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Published: 14 May 2015

304 Pages


ISBN: 9780190243227

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The Harbinger Theory

How the Post-9/11 Emergency Became Permanent and the Case for Reform

Robert Diab

  • Contains a comprehensive, concise, and current overview of US and Canadian law on a range of extraordinary measures applied after 9/11
  • Offers an extensive survey of the debate among experts on the likelihood of various forms of terror, including terror involving WMD
  • Summarizes debates on whether torture, mass surveillance, or targeted killing have been effective or essential in preventing another large-scale terror attack
  • Highlights the core assumptions in debates about rights and security that have tended to be accepted or ignored
  • Provides a concrete alternative strategy for advocating reform of security law and policy

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