Terrorism and the Right to Resist: A Theory of Just Revolutionary War

2017.03.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Christopher J. Finlay, Terrorism and the Right to Resist: A Theory of Just Revolutionary War, Cambridge University Press, 2015,
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2017.03.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Christopher J. Finlay, Terrorism and the Right to Resist: A Theory of Just Revolutionary War, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 339pp., $103.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781107040939. Reviewed by Margaret Moore, Queen's University This is an in-depth, systematic study of an important and timely dimension of the phenomenon of violent resistance or rebellion. After a brief period in the post-Cold War era, in which many were lulled into believing we had entered a stage of democratic transition and the abandonment of guerilla war and terrorist tactics (by the IRA, the ANC and the PLO), we are now back to considering the ethics of armed force as it is used in the struggle to secure human rights against domestic tyranny or foreign injustice. Since the Arab Spring, and violent events in the Ukraine and the Russian occupation there, we need urgently to consider the ethics of armed 'resistance', when it is justifiable, when it. . .

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