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Kategorije "zločinca" i "neprijatelja" u sistemu globalnog terorizma
Categories of "Criminal" and "Enemy" in the System of Global Terrorism

Author(s): James Griffith
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Nova srpska politička misao
Keywords: global terrorism; criminal; enemy; National Security Strategy; Al Qaeda;

Summary/Abstract: After giving an analysis of the theoretical background of the US National Security Strategy and of the framework for fighting against terrorism, the author decides that global terrorism cannot be classified under the categories of “criminal” and “enemy” (Kant and Schmidt), which is very much analogous to the difference between the common, classic and modern meanings of this phenomenon. In the second part of the paper the author offers a critical overview of the works of Ignatieff, Gray and Butler, as three crucial philosophical contributors to the interpretation of meaning and effect of September 11th. This overview aims to indicate the necessity of finding a new category as the guiding principle for a different concept of US foreign policy, which would avoid partiality and contradictions that are typical features of the current “war against terrorism”.

  • Issue Year: 14/2007
  • Issue No: 01+02
  • Page Range: 11-29
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Serbian