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This book offers an unexpected—and productive—new perspective on terrorism trials, viewing them as a form of theater, in which the “show” that a trial offers can develop its own unexpected dynamics, aspects that occasionally inconvenience the prosecuting government and interfere with its aims. As a political construct, the crime of terrorism is an essentially contested act, and interpreting trials through this lens enables us to see their performative aspects more clearly than ever. With close analyses of trials in the United States, Spain, Russia, Germany, and the Netherlands, “Terrorists on Trial” breaks new ground for our understanding of a crucial contemporary problem.

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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. ‎Contents
  2. pp. 5-6
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  1. ‎Tables and Figures
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. ‎1. Introduction: A Performative Perspective on Terrorism Trials
  2. Beatrice de Graaf, in cooperation with Liesbeth van der Heide
  3. pp. 9-22
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  1. ‎2. Terrorism, Political Crime and Political Justice
  2. Alex P. Schmid
  3. pp. 23-50
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  1. ‎3. The Trial of Vera Zasulich in 1878
  2. Alex P. Schmid
  3. pp. 51-92
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  1. ‎4. Stalin’s 1936 Show Trial against the ‘Trotzkyite-Zinovievite Terrorist Centre’
  2. Alex P. Schmid
  3. pp. 93-172
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  1. ‎5. ‘Is There any Justice Left in this Country?’ The IRA on Trial in the 1970s
  2. Joost Augusteijn
  3. pp. 173-230
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  1. ‎6. Germany Confronts the Baader-Meinhof Group. The Stammheim Trial (1975–1977) and Its Legacies
  2. Jacco Pekelder and Klaus Weinhauer
  3. pp. 231-310
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  1. ‎7. National Security on Trial: The Case of Zacarias Moussaoui, 2001–2006
  2. Geert-Jan Knoops
  3. pp. 311-344
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  1. ‎8. Guantánamo as Theatre: Military Commissions as a Performance in the Court of Public Opinion, 2003–2004
  2. Fred L. Borch
  3. pp. 345-370
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  1. ‎9. The Hofstad Group on Trial: Sentencing the Terrorist Risk, 2005–2014
  2. Beatrice de Graaf
  3. pp. 371-418
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  1. ‎10. Supporting Prisoners or Supporting Terrorists: The 2008 Trial of Gestoras Pro Amnistía in Spain
  2. Carolijn Terwindt
  3. pp. 419-456
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  1. ‎11. Performing Justice, Coping with Trauma: The Trial of Anders Breivik, 2012
  2. Tore Bjørgo, Beatrice de Graaf, Liesbeth van der Heide, Cato Hemmingby and Daan Weggemans
  3. pp. 457-502
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  1. ‎12. Conclusion
  2. Beatrice de Graaf
  3. pp. 503-528
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  1. ‎13. Literature on Terrorism Trials—A Selective Bibliography
  2. pp. 529-576
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  1. ‎14. Notes on Contributors
  2. pp. 577-582
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  1. ‎15. Index
  2. pp. 583-602
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789400602359
Related ISBN
9789087282400
MARC Record
OCLC
952448060
Pages
602
Launched on MUSE
2016-06-30
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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