The 9/11 Effect: Comparative Counter-Terrorism by Kent RoachThe 9/11 Effect: Comparative Counter-Terrorism by Kent Roach

The 9/11 Effect: Comparative Counter-Terrorism

byKent Roach

Paperback | August 15, 2011

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This book critically and comparatively examines the responses of the United Nations and a range of countries to the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. It assesses the convergence between the responses of western democracies including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada with countries with more experience with terrorism including Egypt, Syria, Israel, Singapore, and Indonesia. A number of common themes - the use of criminal law and immigration law, the regulation of speech associated with terrorism, the review of the state's whole of government counter-terrorism activities, and the development of national security policies - are discussed. The book provides a critical take on how the United Nations promoted terrorism financing laws and listing processes and the regulation of speech associated with terrorism but failed to agree on a definition of terrorism or the importance of respecting human rights while combating terrorism. It also assesses the failures of the American extra-legal approach and departures from criminal justice and the challenges of transnational cooperation and accountability for counter-terrorism.
Title:The 9/11 Effect: Comparative Counter-TerrorismFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:494 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.87 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.87 inPublished:August 15, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052118505X

ISBN - 13:9780521185059

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The United Nations responds; 3. Countries that did not immediately respond; 4. The United States responds: executive power and extra-legalism; 5. The United Kingdom responds: a legislative war on terrorism; 6. Australia responds: hyper legislation; 7. Canada responds: immigration, inquiries and human security; 8. Conclusions.

Editorial Reviews

"Unexpected and enlightening ... The unique legal gymnastics performed by the United States to justify its wars in the Middle East and the changes to its intelligence and interrogation policy have tended to concentrate analysts's attention. Kent Roach's new book, however, takes us well beyond these confines. ... The book should also bid fair to become a leading text on this newly important area of the law." - Tracy Lightcap Law and Politics Book Reviewbr>