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Terror Laws : Asio, Counter-Terrorism and the Threat to Democracy - Jenny Hocking

Terror Laws

Asio, Counter-Terrorism and the Threat to Democracy

Paperback

Published: 1st October 2003
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The underlying concern of this book is the issue of balancing the needs for national security with individual rights and freedoms.  Author Jenny Hocking argues that, in the light of September 11 and Bali, the security legislation proposed, and in part passed, by the Howard government compromises the separation of powers and individual legal and political rights. The theme extends throughout the book, and her discussion of the establishment and history of ASIO gives context to current debates.

Foreword
Abbreviations
Preface: Rattling the authoritarian cage
Acknowledgments
'Terrorism' and the politics of languagep. 1
The development of Australia's internal security arrangementsp. 13
From 'subversion' to 'terrorism'p. 39
Counter-terrorism as counter-insurgencyp. 70
The importance of being 'terrorism'p. 83
Counter-terrorism's first wavep. 101
Terrorism in Australiap. 120
The renewal of counter-subversionp. 139
Policing terrorismp. 161
Securing the statep. 180
The second wavep. 193
From intelligence to internmentp. 212
Terrorism, counter-terrorism and democracyp. 240
The 1949 charter of ASIOp. 250
The 1950 charter of ASIOp. 252
Order by the Governor-General to call out the Armyp. 255
Definition of 'terrorist act'p. 256
Notesp. 258
Indexp. 280
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ISBN: 9780868407029
ISBN-10: 086840702X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st October 2003
Publisher: UNSW Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45