Journals Higher Education

$150.00

Hardcover

25 April 2005

297 Pages

ISBN: 9780379215465


Bookseller Code (07)

Compensation for Victims of Terrorism

Marshall Shapo

Terrorism: Documents of International and Local Control, Second Series

With its limitless contradictions, constraints, and competing demands, the terrain of compensation is at best murky. In this thought-provoking analysis of the U.S. government's response to the events of 9/11 in general and of the Victim's Compensation Fund in particular, Marshall Shapo draws on the basic concepts of injury law ? including tort and compensation law ? to delve into the questions and present a framework for future lawmakers faced with shaping compensation programs for terrorist victims. Shapo teases out the lines of reasoning and casts an impartial eye on the legal, political and social logics of the Victims' Compensation Fund and those likely to come into play for any future crises.

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