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The struggle of democracy against terrorism : lessons from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Israel

Author: Emanuel Gross
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book The Struggle of Democracy against Terrorism, Emanuel Gross examines the legal and moral complexities democracies face when dealing with terrorism. Drawing on his own experience as a former judge in the Israeli military courts, Gross compares the experiences of the United States, Israel, and the United Kingdom, providing a broad picture of the dangers posed by the measures these democracies use to  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emanuel Gross
ISBN: 0813925312 9780813925318
OCLC Number: 61821707
Description: xiii, 291 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: What is terrorism? definitions and characteristics --
The laws of war waged between democratic states and terrorist organizations --
Interrogation of terrorists : the boundaries between permitted interrogation and forbidden torture --
Administrative powers of military commanders in the struggle against terrorism --
Administrative detentions and the use of terrorists as bargaining counters --
The right to privacy in times of terrorism --
Use of civilians as human shields --
Thwarting terrorist acts by targeted preventive elimination --
Lessons of the past and challenges for the future.
Responsibility: Emanuel Gross.
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