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Non-Western responses to terrorism$
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Michael J. Boyle

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781526105813

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526105813.001.0001

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Iran: The state and terrorism in Iran

Iran: The state and terrorism in Iran

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14 Iran: The state and terrorism in Iran
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Non-Western responses to terrorism
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Ali M. Ansari

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526105813.003.0015

This paper discusses the role of 'terror' and 'terrorism' as an aspect of state policy in Iran during the twentieth century, looking at its historical context both within Qajar Iran and as an aspect of state policy during there French Revolution. The paper critically assesses Iranian state's relationship with the term, as both a perceived victim and perpetrator, and focusses on the application of political violence against both dissidents and political opponents where the term 'terror' is used in Persian as a synonym for assassination. The paper looks at the various justifications for the use of terror and political violence, the legacy of the Rushdie affair and the impact of the US led Global War on Terror on perceptions within Iran. 

Keywords:   Keywords: Terror, terrorism, political violence, assassination, serial murders, ideology

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