Freedom or Security: The Consequences for Democracies Using Emergency Powers to Fight Terror

Freedom or Security: The Consequences for Democracies Using Emergency Powers to Fight Terror

Freedom or Security: The Consequences for Democracies Using Emergency Powers to Fight Terror

Freedom or Security: The Consequences for Democracies Using Emergency Powers to Fight Terror

Synopsis

Several democratic countries have used emergency powers to restrict or suspend individual liberties in order to fight terrorism more effectively. Emergency powers are controversial in their potential to undermine democracy and civil liberties. Freeman challenges popular arguments of both the supporters of emergency powers, who focus on their expected effectiveness, and the critics, who focus on the dangers.
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