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Rights vs. Public Safety after 9/11: America in the Age of Terrorism / Edition 1

Rights vs. Public Safety after 9/11: America in the Age of Terrorism / Edition 1

by Amitai Etzioni, Jason H. Marsh
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Etzioni, professor and founder of "communitarianism," teams up with journalist Marsh in presenting 21 essays, many previously published, that collectively debate the war between civil and legal rights on one hand and the so-called "War on Terror" on the other. The views presented cut across a political spectrum ranging from Attorney General John Ashcroft's demands for more police power to worries that rights need to "balanced" with "fighting terrorism." Topics explored include immigration, racial profiling, freedom of the press, public health, "just" war theory, and national service. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900742527552
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/25/2003
Series: Rights & Responsibilities Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Amitai Etzioni is university professor and the director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies at The George Washington University. He is the author of 21 books, including, most recently, The Monochrome Society, Next: The Road to the Good Society, and The Limits of Privacy. Professor Etzioni served as senior advisor to the White House from 1979 to 1980 and as president of the American Sociological Association from 1994 to 1995, and founded the International Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. He is the editor of The Responsive Community, a communitarian quarterly. Jason H. Marsh is a journalist and former managing editor of The Responsive Community.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Rights and Responsibilities, Post 9/11 Part 2 The Basics Chapter 3 A Clear and Present Danger Chapter 4 A Vision for Uniting and Strengthening America Chapter 5 We Can Strike a Balance on Civil Liberties Chapter 6 Antiterrorism Tools: A Summary of the USA Patriot Act and the Order on Military Tribunals Chapter 7 The Truth About Our Liberties Part 8 The Specifics Part 9 Immigration Chapter 10 A Privilege or a Right? Chapter 11 Let's Fight Terrorism, Not the Constitution Chapter 12 Confusing Freedom with License-Licenses Terrorism, Not Freedom Part 13 Racial Profiling Chapter 14 Discrimination We're Afraid to Be Against Chapter 15 A (Potentially) Useful Tool Part 16 Freedom of the Press vs. National Security Chapter 17 Military Secrets and the First Amendment Chapter 18 Patriots and Professionals: Journalists as Responsible Citizens Part 19 Public Health Chapter 20 Public Health in the Age of Bioterrorism: A Dialogue Part 21 A Just War? Chapter 22 What We're Fighting For: A Letter from America Chapter 23 This is Not Our War: A Letter from United States Citizens to Friends in Europe Part 24 National Service Chapter 25 Putting Patriotism into Practice Chapter 26 A New Draft for a New Time Chapter 27 Citizenship and Sacrifice Part 28 American Society after September 11 Chapter 29 A Stronger Nation Chapter 30 The New Public Spirit Chapter 31 Government to the Rescue Chapter 32 Index Chapter 33 About the Contributors

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