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Laws, Outlaws, and Terrorists Lessons from the War on Terrorism

ISBN-10: 0262518600

ISBN-13: 9780262518604

Edition: 2010

Authors: Gabriella Blum, Philip B. Heymann

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In an age of global terrorism, can the pursuit of security be reconciled with liberaldemocratic values and legal principles? During its "global war on terrorism," the Bushadministration argued that the United States was in a new kind of conflict, one in which peacetimedomestic law was irrelevant and international law inapplicable. From 2001 to 2009, the United Statesthus waged war on terrorism in a "no-law zone."In Laws,Outlaws, and Terrorists, Gabriella Blum and Philip Heymann reject the argument thattraditional American values embodied in domestic and international law can be ignored in anysustainable effort to keep the United States safe from terrorism. They demonstrate that the costsare great and the benefits slight from separating security and the rule of law. They call forreasoned judgment instead of a wholesale abandonment of American values. They also argue that beingopen to negotiations and seeking to win the moral support of the communities from which theterrorists emerge are noncoercive strategies that must be included in any future efforts to reduceterrorism.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 2/8/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792

Philip B. Heymann is James Barr Ames Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a former Deputy Attorney General of the United States. He is author of Terrorism, Freedom, and Security (2003) and Preserving Liberty in an Age of Terror (2005), both published by the MIT Press.

Preface
Introduction: The War on Terrorism-Lessons from the Past Nine Years
On Law and Terrorism
The Complicated Relationship between Counterterrorism and Legality
International Law, the President, and the War on Terrorism
The Role of Government Lawyers in Counterterrorism
On Coercion
Targeted Killing
Detention outside the Combat Zone
Interrogation
Beyond Coercion
Negotiating with Terrorists
The Case for Sustained Efforts to Reduce Moral Support for Terrorism
Conclusion: After the Next Attack
Notes
Index
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