“International terrorism” in the League of Nations and the contemporary terrorism dispositif

  title={“International terrorism” in the League of Nations and the contemporary terrorism dispositif},
  author={Ondrej Ditrych},
  journal={Critical Studies on Terrorism},
  pages={225 - 240}
  • Ondrej Ditrych
  • Published 1 August 2013
  • Sociology
  • Critical Studies on Terrorism
This article recovers states’ discursive practices regarding “international terrorism” in the 1930s. It examines the internal conditions of the discourse of terrorism among states in this period with a particular focus on its conspiratorial elements and suggests external conditions for this discourse’s emergence and order. Furthermore, it points to continuities and discontinuities between the 1930s discursive series and the constituent discursive forms of the contemporary global terrorism… 

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