Counter-Terrorism, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Crossing Legal Boundaries in Defence of the State
Author: Aniceto Masferrer,Clive Walker
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 178195447X
Category: Political Science
Page: 360
View: 6982
ŠA deep and thoughtful exploration of counter-terrorism written by leading commentators from around the globe. This book poses critical questions about the definition of terrorism, the role of human rights and the push by many governments for more secu


A Reference Handbook
Author: Graeme C. S. Steven,Rohan Gunaratna
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851096663
Category: History
Page: 293
View: 8959
An up-to-date analysis of the wave of terrorism in the post-Cold War era and the ways in which states and societies are responding. * Chronology of key events such as the 2001 bombing in Bali, movements such as the globalization of terrorism, and legislation by the United Nations, the United States, and other countries * Biographies of significant individuals such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Osama bin Laden, and Ayman Al Zawahiri

The Counter-terrorism Puzzle

A Guide for Decision Makers
Author: Abraham Kaplan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351484419
Category: Political Science
Page: 317
View: 3195
The expansion and escalation of global terrorism has left populations across the world and decision-makers responsible for contending with it unprepared. This book, now in paperback, is the first attempt of its kind to create a manual of counter-terrorism measures on all the relevant operational levels. The author's main purpose is to give decision-makers the tools to make rational and effective decisions in both preventing and countering terrorism. The need to contend with terrorism can be found in almost every sphere of life: security, prevention and suppression of terrorism, legal and ethical dilemmas regarding democratic issues, such as the individual's human rights, intelligence interrogations, the right of the public to know, as well as coping with social, psychological, and media-related issues.

Counter-terrorism and the Post-democratic State

Author: Jenny Hocking,Colleen Lewis
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1847208711
Category: Political Science
Page: 242
View: 1653
The war on terror and ongoing terrorist attacks around the world have generated a growing body of literature on national and international measures to counteract terrorist activity. This detailed study investigates an aspect of contemporary counter-terrorism that has been largely overlooked; the impact of these measures on the continued viability of the democratic state. Democratic nations are now facing an unprecedented challenge to respond to global terrorism without simultaneously overturning fundamental human and political rights. The book addresses the critical question of whether, in the context of the war on terror , the national security imperative has compromised the democratic state. This book draws together academics, public policy practitioners, politicians and journalists to discuss policies introduced by democratic governments which threaten the nature of the democratic state. It will be of great interest to graduate and undergraduate students in politics, public policy, international relations, criminology and terrorism and counter-terrorism studies.


Author: Ronald Crelinsten
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745658490
Category: Political Science
Page: 248
View: 5898
Terrorism has emerged as one of the most problematic issues facing national governments and the international community in the 21st century. But how is it possible to counter terrorism in a world in which governance is still dominated by the nation-state? Are we seeing new forms of terrorist activity in the wake of 9/11? Are pre-9/11 approaches still valid? How can we combat and control diverse threats of multiple origin? Who should be responsible for countering terrorism and in what circumstances? In this incisive new book, Ronald Crelinsten seeks to provide answers to these pressing questions, challenging readers to think beyond disciplinary and jurisdictional boundaries. He presents an up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to the difficulties and obstacles related to countering terrorism in democratic societies. The counterterrorism framework that he develops in this book reflects the complex world in which we live. The different approaches to counterterrorism provide the organizing theme of the book and help the reader to understand and to appreciate the full range of options available. The book: includes a host of contemporary examples and further readings; compares and contrasts pre- and post-9/11 approaches; critically evaluates the post-9/11 ‘war on terror'; moves beyond a purely state-centric focus to include non-state actors and institutions; combines hard and soft power approaches; considers prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. Counterterrorism will be an indispensible guide for students, researchers, practitioners and general readers wanting to broaden their knowledge of the possibilities and limitations of counterterrorism today.

