Terrorism and the Return of Just War
The so-called War on Terror analyzed in perspective of classical theory on Just War
Based on classical concepts on order, jihad, and just war this book chapter by DIIS researcher Lars Erslev Andersen analyzes the so-called War on Terror and contextualize it in the history of U.S. Security thinking from the Founding Fathers through the Monroe Doctrine up to today and in line with the theory of Carl Schmitt in his book Nomos of the World. The book chapter is written as part of a study circle on theoretical approaches to the study of violence, order, legitimacy and legality in the post 9/11 World Order in the book Spheres of Exemption, Figures of Exclusion. This book also contains contributions from philosophy, the history of ideas, social science, political science and literature studies, and offers thirteen investigations into the constitutive relationship between subjectivity and political and legal order, combining theoretical reflection with empirical and historical case studies.
Lars Erslev Andersen: “Terrorism and the return of Just War” in Gry Ardel & Jacob Bock (eds.): Spheres of Exemption, Figures of Exclusion. Analysis of Power, Order and Exclusion. NSU Press / Aarhus University Press 2010, pp 17-77.