State terrorism

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This chapter takes issue with the claims of critical terrorism studies scholars that we lack a literature on state terrorism. This wide-ranging survey article explores the comparative literature to offer some much needed historical perspective to contemporary debates on human rights and state repression in the early 21st century.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Terrorism
EditorsErica Chenoweth, Richard English, Andreas Gofas, Stathis N. Kalyvas
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780198732914
ISBN (Print)9780191796944
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019


  • Critical terrorism studies
  • State terrorism
  • Torture
  • Human rights
  • Death squads


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