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“Being Helplessly Civilized Leaves Us at the Mercy of the Beast”: Post-9/11 Discourses on Torture in the United States

Jinee Lokaneeta

in Transnational Torture: Law, Violence, and State Power in the United States and India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752791
eISBN:
9780814765111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752791.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the U.S. legal discourse on torture in the period after 9/11 to determine whether policies on interrogation and torture constitute a “state of exception” or represent a ... More


2 “Being Helplessly Civilized Leaves Us at the Mercy of the Beast”: Post-9/11 Discourses on Torture in the United States

Jinee Lokaneeta

in Transnational Torture: Law, Violence, and State Power in the United States and India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752791
eISBN:
9780814765111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752791.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the U.S. legal discourse on torture in the period after 9/11 to determine whether policies on interrogation and torture constitute a “state of exception” or represent a ... 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


Torture

Amos N. Guiora

in Constitutional Limits on Coercive Interrogation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195340310
eISBN:
9780199867226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340310.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Defining limits of coercive interrogation is put to the test when an interrogator is sitting across from someone who is not cooperating and the interrogator knows is in possession of information ... More


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