Responding to the Evil of Terrorism Journal Article uri icon



  • In this paper, I distinguish terrorism from other crimes and from war, noting that terrorism may be perpetrated not only by private individuals and members of non-state organizations, but also that it may be ordered by the state. Since terrorism is illegal almost everywhere, I argue that the proper response to it is usually through law enforcement rather than military measures. In some circumstances, however, I content that even law enforcement procedures may be used by the state to terrorize civilians. Since nonstate terrorism is usually intended to draw attention to social grievances, I conclude that eliminating terrorism requires addressing those griev-ances.

publication date

  • January 1, 2003

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • November 16, 2013 9:30 AM

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  • Jaggar AM

author count

  • 1

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0887-5367

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1527-2001

Additional Document Info

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  • 175

end page

  • 182


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