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By Mikkel Thorup

This e-book investigates terrorism and anti-terrorism as comparable and interacting phenomena, venture a simultaneous studying of terrorist and statist ideologists on the way to reconstruct the 'deadly discussion' among them. This paintings investigates an intensive array of violent phenomena and actors, attempting to increase the scope and ambition of the background of terrorism experiences. It combines an intensive analyzing of kingdom and terrorist discourse from a variety of assets with theorizing of modernity's political, institutional and ideological improvement, kinds of violence, and its guiding photographs of self and different, order and sickness. Chapters discover teams of actors (terrorists, pirates, partisans, anarchists, Islamists, neo-Nazis, revolutionaries, infantrymen, politicians, students) in addition to a extensive empirical resource fabric, and mix them right into a narrative of the way our rules and ideas of nation, terrorism, order, ailment, territory, violence and others happened and impact the fight among the fashionable kingdom and its challengers. the main target is on how the nation and its challengers have conceptualized and legitimated themselves, defended their lifestyles and, most significantly, their violence. In doing so, the e-book situates terrorism and anti-terrorism inside modernity's grander heritage of kingdom, struggle, ideology and violence. This booklet may be of a lot curiosity to scholars of serious terrorism experiences, political violence, sociology, philosophy, and safeguard Studies/IR in genera Mikkel Thorup is Assistant Professor on the Institute of Philosophy and the background of rules, college of Aarhus, Denmark.

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