Terrorism and International Justice

Terrorism and International Justice

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Since 9/11, we need to better understand the terrorism we face and reflect upon how we should best respond to it. Edited by James P. Sterba, this collection of new essays on terrorism and international justice focuses on three central questions: What is the nature and rhetoric of terrorism? Who are the terrorists and why do they hate? and What is a morally justified response to terrorism? Prominent philosophers and political thinkers-including Shannon E. French, Tomis Kapitan, Noam Chomsky, David B. Burrell, Robert L. Phillips, Zayn Kassam, Louis P. Pojman, Daniele Archibugi, Iris Marion Young, Claudia Card, Richard W. Miller, Martha C. Nussbaum, and Sterba himself-provide diverse perspectives on these and other related questions. The first post-9/11 collection of primarily philosophical articles on this topic, Terrorism and International Justice is ideal for courses in moral problems and ethics, social and political philosophy, war and terrorism, international relations and foreign policy, and peace studies. It will also interest anyone who wants to delve more deeply into the philosophical issues of the post-9/11 world.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 14mm | 299.37g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195158881
  • 9780195158885
  • 1,095,066

Table of contents

Preface ; Contributors ; Introduction ; PART I. WHAT IS THE NATURE AND RHETORIC OF TERRORISM? ; 1. Murderers, Not Warriors: The Moral Distinction Between Terrorists and Legitimate Fighters in Asymmetric Conflicts ; 2. The Terrorism of "Terrorism" ; PART II. WHO ARE THE TERRORISTS, AND WHY DO THEY HATE? ; 3. Terror and Just Response ; 4. Narratives Competing for Our Souls ; 5. The War Against Pluralism ; 6. Can a Muslim Be a Terrorist? ; PART III. WHAT IS A MORALLY JUSTIFIED RESPONSE TO TERRORISM? ; 7. The Moral Response to Terrorism and Cosmopolitanism ; 8. Envisioning a Global Rule of Law ; 9. Making War on Terrorism in Response to 9/11 ; 10. Terrorism, War, and Empire ; 11. Terrorism and International Justice ; COMPASSION AND TERRORshow more

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