Terrorism is an enormously contested concept. While it is often suggested that ‘one person’s terrorist is another’s freedom ﬁ ghter’ it is also a fact that Nelson Mandela, Gerry Adams and Xanana Gusmão were all branded as terrorists by the states that imprisoned them and where they later became internationally respected statesmen. Conversely, while the Mujahideen of Afghanistan were celebrated (and aided) by the West as freedom ﬁ ghters when they were ﬁ ghting a guerrilla war against the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 80s, their progeny the Taliban have, since the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, been deﬁ ned as terrorists by Western states, in many of which it is a terrorist offence to recruit for them or otherwise provide material support.
|Title of host publication||Shades of deviance|
|Subtitle of host publication||A primer on crime, deviance and social harm|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon, England|
|Number of pages||4|
|ISBN (Print)||9781315848556, 9780415733229, 9780415733236|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Jan 2014|