Chapter 3. Terrorism and Collective Responsibility

  1. Seumas Miller

Published Online: 18 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302837.ch3

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Ethics and Liberal Democracy

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Ethics and Liberal Democracy

How to Cite

Miller, S. (2008) Terrorism and Collective Responsibility, in Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Ethics and Liberal Democracy, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302837.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 30 MAY 2008

Book Series:

  1. Blackwell Public Philosophy

Book Series Editors:

  1. Michael Boylan

Series Editor Information

  1. Marymount University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405139427

Online ISBN: 9781444302837

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Keywords:

  • terrorism and collective responsibility;
  • Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah groups and intentional killing of innocents;
  • moral justification for use of deadly force;
  • civilian immunity and human rights violations;
  • civilian immunity and culpable omissions;
  • terrorism and non-violent rights violators;
  • crude collective identity approach to collective moral responsibility;
  • moral permissibility/impermissibility - targeting categories of non-combatants by terrorist groups

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • 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

  • Conclusion