Terror, Violence, Coercion: States and the Use of (Il)legitimate Force

  • Bettina KochEmail author
Part of the Staat – Souveränität – Nation book series (SSN)


Latest since the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, academic as well as public discourses in the West and elsewhere have shifted towards a perception that deems violent non-state actors, frequently associate with the term global terrorism, as the main threat to freedom and security. Thus, acts of violence that are not committed by non-state actors and have been labeled acts of (global) terrorism seldom make it into the news and do not necessarily receive the public and scholarly attention they deserve.


Geneva Convention State Violence Structural Violence Linguistic Practice Mass Killing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceVirginia Polytechnic Institute & State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

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