Perspectives on Terrorism: How 9/11 Changed U.S. Politics / Edition 1

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This reader includes journalistic and scholarly pieces focused on key political aspects of the September 11, 2001 attacks and the U.S's domestic and international response. Selections highlight political issues such as national security, public opinion and attitudes, civil liberties, immigration and U. S. citizenship, and foreign policy. The included articles encourage critical thinking about current events and discussions on topics such as security vs. liberty.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618253234
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/23/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,119,466
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Allan Cigler is a well-known scholar whose areas of interest include political parties and electoral behavior. He teaches at the University of Kansas and is the series editor of the Houghton Mifflin New Directions in Political Behavior series.

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Table of Contents

1. The Context After September 11 What September 11th Really Wrought, from The Economist Arab and Muslim America, Shibley Telhami 2. The Media Unwitting Accomplices, Robert J. Samuelson Legal Affairs: The Media, the Military, and Striking the Right Balance, Stuart Taylor, Jr. 3. Government Institutions The Business of Congress After September 11, Sarah Binder and Bill Frenzel Can Congress Recover from 9/11? Norman J. Ornstein The Supreme Court Returns, to a Changed Legal Landscape, Michael C. Dorf 4. The Politics of Organized Interests Since Sept. 11, Lobbyists Use New Pitches for Old Pleas, David E. Rosenbaum Airline Insecurity, Barry Yeoman and Bill Hogan 5. Terrorist Challenges to an Open Society A. Internal Security Confronts Civil Liberties Security Versus Civil Liberties, Richard A. Posner Anti-Terrorism Laws: Too Much of a Good Thing, Professor Lewis R. Katz Keeping an Eye on Things, Adam Cohen B. The Right to Due Process and Military Tribunals In Favor of Military Tribunals, Peter J. Wallison War and the Constitution, George P. Fletcher C. Airport Security The Case Against Federalizing Airport Security, Richard W. Rahn Arguments Again Federalization Flimsy, P.W. Singer D. Homeland Defense in a Federal System Health and Welfare: Contagious Confusion, Sydney J. Freedberg, Jr. and Marilyn Werber Serafini The Futility of "Homeland Defense," David Carr 6. Foreign Policy Reconsidered Is the Human Rights Era Ending? Michael Ignatieff Security Comes with Building Peace, Not Just Barriers, Ivo H. Daalder and James M. Lindsay

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