The Resource The politics of prisoner abuse : the United States and enemy prisoners after 9/11, David P. Forsythe

The politics of prisoner abuse : the United States and enemy prisoners after 9/11, David P. Forsythe

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The politics of prisoner abuse : the United States and enemy prisoners after 9/11
Title
The politics of prisoner abuse
Title remainder
the United States and enemy prisoners after 9/11
Statement of responsibility
David P. Forsythe
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "When states are threatened by war and terrorism, can we really expect them to abide by human rights and humanitarian law? David Forsythe's bold analysis of US policies towards terror suspects after 9/11 addresses this issue directly. Covering moral, political and legal aspects, he examines the abuse of enemy detainees at the hands of the US. At the centre of the debate is the Bush Administration, which Forsythe argues displayed disdain for international law, in contrast to the general public's support for humanitarian affairs. He explores the similarities and differences between Presidents Obama and Bush on the question of prisoner treatment in an age of terrorism and asks how the Administration should proceed. The book traces the Pentagon's and CIA's records in mistreating prisoners, providing an account which will be of interest to all those who value humanitarian law"--
  • "This is a book about U.S. policies toward enemy prisoners after the Al Qaeda terrorist attacks on New York and Washington of September 11, 2001. It analyzes the central moral, political, and legal factors in the U.S. policy making process that led the George W. Bush Administration to abuse prisoners on a widespread basis. It also covers the early years of the Barrack Obama Administration"--
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DLC
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1941-
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Forsythe, David P.
Dewey number
355.1/296
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV8599.U6
LC item number
F67 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Torture
  • Political prisoners
  • Prisoners of war
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
Label
The politics of prisoner abuse : the United States and enemy prisoners after 9/11, David P. Forsythe
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Torture and political morality in historical perspective -- 2. Political morality and the Bush Administration -- 3. Bush lawyers: the politics of legal interpretation -- 4. The military: Afghanistan, Guantánamo, Iraq -- 5. The CIA: kidnapping, Black Sites, extraordinary rendition -- 6. Due process: detention classification, Military Commissions -- 7. Prisoner abuse and the politics of transitional justice -- 8. Annexes
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 315 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)738433250
Label
The politics of prisoner abuse : the United States and enemy prisoners after 9/11, David P. Forsythe
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Torture and political morality in historical perspective -- 2. Political morality and the Bush Administration -- 3. Bush lawyers: the politics of legal interpretation -- 4. The military: Afghanistan, Guantánamo, Iraq -- 5. The CIA: kidnapping, Black Sites, extraordinary rendition -- 6. Due process: detention classification, Military Commissions -- 7. Prisoner abuse and the politics of transitional justice -- 8. Annexes
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 315 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)738433250

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