Terrorism: Historical, Definitional and Typological Analysis
Terrorism has a long history of challenging domestic security and peace but is a relatively new phenomenon at the global level. This book employs explanatory, practical and normative criteria in terrorism definitions. It explains the lack of consensus on a comprehensive universal definition of terrorism within the international community contributes to the commission of wrongful acts taken in the name of countering terrorism. It creates opportunities for states to apply their own wide definitions of terrorism and has led to repression of genuine political opposition.