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December 1st, 2015

Is Political Violence Ever Justified?

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

December 1st, 2015

Is Political Violence Ever Justified?

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Maeve Cooke/ Kimberley Hutchings

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Does political violence ever achieve its long-term goals or does it simply perpetuate violence? Are some types of political violence more rational, ethical, or justifiable than others? Is there always a clear line between resistance and political violence? In an era in which international relations have been transformed by globalization and new technologies, and terrorism has become the paradigm of political violence, do we need new ways of understanding and classifying political violence in the twenty-first century?

Speakers
Kimberley Hutchings, Professor of Politics and International Relations (Queen Mary, University of London)
Maeve Cooke, Professor of Philosophy (UCD)

Chair
Danielle Sands, Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture at Royal Holloway, University of London and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

Recorded on 1 December 2015 at the LSE

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