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Making the Peace: Public Order and Public Security in Modern Britain

Charles Townshend

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229780
eISBN:
9780191678929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229780.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In recent years, such episodes as the death of Blair Peach, the Miners' Strike, the Scarman Report, and the Ponting and Stalker affairs have raised serious doubts as to whether the ‘British trick’ of ... More


Immigration as Emergency

Leah Perry

in The Cultural Politics of U.S. Immigration: Gender, Race, and Media

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479828777
eISBN:
9781479833108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479828777.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the 1980 Mariel Boatlift to show how policy and popular culture worked dialectically in matters of immigration. Media coverage was initially positive, framing President Jimmy ... More


A Short History of Panic Responses

Robert H. Wagstaff

in Terror Detentions and the Rule of Law: US and UK Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199301553
eISBN:
9780199344895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199301553.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law

The United States and the United Kingdom have rich histories of panic and overreaching responses to events that appear to threaten national security. Both countries have a habit of giving the ... More


The Great Incarceration Begins

A. W. Brian Simpson

in In the Highest Degree Odious: Detention without Trial in Wartime Britain

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259497
eISBN:
9780191681974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259497.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

On May 22, Parliament passed the Emergency Powers (Defence) Act, which formally conferred on the executive the powers appropriate to a totalitarian state at war; it could now, by regulation, ‘make ... More


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