National Counter-terrorism Strategies

Legal, Institutional, and Public Policy Dimensions in the US, UK, France, Turkey and Russia
Author: Robert W. Orttung,Andreĭ Stanislavovich Makarychev
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 9781586036959
Category: Political Science
Page: 213
View: 398
" National Counter-Terrorism Strategies provides an in-depth analyses of terrorism trends and responses in the US, UK, France, Turkey and Russia. The contributors are scholars and operational people from each of the countries. They contribute to the existing literature on terrorism by analyzing their countries response to the terror-organized crime nexus, coordination of state agencies fighting terrorism, and ability to manage trade-offs between protecting civil liberties and ensuring security. The book makes an important contribution by providing a comparative analysis of the various national responses to terrorism, showing where individual countries excel and lag behind. These analyses seek to provide the basis for improving the counter-terrorism approaches for each of the countries. The introductory chapters provide an analysis of current trends in terrorism today from a variety of different national perspectives. The different approaches and points of view allow the reader to gain a more nuanced understanding of terrorism and the current efforts to combat it. "


Author: Marie-Helen Maras
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449648606
Category: Law
Page: 415
View: 1475
Law Enforcement, Policing, & Security


Community-Based Approaches to Preventing Terror Crime
Author: B. Spalek
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137009527
Category: Social Science
Page: 209
View: 8158
This book examines community-based approaches to counter-terrorism through an analysis of the notions of community, partnership, engagement, gender and religion in order to shed new light on the potential of, and drawbacks to these approaches. Dr. Spalek stresses the need for policy makers and practitioners to reflect on the effectiveness of the initiatives that they are engaged with, particularly in relation to how community-targeted or community-focused they are.

Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Author: Brigitte L Nacos
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317279514
Category: Political Science
Page: 500
View: 8451
Focusing on the phenomenon of terrorism in the age of ISIS/ISIL, Terrorism and Counterterrorism investigates this form of political violence in an international and American context and in light of new and historical trends. In this comprehensive and highly readable text, renowned expert Brigitte Nacos clearly defines terrorism's diverse causes, actors, and strategies; outlines anti- and counter-terrorist responses; and highlights terrorism's relationship with the public and media. Terrorism and Counterterrorism introduces students to the field's main debates and helps them critically assess our understanding of, and our strategies for, addressing this complex and enduring issue. New to the 5th Edition Covers important terrorist developments since 2012 including the death of Osama bin Laden, the rise of ISIS, the proliferation of home-grown jihadism including the Boston Marathon bombing, and the revelations of Edward Snowden and the NSA. Refines the treatment of important issues including "justifiable" or "legitimate" terror, waves of terror, and state sponsored terror, among others. Amplifies the coverage of media and terrorism including e-terrorism, the role of social media in recruitment, "propaganda by deed," and other cutting edge topics.

The Evolution of Special Forces in Counter-terrorism

The British and American Experiences
Author: J. Paul de B. Taillon
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275969226
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 190
View: 3262
The threat of terrorism knows no borders, and, given the complexities of today's global system, no nation can afford to stand alone. This study considers the role that international cooperation plays in assisting elite military forces engaged in low intensity and counter-terrorist operations, particularly hostage rescue efforts. Using historical examples from the experiences of Great Britain and the United States, the author concludes that cooperation (ranging from shared intelligence, to forward base access, to the provision of observers) can provide significant advantages in dealing with low-intensity operations. However, the most fruitful joint efforts involve shared activities by countries that possess a similar threat perception, usually in part a result of a common "sociology" in their view of historical developments.

Writing the War on Terrorism

Language, Politics and Counter-terrorism
Author: Richard Jackson
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719071218
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 232
View: 9687
This book examines the language of the war on terrorism and is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand how the Bush administration's approach to counter-terrorism became the dominant policy paradigm in American politics today.

