Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Ethics and Liberal Democracy
1. The Varieties of Terrorism.
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict.
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism and the IRA in Northern Ireland.
The African National Congress’s Armed Struggle in Apartheid South Africa.
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in India.
2. Defining Terrorism.
The Definition of Terrorism in Terms of Innocents.
The Definition of Terrorism in Terms of Non-Combatants.
Terrorism, Combatants and Authoritarian States.
The Definition of Terrorism: An Indirect Strategy.
3. Terrorism and Collective Responsibility.
Moral Justification for the Use of Deadly Force.
Civilian Immunity and Human Rights Violations.
Civilian Immunity and Culpable Omissions.
Terrorism and Non-Violent Rights Violators.
Terrorism-as-Crime and Police Institutions.
Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights in Liberal Democracies at Peace.
5. Terrorism, War and States of Emergency.
Terrorist Attacks, Disasters and States of Emergency.
Terrorism, Internal Armed Struggles and Theatres of War.
Targeted Killings and the Problem of Dirty Hands.
Definition of Torture.
What Is Wrong with Torture?.
The Moral Justification for One-Off Acts of Torture in Emergencies.
The Moral Justification for Legalized and Institutionalized Torture.
7. Bioterrorism and the Dual-Use Dilemma.
The Biological Weapons Convention.
Experiments of Concern.
Dual-Use Research: The Ethical Issues.
Dissemination of Dual-Use Research Results.
The Regulation of Dual-Use Research.
An Independent Authority.
'Miller's book is a serious invitation to think again through complex issues, about whether terrorism is ever justifiable, about the "police" versus "war" paradigms of counter-terrorism, and about torture... In general, Miller's mode of argument is pleasingly generous, pointing out difficulties and counter-arguments along the way." The Guardian
- Integrates thoughtful ethical-philosophical analyses with contemporary terrorist organizations
- Offers a liberal and human rights-based perspective that takes contemporary security challenges seriously
- Considers the ethics of a wide range of counter-terrorism techniques, including prolonged detention, surveillance, torture, and targeted killing
- Accessible and analytical, while offering practical solutions to ethical dilemmas posed by terrorism.