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The state and 'terrorists' in Nepal and Northern Ireland: The social construction of state terrorism

Priya Dixit


This book is about states’ use of “terrorism” to label others, especially specific groups within their own political territories and how such usage is legitimated and challenged. By examining how the Nepali state used the label of “terrorism” to refer to Maoists in the post September 11, 2001 era, and comparing it with previous usage of the term by the British state in relation to the Irish Republican Army (IRA), this book provides a comparative and historical analysis of states’ use of the rhetoric of terrorism. As such, it questions conventional understandings that a) states cannot be “terro ... More

Keywords: Language, terrorism, state, Britain, Nepal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719091766
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719091766.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Priya Dixit, author
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University