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The terrorist as humanitarian

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A global society has come into being, but as yet it possesses no political institutions proper to its name. I will make the case that new forms of militancy, like that of al-Qaeda, achieve meaning in this institutional vacuum while representing, in their own way, the search for a global politics. From environmentalism to pacifism, such a worldwide politics can only be one that takes humanity itself as its object. This article aims to show that militant practices are informed by the same searc...

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10.3167/sa.2009.530111

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, History
Journal:
Social Analysis
Volume:
53
Issue:
1
Pages:
173-192
Publication date:
2009-03-05
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EISSN:
1558-5727
ISSN:
0155-977X
URN:
uuid:c94df186-9c8f-4e0b-8eb8-2fc300fbac16
Source identifiers:
149194
Local pid:
pubs:149194

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