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"This volume views terrorism trials as a form of theatre, where the 'show' that a trial may offer can develop often unexpected dynamics, which at times might inconvenience the government. Seeing terrorism trials as a stage where legal instruments are used (and abused) to argue the validity of contested political constructs, this study presents a performative perspective to draw attention to the mechanisms and effects of terrorism trials in and outside the courtroom. With a special focus on how the power of these performances may in turn shape new narratives of justice and/or injustice, it offers vital insights into terrorism trials directed involving different types of terrorism suspects, from left-wing to ethno-nationalist and jihadist terrorists, in Spain, Russia, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States"--Back cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 529-576) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction : A performative perspective on terrorism trials / Beatrice de Graaf, in cooperation with Liesbeth van der Heide Terrorism, political crime and political justice / Alex P. Schmid Trial of Vera Zasulich in 1878 / Alex P. Schmid Stalin's 1936 show trial against the 'Trotzkyite-Zinovievite Terrorist Centre' / Alex P. Schmid 'Is there any justice left in this country?' : the IRA on trial in the 1970s / Joost Augusteijn Germany confronts the Baader-Meinhof Group : the Stammheim trial (1975-1977) and its legacies / Jacco Pekelder and Klaus Weinhauer National security on trial : the case of Zacarias Mossaoui, 2001-2006 /Geert-Jan Knoops Guantánamo as theatre : military commissions as a performance in the court of public opinion, 2003-2004 / Fred L. Borch Hofstad Group on trial : sentencing the terrorist risk, 2005-2014 / Beatrice de Graaf Supporting prisoners or supporting terrorists : the 2008 trial of Gestoras Pro Amnistía in Spain / Carolijn Terwindt Performing justice, coping with trauma : the trial of Anders Breivik, 2012 / Tore Bjørgo, Beatrice de Graaf, Liesbeth van der Heide, Cato Hemmingby and Daan Weggemans Literature on terrorism trials : a selective bibliography / compiled by Jaclyn A. Peterson.
K543.P6 T47 2016
Leiden : Leiden University Press,