Essentials of Counterterrorism

Author: James J. F. Forest
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440832846
Category: Political Science
Page: 456
View: 5061
A comprehensive overview of counterterrorism that examines key aspects of the fight against terrorism, including intelligence, law enforcement, the military, financial and criminal activity, ethics, and social media. • Analyzes critical themes and issues related to the fight against terrorism • Provides an ideal guide for students and other readers who are new to the study of counterterrorism and national and international security • Brings together contributors from academia, the military, law enforcement, government and intelligence agencies, and think tanks • Includes case studies that illustrate key concepts used in successfully combating terrorism

Multilateral Counter-terrorism

The Global Politics of Cooperation and Contestation
Author: Peter Romaniuk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135156999
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
View: 4429
Contemporary terrorism is a global phenomenon requiring a globalized response. In this book Peter Romaniuk aims to assess to what extent states seek multilateral responses to the threats they face from terrorists. Multilateral Counter-terrorism is an essential resource for all students and scholars of international politics, criminology and terrorism studies.

U.S. Government Counterterrorism

A Guide to Who Does What
Author: Michael Kraft,Edward Marks
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439851476
Category: Law
Page: 407
View: 4943
U.S. Government Counterterrorism: A Guide to Who Does What is the first readily available, unclassified guide to the many U.S. government agencies, bureau offices, and programs involved in all aspects of countering terrorism domestically and overseas. The authors, veterans of the U.S. government’s counterterrorism efforts, present a rare insider’s view of the counterterrorism effort, addressing such topics as government training initiatives, weapons of mass destruction, interagency coordination, research and development, and the congressional role in policy and budget issues. Includes a Foreword by Brian Michael Jenkins, Senior Advisor RAND Corporation Individual chapters describe the various agencies, their bureaus, and offices that develop and implement the counterterrorism policies and programs, providing a useful unclassified guide to government officials at all levels as well as students and others interested in how the U.S. counters terrorism. The book also discusses the challenges involved in coordinating the counterterrorism efforts at federal, state, and local levels and explains how key terror events influenced the development of programs, agencies, and counterterrorism legislation. The legislative underpinnings and tools of the U.S. counterterrorism efforts are covered as are the oft-debated issues of defining terrorism itself and efforts to counter violent extremism. In addition to outlining the specific agencies and programs, the authors provide unique insights into the broader context of counterterrorism efforts and developments in the last 10-plus years since 9/11 and they raise future considerations given recent landscape-altering global events. The authors were interviewed by National Defense Magazine in a January 23, 2012 article entitled Counterterrorism 101: Navigating the Bureaucratic Maze. They were interviewed on April 30, 2012 by Federal News Radio. Michael Kraft was also interviewed on June 27, 2014 by Federal News Radio.


Author: Dr. Behnam Rastegari
ISBN: 1312338903
Page: N.A
View: 9173

When Terrorism and Counterterrorism Clash

The War on Terror and the Transformation of Terrorist Activity
Author: Ivan Sascha Sheehan
Publisher: Cambria Press
ISBN: 1934043702
Category: Political Science
Page: 248
View: 7616
Highly readable with a rich quantitative analysis of the largest ever terrorism database constructed for the period 1992-2004, the results of the study are fascinating and have important implications for current U.S. foreign policy in the Global War on Terrorism. The author has painstakingly examined, with precise numbers, the impact of the use of preemptive force in the War on Terrorism in a way that has never been done before. This is the first publication showcasing compelling data on the impact of the current war on terrorism on the level, lethality and frequency of transnational terrorist activity around the globe. With extremely current data, When Terrorism and Counterterrorism Clash is a critical reference to all in the fields of international relations and political science. "This is the most compelling, provocative, and sophisticated empirical study I've seen of the Global War on Terrorism. It is essential reading for policymakers and scholars and couldn't come at a more critical time." -John N. Paden, Ph.D., Clarence Robinson Professor of International Studies and Professor of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University "This is exactly what we need to make informed policy decisions." - Alireza Jafarzadeh, Author of The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis and FOX News Channel Foreign Affairs Analyst "A penetrating analysis with a compelling conclusion!" - Daniel Druckman, Professor of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University and Visiting Scholar, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

