Terrorism And Justice

Michael O'Keefe, Tony Coady
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Terrorism And Justice

Published

15 September 2002

ISBN

9780522850499

Weight

230g

Size

216mm x 141mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

Terrorism And Justice

Michael O'Keefe, Tony Coady
Terrorism and Justice is the first book since September 11 to address philosophically the moral and political underpinnings of terrorism and anti-terrorism.
The terrorist attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001 profoundly shocked the international community. Policy-makers are increasingly aware of the inadequacy of existing intellectual, moral and legal frameworks for dealing with such events.Terrorism and Justice is the first book since September 11 to address philosophically the moral and political underpinnings of terrorism and anti-terrorism. It brings together authors with different attitudes and original perspectives on the ethical and practical justifications offered for terrorism, and different conceptual frameworks for assessing and justifying responses to terrorism. Some defend the principle that non-combatants ('innocents' or civilians) should be immune from attack; others qualify it; others again argue that traditional distinctions between combatants and non-combatants do not apply in the case of terrorism.Can terrorism ever be justified? If not, what are the grounds for condemning it? Is your 'terrorist' my 'freedom fighter'? What are the morally appropriate responses to terrorism-diplomatically, militarily…
The terrorist attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001 profoundly shocked the international community. Policy-makers are increasingly aware of the inadequacy of existing intellectual, moral and legal frameworks for dealing with such events.Terrorism and Justice is the first book since September 11 to address philosophically the moral and political underpinnings of terrorism and anti-terrorism. It brings together authors with different attitudes and original perspectives on the ethical and practical justifications offered for terrorism, and different conceptual frameworks for assessing and justifying responses to terrorism. Some defend the principle that non-combatants ('innocents' or civilians) should be immune from attack; others qualify it; others again argue that traditional distinctions between combatants and non-combatants do not apply in the case of terrorism.Can terrorism ever be justified? If not, what are the grounds for condemning it? Is your 'terrorist' my 'freedom fighter'? What are the morally appropriate responses to terrorism-diplomatically, militarily and ethically? These are some of the questions this timely book seeks to explore.

About the author

Michael O'Keefe is a Research Fellow at the ARC Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics.

About Michael O'Keefe

Tony Coady

Professor C. A. J. (Tony) Coady is ARC Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne and Head of the ARC Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics established by the Australian Research Council.

About Tony Coady

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