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Innes, Michael A. (2008) 'Deconstructing Political Orthodoxies on Insurgent and Terrorist Sanctuaries.' Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 31 (3). pp. 251-267.

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Critics of the War on Terror have pointed to the futility of waging war on a tactic. Its emphasis on denying “sanctuary” and “safe havens” to terrorists, however, has also been informed by a political discourse that privileges the static, physical characteristics of refuge and the significance of state and territory in its provision. Locational issues have been exceptionally problematic, suggesting there is a need for deeper and more textured understanding of terrorist operating environments. This article seeks to widen the debate, encouraging the view that sanctuary is a complex terrain of material, human, and cognitive dimensions.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
ISSN: 1057610X
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 14:43

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