The Politics of Counterterrorism in Western Europe

Author: Tracy Higgins
Publisher: N.A
Category: Europe
Page: 182
View: 7966
European nations, the victims of left and right wing, separatist, and transnational terrorism, share a desire to deter terrorist violence within their own borders. This provides an incentive to develop effective domestic counterterrorist policies as well as to corrdinate counterterrorism programs among European nations in order to be more effective in the prevention of terrorist violence. Some attempts have been made to improve police and judicial cooperation both within the EU and internationally, and this has had a positive effect on counterterrorism operations. However progress in the area of counterterrorism strategy in Europe continues to be unsatisfactory as it is still the source of internal policy battles and many diplomatic disputes.

Deterrence and Influence in Counterterrorism

A Component in the War on al Qaeda
Author: Paul K. Davis,Brian Michael Jenkins
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833034065
Category: Political Science
Page: 109
View: 9484
It may not be possible to deter fanatical terrorists, but members of terrorist systems may be amenable to influence. The U.S. counterterrorism strategy should therefore include political warfare, placing at risk things the terrorists hold dear, a credible threat of force against states or groups that support acquisition of weapons of mass destruction, and maintaining cooperation with other nations engaged in the war on terror, while also preserving core American values.

To what Extent Have the Policies and Practices of Counterterrorism Undermined Human Rights in the 'War on Terror'?

Author: Poppy Stanbury
Publisher: Grin Publishing
ISBN: 9783668369665
Page: 16
View: 4827
Essay from the year 2015 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Public International Law and Human Rights, University of Kent, language: English, abstract: This essay will discuss the impact that counterterrorism has had on human rights throughout the 'war on terror', focusing on the policies and practices of the U.S. after the attacks of September 11th, 2001, and using case studies such as Guantanamo Bay detention centre in Cuba and Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. This essay will compare the use policies and practices of counterterrorism utilised by the Bush administration to that of the Obama administration, and how human rights have been undermined during both presidencies, as well as analysing how the U.S.'s methods of counterterrorism has led to other countries following suit in the disregard of human rights when fighting terrorism. Counterterrorism can be defined as action against known and suspected terrorist organisations in reaction to, or as a defence against terrorist attacks, and, according to Poynting and Whyte, "seeks only to control the threat of terrorism and is devoid of any content other than security and protection." (Poynting and Whyte, 2012: 6). After the tragic attack on 11th September 2001, when four planes were hijacked by Al-Qaida terrorists, the Bush administration declared a 'war on terror', determined to track down and punish those responsible for the attacks. In late January 2002, President Bush extended the war on terror to a wider 'axis of evil', those targeted composed of regimes that supported terrorism and pursued development of weapons of mass destruction (Rogers, 2013: 6). Most notably among the targets were Iran, North Korea, and, of course, Iraq. In basic terms, human rights are put in place to protect citizens from the state. And according to contemporary international human rights law, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Geneva Conventions, the state has an obligation to implement intern

Maritime Counter-terrorism

A Pan-Asian Perspective
Author: Swati Parashar
Publisher: Pearson Education India
ISBN: 9788131704042
Category: Maritime terrorism
Page: 218
View: 1133
Even Before The 9/11 Terrorist Strikes In The Usa, Intelligence And Counter-Terrorism Agencies Of The World Had Been Concerned Over The Likelihood Of Acts Of Maritime Terrorism Directed At International Trade, And Particularly Energy Supplies. Instances Of Sea-Piracy In The Malacca Straits And Arabian Sea In The Recent Past Have Added To The International Community S Concern Over Maritime Security And Have Posed A New Challenge To Security Agencies Across The World. This Concern And The Quest For New And Effective Approaches To Intelligence Gathering And Security Policies Have Led To A Lot Of Debate, Research And Conferences.