The Long Decade: How 9/11 Changed the Law

Hardcover | April 29, 2014

EditorDavid Jenkins, Amanda Jacobsen, Anders Henriksen

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The terrorist attacks of 9/11 precipitated significant legal changes over the ensuing ten years, a "long decade" that saw both domestic and international legal systems evolve in reaction to the seemingly permanent threat of international terrorism. At the same time, globalization producedworldwide insecurity that weakened the nation-state's ability to monopolize violence and assure safety for its people. The Long Decade: How 9/11 Changed the Law contains contributions by international legal scholars who critically reflect on how the terrorist attacks of 9/11 precipitated these legal changes. This book examines how the uncertainties of the "long decade" made fear a political and legal force,challenged national constitutional orders, altered fundamental assumptions about the rule of law, and ultimately raised questions about how democracy and human rights can cope with competing security pressures, while considering the complex process of crafting anti-terrorism measures.

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The terrorist attacks of 9/11 precipitated significant legal changes over the ensuing ten years, a "long decade" that saw both domestic and international legal systems evolve in reaction to the seemingly permanent threat of international terrorism. At the same time, globalization producedworldwide insecurity that weakened the nation-st...

David Jenkins is an Associate Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law at the University of Copenhagen School of Law and a member of its Centre for European Constitutionalization and Security. His area of specialization is comparative constitutional law, with a focus on security issues. He is an attorney-at-law in the United States...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:April 29, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199368325

ISBN - 13:9780199368327

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Contributors and EditorsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. David Jenkins: The Long DecadePart I: Fear and the Security Agenda2. Adrian Vermeule: Security and Liberty: Critiques of the Tradeoff Thesis3. Oren Gross: Security vs. Liberty: On Emotions and Cognition4. Kent Roach: Preventing What? Post-9/11 Mission Amnesia and Mission CreepPart II: Terrorism in a Borderless World5. Amnon Lev: The War on Terrorism and International Law: Towards a Continental Divide6. Kaarlo Tuori: A European Security Constitution?7. Victor V. Ramraj: Counter-Terrorism's Engagement with Transnational LegalityPart III: Constitutions under Stress8. Mark Tushnet: Legal and Political Constitutionalism, and the Response to Terrorism9. Fiona de Londras: Guantanamo Bay, the Rise of the Courts and the Revenge of Politics10. David Jenkins: Citizenship and the Limits of Due Process since 9/11Part IV: Risk Prevention11. Clive Walker: 'Protect' Against Terrorism: In Service of the State, the Corporation, or the Citizen?12. Iain Cameron: The Influence of 9/11 on Swedish Anti-Terrorism Policy and MeasuresPart V: Democratic Accountability, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law13. Jens Elo Rytter: Terrorist Threats and Judicial Deference14. Amy Jacobsen: Open Secrets in U.S. Counter-Terrorism Policy15. Gabor Rona: Views from Mars, Views from Venus: Minding the Gap between What We Say and What We Do on TerrorismMartin Scheinin: Epilogue: Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism: Lessons from a Long DecadeBibliographyIndex