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Christoph Menke

; law can always be seen as class justice or the victor’s justice. But as Walter Benjamin has pointed out in trenchant terms,40 the critique of the violence of law, which aims at its manifest appearance (which is to say, its means), suffers from one of two weaknesses. It must “proclaim a quite childish anarchism” that “[refuses] to acknowledge any constraint toward persons and [declares], ‘What pleases is permitted’ ” (“Critique”, 241). This critique of the violent means of law proceeds “in the name of a formless ‘freedom’ ” (“Critique”, 242) in whose perspective any

in Law and violence
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Imogen Richards

indiscriminate persecution of Muslim, Christian, other-faith, and secular civilians, ostensibly, and unlike most liberatory movements, in the service of its own very selective interpretation of religion. The case of Kurdish military activity in the region therefore indicates a noteworthy contrast with neo-jihadism. Differences between these movements can also be highlighted through comparison of the ideology of neo-jihadism and that of the political philosophy of anarchism. Despite its definition as terrorism by some, the PKK in fact claims inspiration from the principles of

in Neoliberalism and neo-jihadism
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Imogen Richards

investigate how AQ and IS exist in a dialectical relationship with the dominant political-economic paradigm of neoliberalism. The investigation begins from the premise that ‘power and resistance’ discourses from the Enlightenment period to international colonialism, anarchism, communism, and the birth of late modern capitalism have defined the limits of possibility for opposition to oppressive political, social, and economic conditions ( Bloom 2016 ). Drawing on propaganda produced by AQ and IS, these discourses and the political activity they justify are investigated here

in Neoliberalism and neo-jihadism
Imogen Richards

individualistic tenets of social liberalism ( Schumpeter 2010 ). Anarcho-socialism (aka ‘social anarchism’) can refer to anarcho-collectivism, anarcho-communism, or anarcho-syndicalist traditions, variously combining the (non-authoritarian) socialist political-economic principles of collectivist, non-hierarchical, and decentralised organisation of workplaces and municipalities, with protections for social freedom and provisions of mutual aid (Bookchin 1996; Escobar 2005 ). Marxism, then, broadly represents the promotion of collective social emancipation via radically

in Neoliberalism and neo-jihadism
Dialogue as normative grounds and object of critique
Naomi Head

. 66 Habermas, cited in Payrow Shabani, Democracy, Power, and Legitimacy, 71. 67 R. Wolff, In Defense of Anarchism (New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1970 ), 23–7. 68

in Justifying violence
Historical trends and contemporary issues
Lee Jarvis and Michael Lister

at any other time in history, before or since’ (Jensen 2006 : 370). Anarchism is often regarded as a significant driver of such movements (for a review see Hubac-Occhipinti 2006 ), although the causal relationship between ideas and membership of clandestine organisations is, at best, tenuous (Stevens 2011 ). As Jackson et al. ( 2011 : 160) argue in the context of religious terrorism, a ‘key

in Anti-terrorism, citizenship and security
Christian Kaunert

Britain, or the PLO in Israel/Palestinian Occupied Territories. Ideological groups. These are secular terrorist groups motivated by different ideologies, such as Marxism, Maoism, Anarchism, etc. Examples of such groups are the former Red Brigades in Italy, the Red Army Fraction (RAF) or Baader-Meinhof Gang in Germany, the FARC in Colombia, or the Shining Path in Peru

in European internal security