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Torture of Detainees and Presidential Prerogative Power

Richard M. Pious

in The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bush

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199217977
eISBN:
9780191711541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217977.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the president's use of prerogative powers and the treatment of detainees in the war on terror. President Bush asserted his prerogative power in interpreting and reinterpreting ... More


Weighing Intangibles, Questioning Assumptions

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/9780195335385.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines what effort was made to identify all important classes of consequences and then to predict and assess them. It begins with the overall government choice and, after that, looks ... More


Surprise Torture

John W. Schiemann

in Does Torture Work?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190262365
eISBN:
9780190262396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262365.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

This chapter is the first of four examining the RIT model’s equilibria and is devoted to an equilibrium occurring under objective questioning only: valuable information, surprise torture. In this ... More


Ambiguous Information and False Confirmation

John W. Schiemann

in Does Torture Work?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190262365
eISBN:
9780190262396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262365.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

This chapter discusses two equilibria occurring under leading questioning only: the ambiguous information – selective torture equilibrium and the false confirmation – selective torture equilibrium. ... More


Valuable Information, Selective Torture

John W. Schiemann

in Does Torture Work?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190262365
eISBN:
9780190262396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262365.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

In the valuable information – selective torture equilibrium occurring under both questioning types, the Cooperative Detainee provides information satisfying the Interrogator, who therefore does not ... More


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