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The Resource Liberal democracies and the torture of their citizens, Cynthia Banham

Liberal democracies and the torture of their citizens, Cynthia Banham

Label
Liberal democracies and the torture of their citizens
Title
Liberal democracies and the torture of their citizens
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia Banham
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book analyses and compares how the USA's liberal allies responded to the use of torture against their citizens after 9/11. Did they resist, tolerate or support the Bush Administration's policies concerning the mistreatment of detainees when their own citizens were implicated and what were the reasons for their actions? Australia, the UK and Canada are liberal democracies sharing similar political cultures, values and alliances with America; yet they behaved differently when their citizens, caught up in the War on Terror, were tortured. How states responded to citizens' human rights claims and predicaments was shaped, in part, by demands for accountability placed on the executive government by domestic actors. This book argues that civil society actors, in particular, were influenced by nuanced differences in their national political and legal contexts that enabled or constrained human rights activism. It maps the conditions under which individuals and groups were more or less likely to become engaged when fellow citizens were tortured, focusing on national rights culture, the domestic legal and political human rights framework, and political opportunities. --
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Banham, Cynthia
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Torture (International law)
  • Terrorism (International law)
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • Terrorism
  • Torture
Label
Liberal democracies and the torture of their citizens, Cynthia Banham
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:414016/one
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Torture and liberal democracies -- Enabling and constraining activism -- America's use of torture after 9/11 -- Australia -- The United Kingdom -- Canada
Control code
ocn959275781
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 251 pages
Isbn
9781509906840
Lccn
2016045781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959275781
Label
Liberal democracies and the torture of their citizens, Cynthia Banham
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:414016/one
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Torture and liberal democracies -- Enabling and constraining activism -- America's use of torture after 9/11 -- Australia -- The United Kingdom -- Canada
Control code
ocn959275781
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 251 pages
Isbn
9781509906840
Lccn
2016045781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959275781

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