Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2015

214 Pages

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780719091766

Bookseller Code (06)

The state and 'terrorists' in Nepal and Northern Ireland

The social construction of state terrorism

Priya Dixit

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Provides a comparative and historical analysis of how states have (and still) use 'terrorism' to establish their own identities
  • Focuses attention on the variability of the usage of 'terrorism' and its sociopolitical implications
  • Connects states' labeling of groups as 'terrorist' before and after September 11, 2001 indicating similarities in how others are represented as 'terrorist' over time
  • Indicates the importance of analyzing language and rhetoric in the study of terrorism and counterterrorism

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