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Terrorism vs. Democracy: The Liberal State Response / Edition 1
     

Terrorism vs. Democracy: The Liberal State Response / Edition 1

by Paul Wilkinson, David (Ed.) Rapoport, David Rapoport
 

ISBN-10: 0714681652

ISBN-13: 9780714681658

Pub. Date: 11/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd

This new, revised and updated edition of Prof. Wilkinson's acclaimed Terrorism Versus Democracy examines the problem of liberal democratic response. It draws some key lessons from the recent experience of democracies, and in particular from the response of the US, and UK and the international community to the horrific events of 9/11.
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This new, revised and updated edition of Prof. Wilkinson's acclaimed Terrorism Versus Democracy examines the problem of liberal democratic response. It draws some key lessons from the recent experience of democracies, and in particular from the response of the US, and UK and the international community to the horrific events of 9/11.
New chapters attempts a candid interim balance sheet on the success and failures of the War on Terrorism and highlights major dangers which were emphasized in the first edition, such as over-reaction, over-reliance on the use of military force in an effort to suppress terrorism, and the adoption of measures which involve major curtailments of democracy, human rights and the rule of law which could undermine the very democracy one is trying to defend. The author argues that prior to 9/11 the general international response to terrorism was one of inconsistency, confusion and under-reaction. However, at the other extreme, resort to full-scale war in the name of combatingterrorism risks the sacrifice of far greater numbers of innocent lives than have ever been killed in non-state terrorist attacks. All these questions and many others are examined in Terrorism Versus Democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714681658
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Series:
Political Violence Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Acknowledgements     x
List of abbreviations     xi
Introduction to revised edition     xiv
Terrorism, insurgency and asymmetrical conflict     1
The emergence of modern terrorism     20
Origins and key characteristics of Al Qaeda     39
Politics, diplomacy and peace processes: pathways out of terrorism?     49
Law enforcement, criminal justice and the liberal state     61
The role of the military in combating terrorism     89
Hostage-taking, sieges and problems of response     103
Aviation security     122
The media and terrorism     144
International cooperation against terrorism     158
The future of terrorism     179
Conclusion: towards a response to terrorism based on democratic principles and respect for human rights     192
Extract from the report of the Secretary-General on measures to eliminate international terrorism     211
Select addresses of internet sources on terrorism     214
Chronology of Al Qaeda network attacks     216
Glossary of terrorist groups     219
Notes     224
Further reading     238
Index     249

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