The Trade-Offs between Security and Civil Liberties in Russia's War on Terror: The Regional Dimension
Abdullaev, Nabi, Saradzhyan, Simon, Demokratizatsiya
This article focuses on Russia's antiterrorist campaign in 2000-04 to discern and analyze dynamics in the trade-offs between security1 and liberties. An analysis of these trade-offs in four separate regions of the Russian Federation demonstrates that enhancing the powers of the security apparatus at the expense of liberties may help reduce the threat of terrorism in the short-term, as local agents of terror divert part of their operations to freer regions. However, such a strategy eventually backfires at the local level, as suppression of liberties generates political resentment, one of the root causes of terrorism.2 The repressive laws and practices presented by the …
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Publication information: Article title: The Trade-Offs between Security and Civil Liberties in Russia's War on Terror: The Regional Dimension. Contributors: Abdullaev, Nabi - Author, Saradzhyan, Simon - Author. Journal title: Demokratizatsiya. Volume: 14. Issue: 3 Publication date: Summer 2006. Page number: 361+. © 1998 Heldref Publications. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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