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The Resource The Provisional Irish Republican Army and the morality of terrorism, Timothy Shanahan

The Provisional Irish Republican Army and the morality of terrorism, Timothy Shanahan

Label
The Provisional Irish Republican Army and the morality of terrorism
Title
The Provisional Irish Republican Army and the morality of terrorism
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Shanahan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Is terrorism ever morally justified? How should historical and cultural factors be taken into account in judging the morality of terrorist acts? What are the ethical limits of state counter-terrorism? For three decades the Provisional Irish Republican Army waged an 'armed struggle' against what it considered to be the British occupation of Northern Ireland. To its supporters, the IRA was the legitimate army of Ireland, fighting to force a British withdrawal as a prelude to the re-unification of the Irish nation. To its enemies, the IRA was an illegal, fanatical, terrorist organization whose members were criminals willing to sacrifice innocent lives in pursuit of its ideological obsession. At the centre of the conflict were the then unconventional tactics employed by the IRA, including sectarian killings, political assassinations, and bombings that devastated urban centres - tactics that have become increasingly commonplace in the post-9/11 world. This book is the first detailed philosophical examination of the morality of the IRA's violent campaign, and of the British government's attempts to end it. Written in clear, accessible prose, it is essential reading for anyone wishing to acquire a deeper understanding of one of the paradigmatic conflicts of the late 20th century. Key Features Applies Just War Theory, Consequentialism and Human Rights theory to an evaluation of the IRA's campaign Discusses the moral basis of British counter-terrorism including shoot-to-kill policies and collusion with Loyalist paramilitaries Located at the intersection between moral philosophy, political theory and history Presents a sophisticated analysis of the Northern Ireland Troubles and of the moral challenges posed by terrorism more general."
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shanahan, Timothy
Dewey number
364.1523094167
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HV6433.G712
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Provisional IRA
  • Northern Ireland
  • Political violence
  • Terrorism
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • Provisional IRA
  • Provisional IRA
  • Irish Republican Army
  • TRUE CRIME
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Political violence
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Northern Ireland
  • Terrorismus
  • Moral
Label
The Provisional Irish Republican Army and the morality of terrorism, Timothy Shanahan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-241) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The meaning of August 1969: calibrating the standard Republican narrative -- Blood sacrifice and destiny: republican metaphysics and the IRA's armed struggle -- Republicanism's Holy Grail: 'one nation united, Gaelic and free' -- Permission to kill: just war theory and the IRA's armed struggle -- 'Pointless heartbreak unrepaid': consequentialism and the IRA's armed struggle -- Violating the inviolable: human rights and the IRA's armed struggle -- 'Crime is crime is crime': British counter-terrorism in Northern Ireland -- 'When the law makers are the law breakers': state terrorism
Control code
326718133
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 245 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748635313
Lccn
2009483418
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612059063
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 205906
  • 22573/cttk0c3p
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)326718133
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The Provisional Irish Republican Army and the morality of terrorism, Timothy Shanahan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-241) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The meaning of August 1969: calibrating the standard Republican narrative -- Blood sacrifice and destiny: republican metaphysics and the IRA's armed struggle -- Republicanism's Holy Grail: 'one nation united, Gaelic and free' -- Permission to kill: just war theory and the IRA's armed struggle -- 'Pointless heartbreak unrepaid': consequentialism and the IRA's armed struggle -- Violating the inviolable: human rights and the IRA's armed struggle -- 'Crime is crime is crime': British counter-terrorism in Northern Ireland -- 'When the law makers are the law breakers': state terrorism
Control code
326718133
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 245 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748635313
Lccn
2009483418
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612059063
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 205906
  • 22573/cttk0c3p
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)326718133
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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