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The Resource Detention of terrorism suspects : political discourse and fragmented practices, Maureen T. Duffy

Detention of terrorism suspects : political discourse and fragmented practices, Maureen T. Duffy

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Detention of terrorism suspects : political discourse and fragmented practices
Title
Detention of terrorism suspects
Title remainder
political discourse and fragmented practices
Statement of responsibility
Maureen T. Duffy
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Language
eng
Summary
Controversial erosions of individual liberties in the name of anti-terrorism are ongoing in liberal democracies. The focus of this book is on the manner in which strategic discourse has been used to create accepted political narratives. It specifically links aspects of that discourse to problematic and evolving terrorism detention practices that happen outside of traditional criminal and wartime paradigms, with examples including the detentions at Guantanamo Bay and security certificates in Canada. This book suggests that biased political discourse has, in some respects, continued to fuel public misconceptions about terrorism, which have then led to problematic legal enactments, supported by those misconceptions. It introduces this idea by presenting current examples, such as some of the language used by US President Donald Trump regarding terrorism, and it argues that such language has supported questionable legal responses to terrorism. It then critiques political arguments that began after 9/11, many of which are still foundational as terrorism detention practices evolve. The focus is on language emanating from the US, and the book links this language to specific examples of changed detention practices from the US, Canada, and the UK. Terrorism is undoubtedly a real threat, but that does not mean that all perceptions of how to respond to terrorism are valid. As international terrorism continues to grow and to change, this book offers valuable insights into problems that have arisen from specific responses, with the objective of avoiding those problems going forward
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Duffy, Maureen T
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Detention of persons
  • Imprisonment
  • Terrorists
  • Terrorism
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
Label
Detention of terrorism suspects : political discourse and fragmented practices, Maureen T. Duffy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Language manufactures truth : the power of labels -- Breaking down and reconstructing discourse can reveal new realities -- Layers of argumentation tools and a fractured post-911 narrative -- Hasty inductive generalization : the problem with the claim that the 9/11 attacks exposed a need for new detention paradigms -- False premise : non-citizens as the terrorist "other?" -- False dichotomies in the narrative : The "either/or" dilemma
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxv, 275 pages
Isbn
9781849468640
Lccn
2017050501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1007500460
Label
Detention of terrorism suspects : political discourse and fragmented practices, Maureen T. Duffy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Language manufactures truth : the power of labels -- Breaking down and reconstructing discourse can reveal new realities -- Layers of argumentation tools and a fractured post-911 narrative -- Hasty inductive generalization : the problem with the claim that the 9/11 attacks exposed a need for new detention paradigms -- False premise : non-citizens as the terrorist "other?" -- False dichotomies in the narrative : The "either/or" dilemma
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxv, 275 pages
Isbn
9781849468640
Lccn
2017050501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1007500460

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