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Anti-terrorism Regimes: Rationales and Scope

Moeckli Daniel

in Human Rights and Non-discrimination in the 'War on Terror'

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199239801
eISBN:
9780191716829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239801.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter traces the creation of legal regimes to counter terrorism in the wake of September 11 and explores the policy rationales behind them. It argues that special anti-terrorism regimes ... More


The Shield and the Cloak: The Security of the Commons

Gary Hart

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195306163
eISBN:
9780199850693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306163.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book outlines the fundamental changes with which America must grapple when confronting a terrorist threat that has no state and no geographic home base and thus offers no genuine target for the ... More


Conclusion

in Democracy at Risk: How Terrorist Threats Affect the Public

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226520544
eISBN:
9780226520568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520568.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book has investigated the ways in which conditions of terrorist threat affect citizens' evaluations, attitudes, and behaviors. Through novel experiment-based data collected in the United States ... More


The Weakness of the Strong

Gifford Lectures

in The Lesser Evil

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748618729
eISBN:
9780748671892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618729.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

One of the recurring difficulties in thinking clearly about terrorism is how to evaluate the threat it actually poses. This chapter reviews the historical evidence about how seriously terrorism has ... More


Coping with the Threat of Terrorism

in Democracy at Risk: How Terrorist Threats Affect the Public

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226520544
eISBN:
9780226520568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520568.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

During times of collective crisis — in particular, terrorist threat — individuals may experience heightened distress, anxiety, hopelessness, loss of control, worry, fear, and anger. By their very ... More


Love Thy Neighbor? Terror Threat and the Social Fabric

in Democracy at Risk: How Terrorist Threats Affect the Public

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226520544
eISBN:
9780226520568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520568.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

How exactly might assessments and relationships among individuals shift in times of terrorist threat? This chapter offers an explanation by turning to a coping strategy: the expression of increased ... More


Profiling the WMD Terrorist Threat

Jeffrey M. Bale and Gary A. Ackerman

in WMD Terrorism: Science and Policy Choices

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012980
eISBN:
9780262259064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012980.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter reviews existing scholarly and policy-oriented literature that addresses WMD terrorism in order to identify broader trends and assess the current WMD terrorism threat. It argues that the ... More


The Future Is Now: Counter/Intelligence Activities in the Age of Global Terrorism

David Cunningham

in There's Something Happening Here: The New Left, the Klan, and FBI Counterintelligence

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520239975
eISBN:
9780520939240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239975.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the Bureau and its activities after 9/11. It considers the shape of the terrorist threat, as well as how the FBI's broad reorganization efforts can be informed by lessons from ... More


Introduction

in Democracy at Risk: How Terrorist Threats Affect the Public

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226520544
eISBN:
9780226520568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520568.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The attacks on September 11, 2001, jarringly awoke the average American to the grim reality that even a major power like the United States is susceptible to international terrorism. Even several ... More


Enabling Charismatic Leadership in Times of Terror Threat

in Democracy at Risk: How Terrorist Threats Affect the Public

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226520544
eISBN:
9780226520568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520568.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Few presidents have presided over as many crises as Ronald Reagan, dubbed the “Teflon president” owing to his ability to deflect criticism, negative evaluations, and even scandals. As the case of ... More


Crisis Creation: A Methodological Tour

in Democracy at Risk: How Terrorist Threats Affect the Public

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226520544
eISBN:
9780226520568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520568.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter describes the methodology used to evaluate the effects of the threat of terrorist attacks (and other threats) on public opinion and behavior. It provides a brief overview of the evidence ... More


Engage Abroad, Protect at Home

in Democracy at Risk: How Terrorist Threats Affect the Public

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226520544
eISBN:
9780226520568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520568.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In his 2002 State of the Union address, President George W. Bush outlined the need for dual objectives in the war on terror. The first goal is to engage abroad in order to ensure that nations are not ... More


Holding Out for a Hero: Looking for Leadership in Times of Terror Threat

in Democracy at Risk: How Terrorist Threats Affect the Public

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226520544
eISBN:
9780226520568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520568.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

There are a number of reasons why people might rationally want to focus on strong leadership in times of threat. Strong leaders may be better able to provide protection, restore a sense of efficacy, ... More


WMD Terrorism: Science and Policy Choices

Stephen M. Maurer (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012980
eISBN:
9780262259064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012980.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Terrorism by means of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) has been studied for decades — since the Cold War and fears of secret agents with suitcase-sized atomic bombs. Although WMD research has ... More


Democracy at Risk: How Terrorist Threats Affect the Public

Jennifer L. Merolla and Elizabeth J. Zechmeister

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226520544
eISBN:
9780226520568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520568.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

How do threats of terrorism affect the opinions of citizens? Speculation abounds, but until now no one had marshaled hard evidence to explain the complexities of this relationship. Drawing on data ... More


Using International Law to Combat Unlawful Targeted Killings

Philip Alston

in From Bilateralism to Community Interest: Essays in Honour of Bruno Simma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199588817
eISBN:
9780191725272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588817.003.0071
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

International law does not offer any recognized definition of what constitutes a ‘targeted killing’ and the confluence of diverse legal frameworks further complicates matters. For the purpose of ... More


Fourteen Security Lessons from Antipredator Behavior

Daniel T. Blumstein

in Natural Security: A Darwinian Approach to a Dangerous World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253476
eISBN:
9780520934313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253476.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents fourteen lessons derived from the study of antipredator behavior that are relevant to designing security systems to manage terrorist threats, dealing with insurgencies, and ... More


The European Union, Counter Terrorism and Police Co-operation, 1991-2007: Unsteady Foundations?

David Brown

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074646
eISBN:
9781781701911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074646.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book examines the underlying foundations on which the European Union's counter-terrorism and police co-operation policies have been built since the inception of the Treaty on European Union, ... More


Weapons of Mass Destruction: Are Our Political Institutions Adapting?

Eugene Bardach

in WMD Terrorism: Science and Policy Choices

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012980
eISBN:
9780262259064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012980.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines the capacity of policy institutions to respond to the WMD threat. It considers five elements of adaptive capacity in the institutional system, and asks whether these are ... More


“This Is the Last Year America”: Threats and Prospects

Guido W. Steinberg

in German Jihad: On the Internationalization of Islamist Terrorism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159920
eISBN:
9780231500531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159920.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter discusses the terrorist threat to Germany in particular, the future of the jihadist movement in general, and some suggestions for possible strategies for countering the threat. There has ... More


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