Chapter 5: Terror From Above: Terrorism by the State

The case of Libya’s renunciation of weapons of mass destruction is analyzed by Gawdat Bahgat. Alex Bellamy discusses the moral and ethical justifications for initiating the war in Iraq. Caprioli and Trumbore analyze the role of “rogue states” in international disputes during the years leading through the new millennium. Sambuddha Ghatak and colleagues explore the issue of domestic terrorism within democratic states. Hallsworth and Lea examine the theoretical emergence of the security state as successor to the liberal welfare state. Monika Heupel examines the phenomenon of transnational terrorism, and the ways in which the UN Security Council is addressing the issue. Mitchell and Trumbore discuss the potential for international destabilization from rogue states. Using the cases of Ethiopian and Sudanese state terrorism, Asafa Jalata compares commonalities in the origin and effect of terrorism by these governments.

Journal Article 5.1: Bahgat, Gawdat. “Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Case of Libya.” International Relations 22 (March 2008).

Journal Article 5.2: Bellamy, Alex J. “Ethics and Intervention: The ‘Humanitarian Exception’ and the Problem of Abuse in the Case of Iraq.” Journal of Peace Research 41:2 (March 2004).

Journal Article 5.3: Caprioli, Mary and Peter F. Trumbore. “Human Rights Rogues in Interstate Disputes, 1980-2001. Journal of Peace Research 43:2 (2006).

Journal Article 5.4: Ghatak, Sambuddha, Aaron Gold, and Brandon C. Prins. “Domestic Terrorism in Democratic States: Understanding and Addressing Minority Grievances.” Journal of Conflict Resolution (2017): 0022002717734285.

Journal Article 5.5: Hallsworth, Simon, and John Lea. “Reconstructing Leviathan: Emerging Contours of the Security State.” Theoretical Criminology 15 (May 2011).

Journal Article 5.6: Heupel, Monika. “Adapting to Transnational Terrorism: The UN Security Council’s Evolving Approach to Terrorism.” Security Dialogue 38:4 (2007): 477-499

Journal Article 5.7: Jalata, Asafa. “State Terrorism and Globalization: The Cases of Ethiopia and Sudan.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology 46:1-2 (2005).

Journal Article 5.8: Mitchell, Sara McLaughlin and Peter F. Trumbore. “Rogue States and Territorial Disputes.” Conflict Management and Peace Science 31:3 (2014).