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Published: 18 December 2008

256 Pages | 16 B/W illustrations

ISBN: 9780748635306

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The Provisional Irish Republican Army and the Morality of Terrorism

Timothy Shanahan

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Applies Just War Theory, Consequentialism and Human Rights theory to an evaluation of the IRA's campaign
  • Discusses the moral basis of British counter-terrorism including shoot-to-kill policies and collusion with Loyalist paramilitaries
  • Located at the intersection between moral philosophy, political theory and history
  • Presents a sophisticated analysis of the Northern Ireland Troubles and of the moral challenges posed by terrorism more general"

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