The State as Terrorist: The Dynamics of Governmental Violence and Repression

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Michael Stohl, George A. Lopez
Greenwood Press, 1984 - Political Science - 202 pages

This volume examines the causes, consequences, and dynamics of that style of governance by force that has come to be known as state terror. The collection deals with theoretical issues and examines case applications as well. The editors distinguish among the study of oppression, repression, and state terror systems. State terrorism in the form of enforcement terrorism, economic repression, military control, and the legal oppression of apartheid in Latin America, Argentina, the Philippines, and South Africa is discussed. One chapter explores American containment policy. Theoretical chapters on state terrorism include editor George Lopez's scheme for the analysis of government terror, editor Michael Stohl's discussion of the international dimensions of this problem, and an agenda for continued investigation.

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Social Sciences Antiseptic View
International Dimensions of State Terrorism
A Scheme for the Analysis of Government as Terrorist

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About the author (1984)

MICHAEL STOHL is Professor of Political Science at Purdue University.

George A. Lopez is Senior Fellow and Professor of Political Science at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Lopez is editor, with David Cortright, of "Smart Sanctions: Targeting Economic Statecraft" and other books.

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