787
Sponsoring Agency: University Press of America
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This anthology of papers by experts on terrorism who participated in the 13th and 14th Conferences on United Nations Affairs addresses the roots of, justification for, and sources of influence on terrorism and political violence; international responses to terrorism; and terrorism in specific regions and the world at large.
Abstract: The first section of papers presents definitions of 'terrorism' and 'political violence' along with general discussions of patterns of international terrorism and terrorism against diplomats. Papers in the second major section discuss the political, ideological, and psychosocial roots of and justification for terrorism and political violence. Three papers in this section consider the influence of the media on terrorism. Papers in another section address the users and forms of terrorism, focusing on individuals and private groups, state-sponsored individuals and private groups, the state's use of terrorism against its own citizens, and a state's use of terrorism against another state or international entity. Papers dealing with international responses to terrorism consider (1) legal responses under general international law, (2) legal responses under the United Nations Charter as a part of international law, and (3) the United Nations as an instrument in responding to terrorism and political violence. The final section presents papers on terrorism in the Western hemisphere, Africa, and the Middle East. The concluding paper reports the results of a survey regarding what should be the 'new directions and orientations' in world order studies. Footnotes accompany most of the papers, and a subject index is provided. For individual papers, see NCJ 98739-52.
Index Term(s): International dispute settlement; International law; International terrorism; Politically motivated violent crimes; United Nations (UN)
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