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Published: 27 September 2018

248 Pages


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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