Laws, Outlaws, and Terrorists: Lessons from the War on Terrorism (Paperback)
  • Laws, Outlaws, and Terrorists: Lessons from the War on Terrorism (Paperback)
zoom

Laws, Outlaws, and Terrorists: Lessons from the War on Terrorism (Paperback)

(author), (author), (editor), (editor)
£13.99
Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 08/02/2013
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
Guidance for maintaining national security without abandoning the rule of law and our democratic values. In an age of global terrorism, can the pursuit of security be reconciled with liberal democratic values and legal principles? During its "global war on terrorism," the Bush administration argued that the United States was in a new kind of conflict, one in which peacetime domestic law was irrelevant and international law inapplicable. From 2001 to 2009, the United States thus waged war on terrorism in a "no-law zone." In Laws, Outlaws, and Terrorists, Gabriella Blum and Philip Heymann reject the argument that traditional American values embodied in domestic and international law can be ignored in any sustainable effort to keep the United States safe from terrorism. They demonstrate that the costs are great and the benefits slight from separating security and the rule of law. They call for reasoned judgment instead of a wholesale abandonment of American values. They also argue that being open to negotiations and seeking to win the moral support of the communities from which the terrorists emerge are noncoercive strategies that must be included in any future efforts to reduce terrorism.

Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780262518604
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 349 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm

You may also be interested in...

Killing Bin Laden
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
The Year Of Liberty
Added to basket
Hezbollah
Added to basket
The Provos
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Ten Men Dead
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
13 Hours
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Fifty Dead Men Walking
Added to basket
The Messenger
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Rise of Islamic State
Added to basket
The Looming Tower
Added to basket
The Trigger Men
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Armed Struggle
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Dirty War
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Islamist
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Shankill Butchers
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.