Legal Aspects of International Terrorism; International Terrorism in the Contemporary World

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Legal Aspects of International Terrorism

By Alona E. Evans and John F. Murphy
Lexington Books, 1978
690 pp. $34.95
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International Terrorism in the Contemporary World

Edited by Marius H. Livingston
Greenwood Press, 1978
522 pp. $37.50
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The State Department asked the American Society of International Law to do a study on terrorism, and, as might be expected, the result is not light reading. The individual subjects are handled by separate authors, but the general recommendations are those of a working group as a whole. The problems are necessarily political as well as legal, and the legal experts do not dodge the wider aspects. In the symposium edited by Livingston, so many authors write about so many topics, and not very well, that it does not add greatly to our enlightenment, although it has a useful bibliography at the end.