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Books on Civil Liberties from the Kreitzberg Library
Before the Next Attack by Bruce A. AckermanAfter September 11, Americans agonised over why nineteen men hated the United States enough to kill three thousand civilians in an unprovoked assault. Analysts have offered a wide variety of explanations for the attack, but the one voice missing is that of the terrorists themselves. This penetrating book is the first to present the inner logic of al-Qaeda and like-minded extremist groups by which they justify September 11 and other terrorist attacks. Mary Habeck explains that these extremist groups belong to a new movement - known as jihadism - with a specific ideology based on the thought of Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, Hasan al-Banna and Sayyid Qutb. Jihadist ideology contains new definitions of the unity of God and of jihad, which allow members to call for the destruction of democracy and the United States and to murder innocent men, women and children. Habeck also suggests how the United States might defeat the jihadis, using their own ideology against them.
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The Judiciary, Civil Liberties and Human Rights by Steven FosterThis book considers the constitutional position of the judiciary and its role in shaping the individual's relations with the state.Readers will gain the following:*A comprehensive analysis of the history of civil liberties and human rights in the UK, and the judiciary's role in upholding them*An understanding of the Human Rights Act of 1998 and its potential impact on the judiciary's relations with the parliament and the executive*An appreciation of the importance of political accountability and open government in the protection of liberty, together with recent legislative reforms in these areas*An awareness of why important critics believe fundamental freedoms are at risk in the UK in the post 9/11 and 7/7 atmosphere*A chance to draw comparisons between Britain, the USA and European countries in their attempts to create legal frameworks to protect civil liberties and human rightsThis textbook provides an important, accessible introduction to an area of current widespread concern.Key Features:*Offers a comprehensive introduction to three key issues: human rights legislation, the role of senior judges, and the protection of civil liberties*Guides the reader through complex current debates on public order, covert and mass surveillance, and prevention of terrorism*Provides updated descriptions of key statutes including the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005*ssesses contemporary developments in American law and order policy including the USA/ Patriot Act* Summarises the arguments of civil liberties lobbies and successive governments*Includes proposed changes in the law in the aftermath of the July 2005 London bombings
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Q & A Civil Liberties and Human Rights 2013-2014 by Helen Fenwick; Richard GlanceyRoutledge Q&As give you the tools to practice and refine your exam technique, showing you how to apply your knowledge to maximum effect in an exam situation. Each book contains up to fifty essay and problem-based questions on the most commonly examined topics, complete with expert guidance and fully worked model answers. These new editions for 2013-2014 will provide you with the skills you need for your exams by: Helping you to be prepared: each title in the series has an introduction presenting carefully tailored advice on how to approach assessment for your subject Showing you what examiners are looking for: each question is annotated with both a short overview on how to approach your answer, as well as footnoted commentary that demonstrate how model ?answers meet marking criteria Offering pointers on how to gain marks, as well as what common errors could lose them: 'Aim Higher' and 'Common Pitfalls' offer crucial guidance throughout Helping you to understand and remember the law diagrams for each answer work to illuminate difficult legal principles and provide overviews of how model answers are structured Books in the series are also supported by a Companion Website that offers online essay-writing tutorials, podcasts, bonus Q&As and multiple-choice questions to help you focus your revision more effectively.