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Author Houen, Alex.

Title States of War since 9/11 : Terrorism, Sovereignty and the War on Terror
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (520 pages)
Series Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies
Critical terrorism studies.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: states at war and modes of war since 9/11; I; II; III; IV; References; Part I; 1. Afghanistan, Pakistan and the War on Terror; Introduction; 1 The Afghanistan context; 2 The United States context; 3 The extension of the war; 4 Reality intrudes; 5 Explanations; 6 The Pakistan context; 7 Al Qaeda and Afghanistan; 8 The Obama administration and Afghanistan; 9 Al Qaeda, jihad and the Arab Awakening; 10 Pakistan, India and the United States; 11 States of war; References
2. Russia's War on Terror: nationalism, Islam and ChechenizationIntroduction; 1 International terrorism, propaganda and the Russian state; 2 Chechnya, the West and 9/11; 3 Beslan, Chechenization and domestic reform; Conclusion; Notes; References; 3. Female militancy and the Wars on Terror: revisiting feminist interventions from South Asia; Introduction; 1 Frames of intelligibility: tracing female militancy; 2 The terrorism archive; 3 Locating female militancy in Sri Lanka; 4 Apprehending female militancy; Notes; References; 4. The inevitable War on Terror: de-terrorising the Palestinians
3 States of emergency and the war on terror: Boko Haram and MEND comparedBoko Haram and the politics of takfir; MEND and the spatial dynamics of insurgency; 4 States of terror; Notes; References; 6. From Terror War to liberal humanitarian wars: the case of the NATO Libyan intervention; Introduction; 1 Libya, the Qaddafi spectacle and insurrection; 2 NATO war in Libya, Phase One: no-fly zone; 3 Libya war Phase Two: NATO takes command; 4 The NATO Libyan intervention and the dilemmas of liberal-humanitarian war; Notes; References
7. Reincarnating Al Qaeda: the global War on Terror and the 'Arab Spring'Introduction; The scope of the chapter; 1 The GWOT and the 'Arab Spring'; 2 The creation and manipulation of AQIM; Al Qaeda in the West for the West; The DRS/AQIM role in the Arab Spring's counter-revolution; 3 The reincarnation of Al Qaeda; The Malian 'crisis'; The In Amenas terrorist attack; 4 States of war; Notes; References; Part II; 8. Between the devil and the deep blue sea: thinking in new ways about just war; Introduction; 1 The concept of just war; 2 Our moral compass; 3 A recognition of history; Conclusion
Introduction1 Palestine as a state of war: paradigmatic remarks; 2 Historicising Palestinian terrorism, 1882 to 2009; 3 The PLO: epitomising Palestinian terrorism; 4 The current image: terrorists or partners for peace?; 5 Post-2000: converging the two 'Wars on Terror'; 6 'What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun' (Ecclesiastes 1:9); References; 5. A tale of two insurgencies: oil, authority and the spectre of terror in Nigeria; Introduction; 1 Regional insurgency, national leviathan; 2 The politics of dispossession and resentment
Summary This multidisciplinary edited volume explores how the spread of the 'War on Terror' has entwined matters of state sovereignty and states of war into mutually affecting relations. Pre-emptive attacks on terrorist groups in 'rogue' states, 'outsourcing' of state militancy and the mutable state of armed conflict required to wage a 'hybrid war' have increasingly been issues for the War on Terror. Moreover, such measures have seen the spread of this war to countries such as Israel, Russia, Ethiopia, and Uganda, all of whom have justified their own attacks in other nation-states as a war o
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Subject War on Terrorism (2001-2009)
Sovereignty, Violation of.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Political aspects.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009.
Sovereignty, Violation of.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 113509599X