POLISCI Security, Civil Liberties, and Terrorism
Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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Security, Civil Liberties, and Terrorism
School of Humanities & Sciences
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[ Academia ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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[ Academia ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] as a Relevant Course outside SLS for those interested in Civil Liberties : Students interested in civil liberties may find this political science course an interesting overview of the challenges posed by terrorism to many liberal, democratic governments in addition to the U.S. The course considers the initiatives adopted by a number of countries, and the consequences following adoption of these measures.
General course Description:
How should liberal, democratic governments respond to terrorism? Where should the line be drawn between security and freedom? What are the consequences of adopting counter-terrorist measures? At risk are inroads into civil liberties, the alienation of minority groups, the radicalization of extreme elements, the estrangement of foreign governments, an increase in terrorist threats, and the increased effectiveness of terrorist acts. Focus is on initiatives in the U.S., the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Israel, and Turkey.
Course Style: A Substantive/ Perspective course looks at law from an external or non-traditional standpoint.