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Rethinking Political Violence

Sacred Violence

Political Religion in a Secular Age

Authors: Jones, D., Rainsborough, M., Smith, M.L.R

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About this book

Sacred Violence and Religious Violence examines the place that ideology or political religion plays in legitimizing violence to bring about a purer world. In particular, the book examines Islamism and the western secular, liberal democratic responses to it.

About the authors

David Martin Jones is Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Queensland, Australia.

M.L.R Smith is Professor of Strategic Studies, King's College London, UK.

Reviews

'A devastating exposé of how progressive Utopian ideologies have turned international critical theory into a source of legitimacy for enemies of Western values and in particular - violent Islam.' - Ruth Dudley Edwards, Journalist, UK

'This is an erudite, incisive and combative book. The two authors take on the Big Question of how best to understand the origins of religiously justified terror as basis for effective response. They believe that that this is widely and systematically misunderstood. Their argument indicts a pernicious thicket of intertwined errors: the euphemisms of mainstream political discourse, the compulsive utopian anti-occidentalism of 'critical scholarship ', the evasions of Islamist apologists, and even the cultural despair of post 9/11 Anglophone novelists [...] Sacred Violence is deliberately provocative. The responses of those who will most dislike it should be instructive.' - Paul Schulte, Honorary Professor, Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security, Birmingham University, UK,and Non-Resident Senior Associate of the Nuclear Policy Programme of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Jones, David Martin (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • History Restarted: Jihadist Terror and Liberal Democracy

    Jones, David Martin (et al.)

    Pages 7-21

  • The Politics of Homeland Insecurity: The Cybercaliphate and the Unbearable Lightness of Being British

    Jones, David Martin (et al.)

    Pages 22-49

  • The Commentariat and Discourse Failure: Language and Atrocity in Cool Britannia

    Jones, David Martin (et al.)

    Pages 50-76

  • Counterinsurgency (COIN): The Post-9/11 Military Revolution and Its Consequences

    Jones, David Martin (et al.)

    Pages 77-104

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $110.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sacred Violence
Book Subtitle
Political Religion in a Secular Age
Authors
Series Title
Rethinking Political Violence
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-32806-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137328069
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-32807-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46033-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 270
Topics