By Christos Boukalas
This booklet assesses the influence of post-9/11 household counterterrorism coverage on US political existence. It examines political discourse, legislations, institutional structure, and state-population relatives, and exhibits that ‘homeland defense’ is a undertaking with wide-ranging implications for democratic associations and tradition. those implications are addressed via a unique technique that treats legislations and the country as social kin, and relates advancements in legislations to these within the nation and in social dynamics. in this foundation, the ebook examines the hot political representations in counterterrorism discourse, specifically concerning the relation among the nation and the inhabitants. It examines the shape and content material of counterterrorism legislation, the powers it presents, and the constitution and capabilities it prescribes for the kingdom. by means of targeting the recent division of fatherland safety and the restructuring of the intelligence equipment, the ebook assesses the hot, intelligence-led, policing version. ultimately, it examines types of well known help and resistance to native land safety, to debate citizenship and state-population kin.
The writer concludes that place of origin safety has became the U.S. right into a hybrid polity; the criminal and political associations of democracy stay intact, yet their content material and practices develop into authoritarian and exclude the inhabitants from politics. those criminal and political kinds stay operative past counterterrorism, within the context of the current monetary difficulty. they seem to be a everlasting configuration of strength.
This publication is an essential spouse for college students of (counter-) Terrorism and protection reviews, Politics, Human Rights, Constitutional and felony legislation, American reports, and Criminology.