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1. The trouble with terrorism

1. The trouble with terrorism  

Charles Townshend

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
May 2018
Published Online: 
May 2018
eISBN: 
9780191846724
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198809098.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198809098
The point of terrorism is to upset and make people feel vulnerable. ‘The trouble with terrorism’ attempts to define terrorism by examining the relationship between terror and war. Should ... More
5. Nationalism and terror

5. Nationalism and terror  

Charles Townshend

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
May 2018
Published Online: 
May 2018
eISBN: 
9780191846724
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198809098.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198809098
The framework for much of modern terrorist action is ethnic or nationalist, with each nationalism being culturally unique. The emblematic terrorist act—the assassination of Archduke Franz ... More
3. Life cheapens: the descent into war

3. Life cheapens: the descent into war  

Marc Mulholland

in Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775345
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801562.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192801562
‘Life cheapens: the descent into war’ explains how Loyalist political violence regained renewed effect with the civil rights movement. Most Protestants did not accept the claims of the ... More
Terror and terrorism

Terror and terrorism  

Antulio J. Echevarria II

in Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
Published Online: 
Feb 2017
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340132.003.0005
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chapter
‘Terror and terrorism’ discusses strategies in which terror is used to break an opponent’s willingness to fight or to induce a change in a rival power’s policy or behavior. Terror often ... More
5. The long ‘peace’

5. The long ‘peace’  

Marc Mulholland

in Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775345
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801562.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192801562
British policy had developed in the early 1970s as a twin track of levying war and constructing a political dispensation. War, however, delegitimized politics and left the IRA campaign ... More
8. Modern Ireland

8. Modern Ireland  

Senia Pašeta

in Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775406
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801678.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192801678
‘Modern Ireland’ explores the history of Ireland since World War II. Ireland underwent massive political changes when it became a Republic, and between 1973 and 1998 a series of scandals ... More
Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction  

Marc Mulholland

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775345
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801562.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192801562
From the Plantation of Ulster in the seventeenth century to the entry into peace talks in the late twentieth century the Northern Irish people have been engaged in conflict — Catholic ... More
4. The long war

4. The long war  

Marc Mulholland

in Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775345
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801562.003.0004
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192801562
‘The long war’ examines how, from 1972, Britain fixed upon power sharing and a limited all-Ireland dimension as the best resolution of conflicting claims in Northern Ireland. The ... More

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