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Security and the War on Terror : Contemporary Security Studies (Hardcover) - Alex J. Bellamy

Security and the War on Terror

Contemporary Security Studies (Hardcover)

By: Alex J. Bellamy (Editor), Roland Bleiker (Editor), Sara E. Davies (Editor), Richard Devetak (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 8th November 2007
ISBN: 9780415368445
Number Of Pages: 235

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The terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 marked a turning point in international politics, representing a new type of threat that could not easily be anticipated or prevented through state-based structures of security alone. Opening up interdisciplinary conversations between strategic, economic, ethical and legal approaches to global terrorism, this edited book recognises a fundamental issue: while major crises initially tend to reinforce old thinking and behavioural patterns, they also allow societies to challenge and overcome entrenched habits, thereby creating the foundations for a new and perhaps more peaceful future.

This volume addresses the issues that are at stake in this dual process of political closure, and therefore rethinks how states can respond to terrorist threats. The contributors range from leading conceptual theorists to policy-oriented analysts, from senior academics to junior researchers. The book explores how terrorism has had a profound impact on how security is being understood and implemented, and uses a range of hitherto neglected sources of insight, such as those between political, economic, legal and ethical factors, to examine the nature and meaning of security in a rapidly changing world.

Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Security and terrorismp. 7
Security studies, 9/11 and the long warp. 9
Cause and effect in the war on terrorp. 25
'War on terror'/'war on women': critical feminist perspectivesp. 42
Ethics, emotions and law in the war on terrorp. 55
Emotions in the war on terrorp. 57
International law and the state of exceptionp. 71
New thinking in the just war tradition: theorizing the war on terrorp. 93
Pre-empting terrorp. 106
Fighting terrorp. 123
Failures, rogues and terrorists: states of exception and the North/South dividep. 125
US bioterrorism policyp. 142
Ethics and intelligence in the age of terrorp. 156
The international campaign to counter the financing of terrorismp. 177
Conclusionp. 190
Referencesp. 199
Indexp. 224
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ISBN: 9780415368445
ISBN-10: 0415368448
Series: Contemporary Security Studies (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 235
Published: 8th November 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.44 x 16.41  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1