Terrorism and the State: A Critique of Domination through Fear


This is an intriguing volume on the political economy of terrorism. Emphasizing the role of ideological systems and the media in the definition of political violence, this book is theoretical, historical, and critical. Perdue suggests that there is presently a double standard of terrorism--one for the state and the other for its opponents--and reframes the terrorism debate. A historical review supports a revisionist position that places the issue in the context of global relations. Perdue proceeds through the investigation of historically grounded cases to systematically analyze state terrorism.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1989


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