Terrorist violence is no novelty in human history and, while government reactions to it have varied over time, some lessons can be learned from the past. Indeed, the debate on when and how a state should use emergency powers that limit individual freedoms is nearly as old as the history of political thought. After reviewing some history of state responses to terrorist violence and their efficacy, this book assesses the effects of contemporary counterterrorism law and policies on democratic states. In particular, the book ...

Counterterrorism: Democracy's Challenge 2008, Hart Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781841138183

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