The Politics of Terror: The U.S. Response to 9/11

Northeastern University Press, 2016 M02 1 - 256 páginas
In the wake of the September 11 attacks, Americans were confronted with a new kind of war and a new kind of danger. After the strikes, institutions were created to mobilize the domestic response to potential terrorist threats and Congress passed legislation giving the president broad powers to fight terrorism and to provide heightened security for the nation. In this timely work, a team of experts addresses the question of how a democracy faces the challenge of balancing legitimate homeland security concerns against the rights and freedoms of its citizens. They evaluate the measures introduced in the aftermath of 9/11 and assess the far-reaching consequences of those changes for American politics and society.

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Where We Are Where We Are Going
Part 1 Moral Dilemmas
Democratic Values Patriotism and Citizenship
Part 3 Civil Liberties
Part 4 Institutions and Public Policy
Terrorism Security and the American State
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William J. Crotty, editor of the Northeastern Series on Democratization and Political Development, is Thomas P. O'Neill Chair in Public Life and Director of the Center for the Study of Democracy at Northeastern University. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including The State of Democracy in America, The Politics of Political Assassinations, America's Choice 2000, and The Politics of Presidential Selection.

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