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The Resource How the gloves came off : lawyers, policy makers, and norms in the debate on torture, Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault

How the gloves came off : lawyers, policy makers, and norms in the debate on torture, Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault

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How the gloves came off : lawyers, policy makers, and norms in the debate on torture
Title
How the gloves came off
Title remainder
lawyers, policy makers, and norms in the debate on torture
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Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault
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eng
Summary
"The treatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison, Guantánamo Bay, and far-flung CIA 'black sites' after the attacks of 9/11 included cruelty that defied legal and normative prohibitions in U.S. and international law. The antitorture stance of the United States was brushed aside. Since then, the guarantee of American civil liberties and due process for POWs and detainees has grown muddled, threatening the norms that sustain modern democracies. 'How the Gloves Came Off' considers the legal and political arguments that led to this standoff between civility and chaos and their significant consequences for the strategic interests and standing of the United States. Unpacking the rhetoric surrounding the push for unitary executive action in wartime, 'How the Gloves Came Off' traces the unmaking of the consensus against torture. It implicates U.S. military commanders, high-level government administrators, lawyers, and policy makers from both parties, exposing the ease with which powerful actors manipulated ambiguities to strip detainees of their humanity. By targeting the language and logic that made torture thinkable, this book shows how future decision makers can craft an effective counternarrative and set a new course for U.S. policy toward POWs and detainees. Whether leaders use their influence to reinforce a prohibition of cruelty to prisoners or continue to undermine long-standing international law will determine whether the United States retains a core component of its founding identity."--Provided by publisher
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Arsenault, Elizabeth Grimm
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Columbia studies in terrorism and irregular warfare
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  • Torture
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Torture
  • United States
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How the gloves came off : lawyers, policy makers, and norms in the debate on torture, Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780231180788
Lccn
2016021891
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)954038022
Label
How the gloves came off : lawyers, policy makers, and norms in the debate on torture, Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780231180788
Lccn
2016021891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)954038022

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