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The Resource When governments break the law : the rule of law and the prosecution of the Bush administration, edited by Austin Sarat and Nasser Hussain

When governments break the law : the rule of law and the prosecution of the Bush administration, edited by Austin Sarat and Nasser Hussain

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When governments break the law : the rule of law and the prosecution of the Bush administration
Title
When governments break the law
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the rule of law and the prosecution of the Bush administration
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edited by Austin Sarat and Nasser Hussain
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Language
eng
Summary
Recent controversies surrounding the war on terror and American intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan have brought rule of law rhetoric to a fevered pitch. While President Obama has repeatedly emphasized his Administration's commitment to transparency and the rule of law, nowhere has this resolve been so quickly and severely tested than with the issue of the possible prosecution of Bush Administration officials. While some worry that without legal consequences there will be no effective deterrence for the repetition of future transgressions of justice committed at the highest levels of government, others echo Obama's seemingly reluctant stance on launching an investigation into allegations of criminal wrongdoing by former President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Secretary Rumsfeld, and members of the Office of Legal Counsel. Indeed, even some of the Bush Administration's harshest critics suggest that we should avoid such confrontations, that the price of political division is too high. Measured or partisan, scholarly or journalistic, clearly the debate about accountability for the alleged crimes of the Bush Administration will continue for some time.Using this debate as its jumping off point, When Governments Break the Law takes an interdisciplinary approach to the legal challenges posed by the criminal wrongdoing of governments. But this book is not an indictment of the Bush Administration; rather, the contributors take distinct positions for and against the proposition, offering revealing reasons and illuminating alternatives. The contributors do not ask the substantive question of whether any Bush Administration officials, in fact, violated the law, but rather the procedural, legal, political, and cultural questions of what it would mean either to pursue criminal prosecutions or to refuse to do so. By presuming that officials could be prosecuted, these essays address whether they should.When Governments Break the Law provides a valuable and timely commentary on what is likely to be an ongoing process of understanding the relationship between politics and the rule of law in times of crisis.Contributors: Claire Finkelstein, Lisa Hajjar, Daniel Herwitz, Stephen Holmes, Paul Horwitz, Nasser Hussain, Austin Sarat, and Stephen I. Vladeck
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N$T
Dewey number
340/.115
Index
index present
LC call number
KZ6795.T47
LC item number
W48 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1965-
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  • Sarat, Austin
  • Hussain, Nasser
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  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Rule of law
  • Administrative responsibility
  • International crimes
  • United States
  • Terrorism
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • Administrative responsibility
  • International crimes
  • Politics and government
  • Rule of law
  • Terrorism
  • United States
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When governments break the law : the rule of law and the prosecution of the Bush administration, edited by Austin Sarat and Nasser Hussain
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Publication
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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Contents
Introduction : responding to government lawlessness : what does the rule of law require? / Nasser Hussain and Austin Sarat -- Vindicating the rule of law : prosecuting freeriders on human rights / Claire Finkelstein -- Guantanamo in the Province of the Hague? / Daniel Herwitz -- Universal jurisdiction as praxis : the best option for legal accountability for superpower torturers / Lisa Hajjar -- Breaking through the spider's web : how government lawbreakers ring impunity from law / Stephen Holmes -- Democracy as the rule of law / Paul Horwitz -- Justice Jackson, the memory of internment, and the rule of law after the Bush administration / Stephen I. Vladeck
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670450984
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1 online resource (ix, 230 pages)
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online
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9780814786567
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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remote
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(OCoLC)670450984
Label
When governments break the law : the rule of law and the prosecution of the Bush administration, edited by Austin Sarat and Nasser Hussain
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : responding to government lawlessness : what does the rule of law require? / Nasser Hussain and Austin Sarat -- Vindicating the rule of law : prosecuting freeriders on human rights / Claire Finkelstein -- Guantanamo in the Province of the Hague? / Daniel Herwitz -- Universal jurisdiction as praxis : the best option for legal accountability for superpower torturers / Lisa Hajjar -- Breaking through the spider's web : how government lawbreakers ring impunity from law / Stephen Holmes -- Democracy as the rule of law / Paul Horwitz -- Justice Jackson, the memory of internment, and the rule of law after the Bush administration / Stephen I. Vladeck
Control code
670450984
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 230 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814786567
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)670450984

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