Constitutions in Crisis

Constitutions in Crisis : Political Violence and the Rule of Law

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This timely book examines the ways in which western democracies have attempted to contain domestic political terrorism. It is the first broadly comparative analysis of anti-terrorist laws, focusing on the preventative measures enacted by constitutional governments in Britain and Germany to deter terrorist more

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  • Hardback | 284 pages
  • 173.2 x 229.1 x 23.9mm | 736.52g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195057384
  • 9780195057386

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`well-made study' Parliamentary Affairs 'Finn's three-part study is a particularly worthy contribution to the quest for solutions within the liberal/analytical tradition. In his case studies the author shows not only considerable sensitivity to the historical and sociological dimensions but a remarkably comprehensive grasp of a wealth of relevant material as well ... this book is a considerable achievement and constitutes a significant contribution to an important debate. It should be required reading for anyone interested in emergency powers, and particularly the constitutional and comparative issues.' Steven Greer, University of Bristol, Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, Vol. 43, No. 1, Spring 1992 'Finn advances his argument not only persuasively and with great clarity but also with passion.' Times Higher Education Supplementshow more