4 Insights and Implications: Duties, Rights, and Legitimizing Violence

To conclude as we began, this chapter reassesses the key concepts outlined in the introduction (rights, justice, and legitimacy; religion and legitimacy). Thereafter, it aims at identifying patterns legitimizing political violence in transcultural perspective. Because this book is also a contribution to Comparative Political Theory (CPT), a discipline that predominantly focusses on The West and The Other, it is worth exploring how the West is reflected in the texts we have discussed previously.

Given the scope of the book, none of the discourses analyzed is free of religious language or arguments. Yet, in some if not most discourses, although the discourses are framed in ...

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