Counter-Terrorism and the Post-Democratic State (Monash by Jenny Hocking, Colleen Lewis PDF

By Jenny Hocking, Colleen Lewis

ISBN-10: 1845429176

ISBN-13: 9781845429171

ISBN-10: 1847208711

ISBN-13: 9781847208712

The 'war on terror' and ongoing terrorist assaults worldwide have generated a becoming physique of literature on nationwide and foreign measures to counteract terrorist task. This targeted examine investigates a facet of latest counter-terrorism that has been mostly ignored; the impression of those measures at the endured viability of the democratic kingdom. Democratic countries at the moment are dealing with an unparalleled problem - to reply to worldwide terrorism with no at the same time overturning basic human and political rights.The e-book addresses the severe query of even if, within the context of the 'war on terror', the nationwide safeguard important has compromised the democratic kingdom. This booklet attracts jointly lecturers, public coverage practitioners, politicians and newshounds to debate rules brought via democratic governments which threaten the character of the democratic nation. will probably be of serious curiosity to graduate and undergraduate scholars in politics, public coverage, diplomacy, criminology and terrorism and counter-terrorism reports.

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It would thus be necessary for the people to give some prior form of consent. Situations like this then are to be anticipated and to be regulated by a legislative act, which – if approved – would describe in general terms the conditions under which torture could be applied, would authorise its application by certain officials and indicate some process of judicial review ex post. But then another set of problems arises. While the people in a deliberative process discuss the legitimacy of torture in extreme situations, they discuss these questions in a more detached, reasoned way in connection with other legislation and with the constitution.

This erupted then, and in the classic British way of doing things they brought in a bent judge – Hutton, securityvetted judge; after the old Diplock courts, he defended the British army – totally safe judge. ’. Philip Gould said to them; ‘Do not worry, the judge is totally safe’. As indeed he was. In the face of the most amazing evidence he prevented Blair from being questioned by the BBC lawyers, really went for Greg Dyke and found the BBC guilty. Of course Blair personally promised Dyke and Gavyn Davis that no heads would roll, then went for the kill.

3 Security is, after all, the primary reason why ‘we’ – in the equally imagined state of nature – have consented to the establishment of a society and its governing body. By trying to kill large parts of our population, these terrorists have placed themselves outside civil society, even beyond the bounds of humanity as a whole. Consequently we, 28 Hocking 01 chap01 28 22/10/07 13:00:48 Democracy and torture: when the people decide 29 the people, find ourselves in a state of war with them – a war inaugurated by them.

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