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Routledge Research in Terrorism and the Law


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Preventive Detention of Terror Suspects: A New Legal Framework

Preventive Detention of Terror Suspects: A New Legal Framework

1st Edition

Diane Webber
July 27, 2018

Preventive detention as a counter-terrorism tool is fraught with conceptual and procedural problems and risks of misuse, excess and abuse. Many have debated the inadequacies of the current legal frameworks for detention, and the need for finding the most appropriate legal model to govern detention...

Digital Privacy, Terrorism and Law Enforcement: The UK's Response to Terrorist Communication

Digital Privacy, Terrorism and Law Enforcement: The UK's Response to Terrorist Communication

1st Edition

Simon Hale-Ross
July 12, 2018

This book examines the UK’s response to terrorist communication. Its principle question asks, has individual privacy and collective security been successfully managed and balanced? The author begins by assessing several technologically-based problems facing British law enforcement agencies,...

Anti-Terrorism Law and Foreign Terrorist Fighters

Anti-Terrorism Law and Foreign Terrorist Fighters

1st Edition

Jessie Blackbourn, Deniz Kayis, Nicola McGarrity
January 31, 2018

Jessie Blackbourn is a research fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford, UK. Deniz Kayis is currently the Associate for Chief Justice Allsop AO of the Federal Court of Australia. Nicola McGarrity is a senior lecturer and the Director of the Terrorism Law Reform...

Domestic Counter-Terrorism in a Global World: Post-9/11 Institutional Structures and Cultures in Canada and the United Kingdom

Domestic Counter-Terrorism in a Global World: Post-9/11 Institutional Structures and Cultures in Canada and the United Kingdom

1st Edition

Daniel Alati
June 29, 2017

This book investigates counterterrorism responses from a strategic-culturalist perspective, focusing on France and Italy in the post-9/11 era. Terrorism occupies a predominant space within contemporary political debate across all European countries. Recent attacks in Europe have raised many...

Surveillance, Counter-Terrorism and Comparative Constitutionalism

Surveillance, Counter-Terrorism and Comparative Constitutionalism

1st Edition

Fergal Davis, Nicola McGarrity, George Williams
June 16, 2017

The decade after 11 September 2001 saw the enactment of counter-terrorism laws around the world. These laws challenged assumptions about public institutions, human rights and constitutional law. Those challenges are particularly apparent in the context of the increased surveillance powers granted...

The Impact, Legitimacy and Effectiveness of EU Counter-Terrorism

The Impact, Legitimacy and Effectiveness of EU Counter-Terrorism

1st Edition

Fiona de Londras, Josephine Doody
May 24, 2017

Counter-terrorism law and policy has been prominent and widespread in the years following 9/11, touching on many areas of everyday life from policing and border control to financial transactions and internet governance. The European Union is a major actor in contemporary counter-terrorism,...

Anti-Terrorism Law and Normalising Northern Ireland

Anti-Terrorism Law and Normalising Northern Ireland

1st Edition

Jessie Blackbourn
June 09, 2016

The Northern Ireland peace process has been heralded by those involved as a successful example of transformation from a violent conflict to a peaceful society. This book examines the implementation of the Belfast Agreement in Northern Ireland, and evaluates whether its goal to establish a normal,...

Homeland Security, its Law and its State: A Design of Power for the 21st Century

Homeland Security, its Law and its State: A Design of Power for the 21st Century

1st Edition

Christos Boukalas
March 03, 2016

This book assesses the impact of post-9/11 domestic counterterrorism policy on US political life. It examines political discourse, law, institutional architecture, and state-population relations, and shows that ‘homeland security’ is a project with wide-ranging implications for democratic...

Gender, National Security, and Counter-Terrorism: Human rights perspectives

Gender, National Security, and Counter-Terrorism: Human rights perspectives

1st Edition

Margaret L. Satterthwaite, Jayne Huckerby
September 12, 2014

In the name of fighting terrorism, countries have been invaded; wars have been waged; people have been detained, rendered and tortured; and campaigns for "hearts and minds" have been unleashed. Human rights analyses of the counter-terrorism measures implemented in the aftermath of 11 September 2001...

Counter-terrorism and the Detention of Suspected Terrorists: Preventive Detention and International Human Rights Law

Counter-terrorism and the Detention of Suspected Terrorists: Preventive Detention and International Human Rights Law

1st Edition

Claire Macken
April 12, 2013

In a regional, national and global response to terrorism, the emphasis necessarily lies on preventing the next terrorist act. Yet, with prevention comes prediction: the need to identify and detain those considered likely to engage in a terrorist act in the future. The detention of ‘suspected...

Counter-Terrorism and Beyond: The Culture of Law and Justice After 9/11

Counter-Terrorism and Beyond: The Culture of Law and Justice After 9/11

1st Edition

Andrew Lynch, Nicola McGarrity, George Williams
May 29, 2012

This book considers the increasing trend towards a ‘culture of control’ in democratic countries. The post-9/11 counter-terrorism laws in nations such as the USA, the UK, Canada and Australia provide a stark demonstration of this trend. These laws share a focus on the pre-emption of crime,...

The United States, International Law and the Struggle against Terrorism

The United States, International Law and the Struggle against Terrorism

1st Edition

Thomas McDonnell
August 16, 2011

This book discusses the critical legal issues raised by the US responses to the terrorist threat, analyzing the actions taken by the Bush administration during the so-called "war on terrorism" and their compliance with international law. Thomas McDonnell highlights specific topics of legal interest...

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