State Power and the Legal Regulation of Evil
Edited by Francesca Dominello
State Power and the Legal Regulation of Evil engages with the responses of law makers and state officials to acts of evil as they have been performed in different locations around the globe. The essays in this volume offer a range of perspectives on the relationship between law, the state and evil, calling on us to also reflect upon the role of law and the state in the commission of evil deeds.
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Key Words: Citizenship, civil liberty, collective security, cosmopolitanism, discrimination, evil, human rights, law and justice, minorities, state control, state surveillance, state violence, terrorism, torture, war.
Preface State Power and the Legal Regulation of Evil
PART I State Regulation of Terrorism
Evil, Law and State Surveillance: The Balance of Evils
Susan N. Herman
Civil Liberty vs. Collective Security
The Criminalisation of Speech in an Age of Terror
PART II The Limits of Law to Eliminate Evil
Torture in Postcolonial India: A Liberal Paradox?
PART III Evil, Law and the State in History
Evil Bands and Violent Narratives in Thirteenth-Century Japan
PART IV The State and the Evil Within
Protecting Us from the Forces of Evil: Judicial and Non-Judicial Detention in Australia
The Period of Barbarity: Turkification, State Violence and Torture in Modern Turkey
In Search of Protection: Facing Janus Faces in Protecting Chinese-Ethnic in Indonesia
Benny D. Setiano
The Challenges of Ethnicity and Regionalism in the Context of Democratic Transition in Cameroon
Minorities: Their Contribution to the Development of a Host Country
Citizenship, Law and Injustice: The Misuse of Citizenship and Law in Germany and the United States
PART V State Power and Human Society
Government through Freedom: The Technology of the Life Course Arrangement
PART VI Just Wars and the War on Terror
Coercion: The Neglected Quintessence of War
Jan F.W. van Angeren
Lying Down with Dogs: The Inadequacy of Machiavellianism as a Basis for US
Thomas M. Kane
PART VII A Normative Framework for Change
Moral Challenges to Laws in Foreign States: A Contextualist Approach
Stephen B. Hawkins