Rights vs. Public Safety After 9/11: America in the Age of Terrorism

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März 2003



These essays highlight where government will need to expand its authority in the fight against terrorism, where it risks overreaching, and how this might strengthen American society.


Chapter 1 Introduction: Rights and Responsibilities, Post 9/11 Part 2 The Basics Chapter 3 A Clear and Present Danger Chapter 4 A Vision for Uniting and Strengthening America Chapter 5 We Can Strike a Balance on Civil Liberties Chapter 6 Antiterrorism Tools: A Summary of the USA Patriot Act and the Order on Military Tribunals Chapter 7 The Truth About Our Liberties Part 8 The Specifics Part 9 Immigration Chapter 10 A Privilege or a Right? Chapter 11 Let's Fight Terrorism, Not the Constitution Chapter 12 Confusing Freedom with License-Licenses Terrorism, Not Freedom Part 13 Racial Profiling Chapter 14 Discrimination We're Afraid to Be Against Chapter 15 A (Potentially) Useful Tool Part 16 Freedom of the Press vs. National Security Chapter 17 Military Secrets and the First Amendment Chapter 18 Patriots and Professionals: Journalists as Responsible Citizens Part 19 Public Health Chapter 20 Public Health in the Age of Bioterrorism: A Dialogue Part 21 A Just War? Chapter 22 What We're Fighting For: A Letter from America Chapter 23 This is Not Our War: A Letter from United States Citizens to Friends in Europe Part 24 National Service Chapter 25 Putting Patriotism into Practice Chapter 26 A New Draft for a New Time Chapter 27 Citizenship and Sacrifice Part 28 American Society after September 11 Chapter 29 A Stronger Nation Chapter 30 The New Public Spirit Chapter 31 Government to the Rescue Chapter 32 Index Chapter 33 About the Contributors


Amitai Etzioni is university professor and the director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies at The George Washington University. He is the author of 21 books, including, most recently, The Monochrome Society, Next: The Road to the Good Society, and The Limits of Privacy. Professor Etzioni served as senior advisor to the White House from 1979 to 1980 and as president of the American Sociological Association from 1994 to 1995, and founded the International Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. He is the editor of The Responsive Community, a communitarian quarterly. Jason H. Marsh is a journalist and former managing editor of The Responsive Community.


All points of view are provided and, if the actions taken by the government to respond to terrorism concern you, then this book should be on your reading list. Www.Bookviews.Com This is a useful summary of the post-9/11 debate and adjustments made in the line between rights and safety in what many see as a struggle like the Cold War. Highly recommended. CHOICE This collection covers most of the important issues about civil liberties and homeland security, uses articulate spokesmen, provides reasonable balance, and is succinct. Overall, this book would be useful for introductory level college or high school civics. Contemporary Sociology An excellent collection of essays on important issues that have arisen from or been sharpened by the events of 9/11. It should be useful both in the classroom and as a valuable resource for thoughtful citizens. -- Thomas Spragens, Jr., Duke University
EAN: 9780742527553
ISBN: 0742527557
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2003
Seitenanzahl: 198 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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