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- DescriptionThis inter-disciplinary edited volume critically examines the dynamics of the War on Terror, focusing on the theme of the politics of response. The book explores both how responses to terrorism - by politicians, authorities and the media - legitimise particular forms of sovereign politics, and how terrorism can be understood as a response to global inequalities, colonial and imperial legacies, and the dominant idioms of modern politics. The investigation is made against the backdrop of the 7 July 2005 bombings in London and their aftermath, which have gone largely unexamined in the academic literature to date. The case offers a provocative site for analysing the diverse logics implicated in the broader context of the War on Terror, for examining how terrorist events are framed, and how such framings serve to legitimise particular policies and political practices.
- Author BiographyAngharad Closs Stephens is Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Durham, UK, and Co-Convenor of the British International Studies Association (BISA) Post-Structural Politics Working Group. Nick Vaughan-Williams is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Exeter, UK, and Co-Convenor of the British International Studies Association (BISA) Post-Structural Politics Working Group.
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication02/10/2008
- SubjectPolitics: General & Reference
- Series TitleRoutledge Critical Terrorism Studies
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight498 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byAngharad Closs Stephens,Nick Vaughan-Williams
- Format DetailsPaper over boards
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