Civil liberties, national security and prospects for consensus : 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 protecti...

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Other Authors: Reed, Esther D. (Editor), Dumper, Michael (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2012
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Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Part I. The Security-Liberty Debate
  • Safety and security / Jeremy Waldron
  • Escaping Hobbes : liberty and security for our democratic (not anti-terrorist) age / Conor Gearty
  • Moderate secularism, religion as identity and respect for religion / Tariq Modood
  • Part II. Impact on Society : the Management of Unease
  • From cartoons to crucifixes : current controversies concerning the freedom of religion and the freedom of expression before the European Court of Human Rights / Malcolm D. Evans
  • Building a consensus on 'national security' in Britain : terrorism, human rights and 'core values' : the Labour Government (a retrospective examination) / Derek McGhee
  • Terror, reason and rights / Eric Metcalfe
  • Part III. Religious Dimensions
  • Religiously rooted engagement in the relationship between human rights and security : a socio-anthropological approach / Charlotte Alfred
  • The elimination of mutilation and torture in rabbinic thought and practice : a Jewish comment amidst the civil liberties, national security debate / David Novak
  • Narrating religious insecurity : Islamic-Western conceptions of mutual threat / Abdelwahab El-Affendi
  • Security and the state : a Christian realist perspective on the world since 9/11 / Robin W. Lovin