By Andrea Bianchi, Alexis Keller

Terrorist violence is not any novelty in human historical past and, whereas govt reactions to it have various through the years, a few classes will be discovered from the prior. certainly, the controversy on while and the way a country should still use emergency powers that restrict person freedoms is almost as outdated because the heritage of political inspiration. After reviewing a few historical past of country responses to terrorist violence and their efficacy, this publication assesses the results of latest counterterrorism legislations and rules on democratic states. particularly, the booklet considers the interplay among nationwide and foreign legislations in shaping and imposing anti-terror measures, in addition to the tough position of the judiciary in outstanding a stability among safeguard issues and primary rights. Counterterrorism: Democracy's problem additionally examines the traces this has triggered on a few democracies, in particular a blurring within the separation of powers among the legislative, govt, and judicial branches of presidency, giving cause to inquire afresh even if new paradigms are wanted. ultimately, the difficulty of no matter if the doctrine of constitutionalism delivers a suitable body of research to encapsulate present advancements in overseas legislation in line with terrorism is broached. through drawing at the services of historians, political scientists, and attorneys, this ebook promotes transdisciplinary discussion, spotting that counterterrorism is an argument on the intersection of legislation and politics that has profound implications for democratic associations and practices.

Show description

Read or Download Counterterrorism: Democracy's Challenge PDF

Similar political freedom books

The Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization

The unintended American vividly illustrates the demanding situations and contradictions of U. S. immigration coverage, and argues that, simply as there's a unfastened circulation of capital on this planet economic climate, there will be a loose circulate of work. writer Rinku Sen alternates chapters telling the tale of 1 "accidental American"--coauthor Fekkak Mamdouh, a Morrocan-born waiter at a restaurant on this planet alternate middle whose existence used to be thrown into turmoil on 9/11--with a radical critique of present immigration coverage.

Global Security Engagement: A New Model for Cooperative Threat Reduction

The government's first Cooperative probability relief (CTR) courses have been created in 1991 to dispose of the previous Soviet Union's nuclear, chemical, and different guns and stop their proliferation. The courses have comprehensive very much: deactivating hundreds of thousands of nuclear warheads, neutralizing chemical guns, changing guns amenities for peaceable use, and redirecting the paintings of former guns scientists and engineers, between different efforts.

The Four Freedoms under Siege: The Clear and Present Danger from Our National Security State

The authors deal with the difficult questions of person freedom as opposed to nationwide defense which are at the minds of usa citizens of all political stripes. they convey jointly the pivotal occasions, leaders, regulations, and fateful decisions—often path-breaking, extra frequently finishing in folly—that have subverted our constitutional executive from its founding.

Additional info for Counterterrorism: Democracy's Challenge

Sample text

When fighting an unseen and vicious enemy, who may have many secret sympathisers, all societies encounter difficulties. In such circumstances, most states, even democratic ones, resort to some form of detention without trial. This is an understandable and even necessary response, but it involves huge risks. First, there is a risk of arresting and 26 For a fuller account, see A Roberts, ‘The Laws of War in the War on Terror’, in P Wilson (ed), International Law and the War on Terrorism, US Naval War College, International Law Studies, vol 79 (Newport, RI, Naval War College, 2003) 175–230.

Paret comments that ‘nothing’, in this case, means ‘the secure existence of the status quo’. 16 See eg W Laqueur, The Age of Terrorism (London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1987). See also M Howard, ‘What’s in a Name? How to Fight Terrorism’ (January/February 2002) Foreign Affairs 9–13. Columns Design Ltd / Job: Bianchi_Keller_Counterterroism / Division: Ch01_Roberts /Pg. 18 Because the changes have been so great, it would also be easy to brush aside earlier historical experience of terrorism on the grounds of diminished relevance – and this indeed appears to have happened in much contemporary analysis.

R Debray, Undesirable Alien, trs Rosemary Sheed (London, Allen Lane, 1978) 121, 123 and 172; first published as L’Indésirable (Paris, Editions du Seuil, 1975). 34 This may be literally true, although reports of information by detainees given during interrogation need to be treated with extreme caution. com/ news/2002/08/26>. 35 On possible connections between southern California and religious radicalism see the brief references in M Ruthven, Fundamentalism: The Search for Meaning (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004) 10 and 38.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.39 of 5 – based on 4 votes