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The Resource Law, liberty, and the pursuit of terrorism, Roger Douglas, (electronic resource)

Law, liberty, and the pursuit of terrorism, Roger Douglas, (electronic resource)

Label
Law, liberty, and the pursuit of terrorism
Title
Law, liberty, and the pursuit of terrorism
Statement of responsibility
Roger Douglas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It is commonly believed that a state facing a terrorist threat responds with severe legislation that compromises civil liberties in favour of national security. Roger Douglas compares responses to terrorism by five liberal democracies-- the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand-- over the past 15 years. He examines each nationђ́ةs development and implementation of counterterrorism law, specifically in the areas of information gathering, the definition of terrorist offenses, due process for the accused, detention, and torture and other forms of coercive questioning. Douglas finds that terrorist attacks elicit pressures for quick responses, which often allow national governments to accrue additional powers. But emergencies are neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition for such laws, which may persist even after fears have eased. He argues that responses are influenced by institutional interests and prior beliefs and are complicated when the exigencies of office and beliefs point in different directions. He also argues that citizens are wary of government's impingement on civil liberties and that courts exercise their capacity to restrain the legislative and executive branches. Douglas concludes that the worst anti-terror excesses have taken place outside of, rather than within, the law and that the legacy of 9/11 includes both laws that expand government powers and judicial decisions that limit those very powers. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.--
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Provided by publish
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Douglas, Roger
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Knowledge Unlatched
  • Open Access e-Books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil rights
  • Detention of persons
  • Government information
  • National security
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Torture
Label
Law, liberty, and the pursuit of terrorism, Roger Douglas, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The specter of terrorism -- Responding to the threat -- What is terrorism? -- Gathering information -- Protecting government secrets while protecting due process? -- Guilt by association -- Terrorism offences -- Detention without conviction -- Torture and coercive questioning
Control code
org.knowledgeunlatched.62
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472029662
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883908824
Label
Law, liberty, and the pursuit of terrorism, Roger Douglas, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The specter of terrorism -- Responding to the threat -- What is terrorism? -- Gathering information -- Protecting government secrets while protecting due process? -- Guilt by association -- Terrorism offences -- Detention without conviction -- Torture and coercive questioning
Control code
org.knowledgeunlatched.62
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472029662
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883908824

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