Studies in Global Justice

Values and Violence

Intangible Aspects of Terrorism

Editors: Karawan, Ibrahim A., McCormack, Wayne, Reynolds, Stephen E. (Eds.)

  • Includes contributions from several world-renowned scholars
  • Provides an interdisciplinary look at political violence
  • Provides an explication of values that guide policy choices
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In this volume an unusual array of elite scholars addresses the role of values in understanding terrorism and forming policies for responses to it. Their essays, which appear here for the first time, have significance in the fears and concerns of the moment but the enduring values they espouse extend far beyond terrorism.

Contributors include Akeel Bilgrami, M. Cherif Bassiouni, Martha Crenshaw, Tom Farer, Marilyn Friedman, Amos Guiora, Bruce Hoffman, Martha Nussbaum, Frank Salter, and Amartya Sen.

"This is a remarkable collection of many of the best minds pondering the terrorist threat. . . . The international community needs to do much better than we have been doing; here is the intellectual platform for doing so."
Michael W. Doyle
Harold Brown Professor of International Affairs,
Law and Political Science, Columbia University

"Seven years after 9/11, policymakers are still struggling to understand the dynamics that produce terrorism in ways that help them craft better approaches for confronting the challenge of political violence. In Values and Violence, some of America‘s and the world’s top scholars come together to provide a state-of-the-art assessment of these issues.  I know of no other single volume that brings together this much talent to try to help the world understand the sources of the scourge of terrorism and, thereby, to help us understand how to contain it."
Philip Gordon
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution,
Washington D.C.

"If you want a broad and sophisticated inter-disciplinary approach to terrorism to understand the role of values both in forming terrorist activity and in responding to its challenges, this reader is for you."
Shahram Chubin
Director of Studies, Geneva Centre for Security Policy

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"This is a remarkable collection of many of the best minds pondering the terrorist threat. Here we see terrorism in all its variety of motivations, the conditions that foster it and the policies that can best address it. The authors see little prospect for eliminating the scourge, but they do offer a farsighted guide to how the world can live through it, reduce it and still maintain humane values intact. The international community needs to do much better than we have been doing; here is the intellectual platform for doing so."
Michael W. Doyle, Columbia University

"Seven years after 9/11, policymakers are still struggling to understand the dynamics that produce terrorism in ways that help them craft better approaches for confronting the challenge of political violence. In Values and Violence, some of America's and the world’s top scholars come together to provide a state-of-the-art assessment of these issues, with particular focus on how the quest for human dignity can motivate violent acts. I know of no other single volume that brings together this much talent to try to help the world understand the sources of the scourge of terrorism and, thereby, to help us understand how to contain it.  This book will further enhance the reputation of University of Utah’s Institute for Public and International Affairs as one of America’s leading centers of study of this critical region." 
Philip Gordon
Senior Scholar, Brookings Institution, Washington D.C.

"If you want a broad and sophisticated inter-disciplinary approach to terrorism to understand the role of values both in forming terrorist activity and in responding to its challenges, this reader is for you. The authors, eminent in a variety of disciplines, mix theoretical and empirical case studies in a primer ideal for the student and specialist alike. The emphasis on the normative dimensions of understanding and responding to terrorism in a globalized, multi-cultural environment is especially valuable; not least because of its neglect in recent years. All in all a splendid volume of high caliber for students and a substantial contribution to the study of political violence in its broad context for the experts in the field!"
Shahram Chubin
Director of Studies, Geneva Centre for Security Policy


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Violence in Identity

    Sen, Amartya

    Pages 3-13

  • Gandhi, Newton, and the Enlightenment

    Bilgrami, Akeel

    Pages 15-29

  • Ideas as Weapons: Militant Islamist Groups in Egypt

    Karawan, Ibrahim

    Pages 31-42

  • Female Terrorists: Martyrdom and Gender Equality

    Friedman, Marilyn

    Pages 43-61

  • Ethnicity and Indoctrination for Violence: The Efficiency of Producing Terrorists

    Salter, Frank

    Pages 63-79

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Values and Violence
Book Subtitle
Intangible Aspects of Terrorism
Editors
  • Ibrahim A. Karawan
  • Wayne McCormack
  • Stephen E. Reynolds
Series Title
Studies in Global Justice
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8660-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8660-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8659-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-3404-5
Series ISSN
1871-0409
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 288
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