State Power and the War on Terror: A Comparative Analysis of the USA and UK

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/29894
Title:
State Power and the War on Terror: A Comparative Analysis of the USA and UK
Authors:
Moran, Jonathan
Abstract:
This paper analyses the patterns and extent of state power in the war on terror. The paper argues that the War on Terror has seen important extensions in state power, which pose challenges not only for globalisation theorists and advocates of international law, but also theorists of the managerial or limited state, or those who see the state as over-determined in various ways by societal mechanisms or actors. Recent analyses, prompted by events in the War on Terror, have begun to focus on the extent of state power, rather than its perceived fundamental limits in late modern society. This reflects a need to analyse the politics and processes of national security. Having made this point, extensions in state power must be viewed in context and dynamically with regard to their effect on civil liberties, necessary to avoid a 'flattened' a-historical approach to state power and civil society. The problem of state power will be examined with regard to the UK and USA. The UK and the USA represent different constitutional arrangements, jurisdictions, legal and administrative intelligence and law enforcement powers, systems of accountability and political cultures. However as late modern liberal democracies they also display remarkable similarities and stand as illuminating examples to contrast structural patterns of state power, politics and civil society. They have also been identified as representing the evolution of the limited late modern state.
Citation:
Crime Law and Social Change, 44(4-5): 335-359
Publisher:
Springer Verlag
Journal:
Crime Law and Social Change
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/29894
DOI:
10.1007/s10611-006-9026-4
Additional Links:
http://www.springerlink.com/content/f516632023kr3571/; http://direct.bl.uk/bld/PlaceOrder.do?UIN=190910430&ETOC=RN&from=searchengine
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0925-4994; 1573-0751
Appears in Collections:
Legal Studies Research Group ; Legal Studies Research Group

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMoran, Jonathan-
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-11T13:02:57Z-
dc.date.available2008-06-11T13:02:57Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.citationCrime Law and Social Change, 44(4-5): 335-359en
dc.identifier.issn0925-4994-
dc.identifier.issn1573-0751-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10611-006-9026-4-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/29894-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyses the patterns and extent of state power in the war on terror. The paper argues that the War on Terror has seen important extensions in state power, which pose challenges not only for globalisation theorists and advocates of international law, but also theorists of the managerial or limited state, or those who see the state as over-determined in various ways by societal mechanisms or actors. Recent analyses, prompted by events in the War on Terror, have begun to focus on the extent of state power, rather than its perceived fundamental limits in late modern society. This reflects a need to analyse the politics and processes of national security. Having made this point, extensions in state power must be viewed in context and dynamically with regard to their effect on civil liberties, necessary to avoid a 'flattened' a-historical approach to state power and civil society. The problem of state power will be examined with regard to the UK and USA. The UK and the USA represent different constitutional arrangements, jurisdictions, legal and administrative intelligence and law enforcement powers, systems of accountability and political cultures. However as late modern liberal democracies they also display remarkable similarities and stand as illuminating examples to contrast structural patterns of state power, politics and civil society. They have also been identified as representing the evolution of the limited late modern state.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.springerlink.com/content/f516632023kr3571/en
dc.relation.urlhttp://direct.bl.uk/bld/PlaceOrder.do?UIN=190910430&ETOC=RN&from=searchengineen
dc.subjectCivil libertiesen
dc.subjectTerrorismen
dc.subjectUKen
dc.subjectUSAen
dc.subjectCounter-terrorismen
dc.subjectInternational lawen
dc.subjectState poweren
dc.subjectNational securityen
dc.subjectGovernment policyen
dc.subjectGlobalisationen
dc.subjectWar studiesen
dc.titleState Power and the War on Terror: A Comparative Analysis of the USA and UKen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalCrime Law and Social Changeen
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