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Civil liberties, national security and prospects for consensus, legal, philosophical and religious perspectives /, edited by Esther D. Reed and Michael Dumper

Civil liberties, national security and prospects for consensus, legal, philosophical and religious perspectives /, edited by Esther D. Reed and Michael Dumper
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Civil liberties, national security and prospects for consensus
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edited by Esther D. Reed and Michael Dumper
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legal, philosophical and religious perspectives /
The idea of security has recently seen a surge of interest from political philosophers. After the atrocities of 11 September 2001 and 7 July 2005, many leading politicians justified encroachments on international legal standards and civil liberties in the name of security and with a view to protecting the rights of the people. Suggestions were made on both sides of the Atlantic to the effect that the extremism of terrorism required the security of the many to be weighed against the liberties of other citizens. In this collection of essays, Jeremy Waldron, Conor Gearty, Tariq Modood, David Novak, Abdelwahab El-Affendi and others debate how to move beyond the false dichotomy whereby fundamental human rights and international standards are conceived as something to be balanced against security. They also examine the claim that this aim might better be advanced by the inclusion in public debate of explicitly religious voices
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Cover; CIVIL LIBERTIES, NATIONAL SECURITY AND PROSPECTS FOR CONSENSUS; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; CONTRIBUTORS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; Introduction: Civil liberties, national security and prospects for consensus: legal, philosophical and religious perspectives; 1. Introduction; References; PART I: The security-liberty debate; 1: Safety and security; 1. Hobbes; 2. Christian security; 3. The pure safety conception; 4. Ways of life; 5. Freedom from fear; 6. Security and rights; 7. Depth and breadth; 8. Identifying with others; 9. Our familiar routines; 10. Security as a public good 11. Security as a communal good12. Trade-offs; References; 2: Escaping Hobbes: liberty and security for our democratic (not anti-terrorist) age; 1. Introduction; 2. Liberty captured by security; 3. The taming of liberty; 4. Security triumphant?; 5. A human rights approach to liberty and security; 6. Conclusion; References; 3: Moderate secularism, religion as identity and respect for religion; 1. Radical and moderate secularism; 2. Is there a mainstream Western secularism?; 3. Why the state might be interested in religion; 4. Policy based on religion as truth 5. Policy based on religion as danger6. Policy based on religion as utility; 7. Policy based on religion as identity; 7.1. Individual identity; 7.2. Public or civic identity; 7.3. Minority identity; 8. Policy based on respect for religion; References; PART II: Impact on society: the management of unease; 4: From cartoons to crucifixes: current controversies concerning the freedom of religion and the freedom of expression before the European Court of Human Rights; 1. Introduction; 2. Freedom of expression and the freedom of religion: the background; 3. Religious symbols and education (A) Headscarves and religious clothing(b) Lautsi v. Italy; 4. Emerging issues; (a) The Swiss minaret referendum; (b) Religious clothing in public spaces; 5. Conclusion; References; 5: Building a consensus on 'national security' in Britain: terrorism, human rights and 'core values' -- the Labour government (a retrospective examination); 1. Introduction; 2. Part 1: Counter-terrorism in the UK (2001-2008) -- from securitization to desecuritization?; 2.1. Tony Blair -- a securitizing agent?; 2.2. Gordon Brown -- a desecuritizing agent? 3. Part 2: National security, 'core values' and the protection of life and well-being4. Part 3: Deciding whose rights come first; 5. Conclusion; References; 6: Terror, reason and rights; 1. Security and human rights as concepts in UK law; 2. The UK framework for rights and security prior to 9/11; 3. Rights and security after 9/11; a. The 2001 Act and indefinite detention without trial; b. The 2005 Act and control orders; c. The 2006 Act and twenty-eight days pre-charge detention; d. The 2008 and 2010 Acts; e. The Coalition government and the 'rapid review'; 4. Rights and reason; 5. Conclusion
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