Counter-terrorism and the post-democratic state

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Edward Elgar,
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c2007.
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The ‘war on terror’ and ongoing terrorist attacks around the world have generated a growing body of literature on national and international measures to counteract terrorist activity. This detailed study investigates an aspect of contemporary counter-terrorism that has been largely overlooked; the impact of these measures on the continued viability of the democratic state. Democratic nations are now facing an unprecedented challenge – to respond to global terrorism without simultaneously overturning fundamental human and political rights. The book addresses the critical question of whether, in the context of the ‘war on terror’, the national security imperative has compromised the democratic state. This book draws together academics, public policy practitioners, politicians and journalists to discuss policies introduced by democratic governments which threaten the nature of the democratic state. It will be of great interest to graduate and undergraduate students in politics, public policy, international relations, criminology and terrorism and counter-terrorism studies.
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table_of_contents Global terrorism / Mo Mowlan -- Democracy at the crossroads? Counter-terrorism and the state / Tariq Ali -- Terrorism and war / Giovanni Kessler -- Democracy and torture : when the people decide / Thomas Mertens and Morag Goodwin -- Military justice : David Hicks and Guantanamo Bay / Lex Lasry -- The long road to Guantanamo Bay / Stephen Kenny -- The prohibition of torture : absolute means absolute / Nigel S. Rodley -- Constructing non-citizens : the living law of anti-terrorism in Canada / Reem Bahdi -- Everyone and the citizen : the devalution of principles of protection / Guy S. Goodwin-Gill -- Dangerous evasions : enforcing limits on government action in the 'war on terror' / Devika Hovell -- Counter-terrorism and the rise of 'security policing' / Jenny Hocking and Colleen Lewis -- 'Devils and dust' : extending the 'uncivil politics of law and order' to the 'war on terror' / David Brown and Janice Gray -- Command and control : how the media and military are reshaping televised coverage of war / Tony Maniaty -- Embedded journalism : at home and abroad / Martin Woollacott -- A new history of democracy / John Keane.
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