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Targeted KillingsLaw and Morality in an Asymmetrical World$
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Claire Finkelstein, Jens David Ohlin, and Andrew Altman

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199646470

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646470.001.0001

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INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

Chapter:
(p.1) INTRODUCTION
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Targeted Killings
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Andrew Altman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646470.003.0001

This introductory chapter provides material intended to orient readers, coming as they will from a broad range of academic and non-academic backgrounds. Section I explains what is meant by ‘asymmetric’ armed conflict and how terrorism is connected to such conflict. Section II examines the term, ‘terrorism’, sketching and defending a concept of terrorism that informs the various contributions to this volume. Section III describes the two main approaches to assessing the legality and morality of targeted killing: the law-enforcement and the armed-conflict models. Section IV summarizes each subsequent chapter, drawing contrasts and remarking on similarities among them, and Section V offers some brief concluding thoughts.

Keywords:   asymmetric armed conflict, terrorism, targeted killing, law-enforcement model, armed-conflict model

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