The Long Decade

The Long Decade : How 9/11 Changed the Law

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The terrorist attacks of 9/11 precipitated significant legal changes over the ensuing ten years, a "long decade" that saw both domestic and international legal systems evolve in reaction to the seemingly permanent threat of international terrorism. At the same time, globalization produced worldwide insecurity that weakened the nation-state's ability to monopolize violence and assure safety for its people. The Long Decade: How 9/11 Changed the Law contains contributions by international legal scholars who critically reflect on how the terrorist attacks of 9/11 precipitated these legal changes. This book examines how the uncertainties of the "long decade" made fear a political and legal force, challenged national constitutional orders, altered fundamental assumptions about the rule of law, and ultimately raised questions about how democracy and human rights can cope with competing security pressures, while considering the complex process of crafting anti-terrorism measures.
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  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 164 x 240 x 36mm | 619.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0199368325
  • 9780199368327
  • 2,100,339

About David Jenkins

David Jenkins is an Associate Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law at the University of Copenhagen School of Law. His area of specialization is comparative constitutional law, with a focus on security issues. He is an attorney-at-law in the United States, earning his J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law and his research doctorate through the McGill University Institute of Comparative Law.

Amanda Jacobsen is a Research Fellow at the University of Copenhagen. Her areas of specialization are international human rights law and U.S. Constitutional law, and her specific research interests are information access and national security laws. She is licensed to practice law in the United States and earned her J.D. from Duke University. As a practicing attorney, she is habeas counsel for a former-CIA and current Guantanamo prisoner.

Anders Henriksen is an Associate Professor of International Law and Director of the Centre for International Law and Justice at the University of Copenhagen School of Law. Professor Henriksen specializes in international law, while focusing on the regulation of interstate use of force and the laws of war. He has previously worked for the Danish Institute for Military Studies.
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Table of contents

Contributors and Editors ; Acknowledgments ; Introduction ; Chapter 1 ; The Long Decade ; David Jenkins ; Part I: Fear and the Security Agenda ; Chapter 2 ; Security and Liberty: Critiques of the Tradeoff Thesis ; Adrian Vermeule ; Chapter 3 ; Security vs. Liberty: On Emotions and Cognition ; Oren Gross ; Chapter 4 ; Preventing What? Post-9/11 Mission Amnesia and Mission Creep ; Kent Roach ; Part II: Terrorism in a Borderless World ; Chapter 5 ; The War on Terrorism and International Law: Towards a Continental Divide ; Amnon Lev ; Chapter 6 ; A European Security Constitution? ; Kaarlo Tuori ; Chapter 7 ; Counter-Terrorism's Engagement with Transnational Legality ; Victor V. Ramraj ; Part III: Constitutions under Stress ; Chapter 8 ; Legal and Political Constitutionalism, and the Response to Terrorism ; Mark Tushnet ; Chapter 9 ; Guantanamo Bay, the Rise of the Courts and the Revenge of Politics ; Fiona de Londras ; Chapter 10 ; Citizenship and the Limits of Due Process since 9/11 ; David Jenkins ; Part IV: Risk Prevention ; Chapter 11 ; 'Protect' Against Terrorism: In Service of the State, the Corporation, or the Citizen? ; Clive Walker ; Chapter 12 ; The Influence of 9/11 on Swedish Anti-Terrorism Policy and Measures ; Iain Cameron ; Part V: Democratic Accountability, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law ; Chapter 13 ; Terrorist Threats and Judicial Deference ; Jens Elo Rytter ; Chapter 14 ; Open Secrets in U.S. Counter-Terrorism Policy ; Amy Jacobsen ; Chapter 15 ; Views from Mars, Views from Venus: Minding the Gap between What We Say and What We Do on Terrorism ; Gabor Rona ; Epilogue ; Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism: Lessons from a Long Decade ; Martin Scheinin ; Bibliography ; Index
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