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Counter-Terrorism in the Post-9/11 Era: Successes, Failures and Lessons Learned

Rashmi Singh

in Illusions of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265901
eISBN:
9780191772047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265901.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter assesses the US-led counter-terrorism response to the September 2001 attacks on the American homeland in order to gauge the successes and failures of the Global War on Terror. It ... More


Structural Rights and the War on Terror

ASHUTOSH BHAGWAT

in The Myth of Rights: The Purposes and Limits of Constitutional Rights

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377781
eISBN:
9780199775842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377781.003.011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The eight long years of the second Bush Administration and the War on Terror that it prosecuted have generated an extraordinary number of complex and divisive questions of constitutional law. ... More


The Biopolitics of the War on Terror: Life Struggles, Liberal Modernity and the Defence of Logistical Societies

Julian Reid

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074059
eISBN:
9781781701676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074059.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is a book which aims to overturn existing understandings of the origins and futures of the War on Terror for the purposes of International Relations theory. As the book shows, this is not a war ... More


Al-Qaida and the 9/11 Decade

Alia Brahimi

in Illusions of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265901
eISBN:
9780191772047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265901.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The declaration of a Caliphate in June 2014 by an al-Qaida offshoot implied a strong sense of political–religious unity, but, in reality, the announcement reflected deep division at the heart of ... More


Dramatic Circumstances, Dramatic Ambivalence: Congress Post-9/11

Jasmine Farrier

in Congressional Ambivalence: The Political Burdens of Constitutional Authority

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813192628
eISBN:
9780813135496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813192628.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the seemingly unique post-9/11 political landscape, which also showcases the cycle of ambivalence in a very different and more condensed context. In the early months and years ... More


Nomadic life: war, sovereignty, and resistance to the biopolitical imperium

Julian Reid

in The Biopolitics of the War on Terror: Life Struggles, Liberal Modernity and the Defence of Logistical Societies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074059
eISBN:
9781781701676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074059.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that it is a mistake to construe the War on Terror, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq that have followed it, and the broader reassertion of American military and strategic ... More


Borders and Terror

Bruce Bennett

in The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom: Borders, Intimacy, Terror

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167376
eISBN:
9780231850537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167376.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at the depiction of the War on Terror in Michael Winterbottom’s The Shock Doctrine (2009), In this World (2002), A Mighty Heart (2007), and The Road to Guantánamo (2006). These ... More


The “Global War on Terror”: Who Wins? Who Loses?

G. Simon Harak

in Faith, Resistance, and the Future: Daniel Berrigan's Challenge to Catholic Social Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239825
eISBN:
9780823239863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239825.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter grounds itself in Berrigan’s political, economic, and moral reading of the American war-making state, and in the civil disobedience of Berrigan at a Catonsville draft board center. Harak ... More


Without Osama: and the Critique of the War on Terror

Purnima Bose

in Covering Bin Laden: Global Media and the World's Most Wanted Man

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038860
eISBN:
9780252096822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038860.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Tere Bin Laden (2010), an Indian independent film in Hindi, written and directed by Abhishek Sharma, is a madcap comedy about an ambitious Pakistani journalist, Ali Hassan, who stages a fake video of ... More


Introduction

Sunaina Marr Maira

in The 9/11 Generation: Youth, Rights, and Solidarity in the War on Terror

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479817696
eISBN:
9781479866069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817696.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The Introduction outlines the major questions regarding Muslim American youth and the turn to rights-based activism and cross-ethnic coalitions that are the focus of the book. It discusses why the ... More


The 'War on Terror' and American Film: 9/11 Frames Per Second

Terence McSweeney

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748693092
eISBN:
9781474408547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693092.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

American film in the first decade of the 21st century became a cultural battleground on which a war of representation was waged, but did these films endorse the 'War on Terror' or challenge it? More ... More


The Dependence of Policy Outcomes on Processes of Choice

Philip B. Heymann

in Living the Policy Process

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195335385
eISBN:
9780199851690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335385.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The case of defining torture in the “War on Terror”, the political processes chosen, and the people chosen to carry them out, produces results that nobody wants while targeting outcomes that only a ... More


Documenting the Dark Side: Fictional and Documentary Treatments of Torture and the ‘War on Terror’

Shohini Chaudhuri

in Cinema of the Dark Side: Atrocity and the Ethics of Film Spectatorship

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748642632
eISBN:
9781474408554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642632.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter elaborates the book’s argument about morality and ethics by discussing documentaries and fictional dramas about torture and the ‘War on Terror’, including Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Taxi ... More


In Defense of the Bush Doctrine

Robert G. Kaufman

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124346
eISBN:
9780813134987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124346.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, shattered the prevalent optimism in the United States that had blossomed during the tranquil and prosperous 1990s, when democracy seemed triumphant and ... More


The War of Ideas

Tim Aistrope

in Conspiracy theory and American foreign policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099199
eISBN:
9781526109729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099199.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter shifts the focus from foreign policy commentary to War on Terror doctrine. It does so by engaging with the Bush Administration’s War of Ideas strategy, which aimed to undermine the ... More


Guantanamo: A Working-Class History between Empire and Revolution

Jana Lipman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255395
eISBN:
9780520942370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255395.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Guantánamo has become a symbol of what has gone wrong in the War on Terror. Yet Guantánamo is more than a U.S. naval base and prison in Cuba, it is a town, and our military occupation there has ... More


In the American Desert

Anne Norton

in On the Muslim Question

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157047
eISBN:
9781400846351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157047.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter describes the Iraq war and the war in Afghanistan as desert wars, even though they are fought in cities, mountains, and marshes. Americans believe that all men are created equal, that ... More


Globalization, Terrorism, and Human Rights: The Mouse that Roared

Edwin Tanner

in Globalization, International Law, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074151
eISBN:
9780199080830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074151.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter addresses a fundamental issue of debate — the mounting incidence of intolerance when it is not confronted in a pluralistic context. Adopting the premise that some States in the world, ... More


Conclusion

Karine V. Walther

in Sacred Interests: The United States and the Islamic World, 1821-1921

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625393
eISBN:
9781469625416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625393.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The conclusion summarizes how these arenas contributed to larger American narratives about the Islamic world and how they translated into specific policies. It then details the profound repercussions ... More


Strategies of deterrence and frames of containment

Tim Aistrope

in Conspiracy theory and American foreign policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099199
eISBN:
9781526109729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099199.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the widespread concern expressed by foreign policy commentators about the link between anti-Americanism and Arab-Muslim conspiracy theories in the wake of 9/11. It shows that ... More


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