U S A Patriot Act Of 2001

Author: Howard Ball
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851097228
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Outlines the state of national security before September 11, 2001, the USA PATRIOT ACT passed in response to 9/11, the civil liberties questions posed by the act, and the players on both sides.

Homeland Security In The Uk

Author: Paul Wilkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780203087459
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This book is a detailed examination of whether domestic security measures are striking an appropriate balance between homeland security and civil liberties in the post-9/11 era. Professor Paul Wilkinson and the other contributors assess the nature of UK responses to terrorism by key public and private-sector bodies, highlighting how these organizations can prevent, pre-empt, counter and manage terrorist attacks by using a matrix of factors such as types of terrorist networks, tactics and targets. The volume also compares and contrasts the UK's response with cognate states elsewhere in the EU and with the USA. While improved intelligence has helped prevent a major Al Qaeda attack, the authors conclude that there is still a ‘major question mark’ over whether the country is adequately resourced to deal with an emergency situation, particularly in major cities other than London. The book also confirms that while the UK faces a ‘real and serious’ threat of terrorist attack by Al Qaeda, it is better prepared for an attack than other EU member states. Homeland Security in the UK will be essential reading for all students of terrorism studies, security studies and politics, as well as by professional practitioners and well-informed general readers.

Terrorism And Homeland Security

Author: Gus Martin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412988020
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Essentials of Terrorism and Homeland Security provides current, up-to-date information on modern terrorism and its effects on homeland security. The text is comprehensive, basing the discussion within a historical, legal, administrative and intellectual framework. In addition, the modern era of terrorism is clearly explained within the context of recent theories and developments.

Terrorism And The Balance Between Freedom And Security

Author: Florian Seidl
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638749681
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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject Sociology - War and Peace, Military, grade: 2,3, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, course: Terrorism, National Security and Constitutional Rights, 8 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: Covered topics: (1) A new quality of terrorism, (2) Terrorism as a social construction, (3) Liberty, security and terrorism in Germany, (4) Freedom, Security and the social sciences ..., abstract: The purpose of this paper is to discuss how the reaction to the new quality of terrorism after September 11, 2001 affects the balance between freedom and civil liberties on the one side, and national and public security on the other side. On the example of the Federal Republic of Germany it is examined, what civil liberties are affected and how. Before doing this, the issue of the perception of terrorism is shortly illuminated. The last part of the paper calls for the engagement of social scientists in response to the curbing of civil liberties and finally gives an outlook on the future development of the balance between freedom and security.

Terrorism And The Constitution

Author: David Cole
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595585869
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Tracing the history of government intrusions on Constitutional rights in response to threats from abroad, Cole and Dempsey warn that a society in which civil liberties are sacrificed in the name of national security is in fact less secure than one in which they are upheld. A new chapter includes a discussion of domestic spying, preventive detention, the many court challenges to post-9/11 abuses, implementation of the PATRIOT ACT, and efforts to reestablish the checks and balances left behind in the rush to strengthen governmental powers.

The Resilient Homeland

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security. Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment
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American National Security And Civil Liberties In An Era Of Terrorism

Author: D. Cohen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403981213
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In light of the ongoing war against terrorism, can the United States maintain its dedication to protecting civil liberties without compromising security? At stake is nothing less than the survival of ideas associated with the modern period of political philosophy: the freedom of conscience, the inviolable rights of the individual to privacy, the constitutionally limited state, as well as the more recent refinement of late modern liberalism, multiculturalism. Contributors evaluate the need to reassess the nation's public policies, institutions, as well as its very identity. The struggle to persist as an open society in the age of terrorism will be the defining test of democracy in the Twenty-first-century.