National Insecurity and Human Rights (Paperback)

Democracies Debate Counterterrorism (Global, Area, and International Archive)

By Alison Brysk (Editor), Gershon Shafir (Editor), Howard Adelman (Contributions by), Colm Campbell (Contributions by), PIlar Domingo (Contributions by), Richard Falk (Contributions by), David Forsythe (Contributions by), Wolfgang S. Heinz (Contributions by), Pedro Ibarra (Contributions by), Todd Landman (Contributions by), Salvador Martí (Contributions by), Daniel Wehrenfennig (Contributions by)

University of California Press, 9780520098602, 256pp.

Publication Date: October 22, 2007

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Human rights is all too often the first casualty of national insecurity. How can democracies cope with the threat of terror while protecting human rights? This timely volume compares the lessons of the United States and Israel with the “best-case scenarios” of the United Kingdom, Canada, Spain, and Germany. It demonstrates that threatened democracies have important options, and democratic governance, the rule of law, and international cooperation are crucial foundations for counterterror policy.

Contributors: Howard Adelman, Colm Campbell, Pilar Domingo, Richard Falk, David Forsythe, Wolfgang S. Heinz, Pedro Ibarra, Todd Landman, Salvador Martí, Daniel Wehrenfennig

About the Author

Alison Brysk is Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Gershon Shafir is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies at the University of California, San Diego.