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248 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190870553


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Plausible Legality

Legal Culture and Political Imperative in the Global War on Terror

Rebecca Sanders

Oxford Studies in Culture and Politics

  • Uses the concept of plausible legality to describe how American authorities have sought to legally rationalize human rights abuses
  • Contextualizes post-9/11 American security policy in an extended history of American state violence in the service of national security
  • Examines American security policy across multiple issue areas: interrogation, detention, trial, targeted killing, and surveillance policy
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