1st Edition

Security and the War on Terror

    248 Pages
    by Routledge

    248 Pages
    by Routledge

    The terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 marked a turning point in international politics, representing a new type of threat that could not easily be anticipated or prevented through state-based structures of security alone. Opening up interdisciplinary conversations between strategic, economic, ethical and legal approaches to global terrorism, this edited book recognises a fundamental issue: while major crises initially tend to reinforce old thinking and behavioural patterns, they also allow societies to challenge and overcome entrenched habits, thereby creating the foundations for a new and perhaps more peaceful future.

    This volume addresses the issues that are at stake in this dual process of political closure, and therefore rethinks how states can respond to terrorist threats. The contributors range from leading conceptual theorists to policy-oriented analysts, from senior academics to junior researchers. The book explores how terrorism has had a profound impact on how security is being understood and implemented, and uses a range of hitherto neglected sources of insight, such as those between political, economic, legal and ethical factors, to examine the nature and meaning of security in a rapidly changing world.

    Introduction Alex J. Bellamy and Roland Bleiker  Part 1: Security and Terrorism  1. Security Studies, 9/11 and the Long War on Terror Paul D. Williams  2. Cause and Effect in the War on Terror Anthony Burke  3. 'War on Terror'/'War on Women': Critical Feminist Perspectives Katrina Lee-Koo  Part 2: Ethics, Emotions and Law in the War on Terror  4. Emotions in the War on Terror Emma Hutchison and Roland Bleiker  5. International Law and the State of Exception Sara E. Davies  6. New Thinking in the Just War Tradition: Theorizing the War on Terror Cian O’Driscoll  7. Pre-Empting Terror Alex J. Bellamy  Part 3: Fighting Terror  8. Failures, Rogues and Terrorists: States of Exception and the North/South Divide Richard Devetak  9. US Bioterrorism Policy Christian Enemark  10. Intelligence and Ethics in the Age of Terror Hugh Smith  11. The International Campaign to Combat the Financing of Terrorism Jason Sharman.  Conclusion Sara E. Davies and Richard Devetak


    Alex J. Bellamy is Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland, Australia.

    Roland Bleiker is Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland, Australia.

    Sara E. Davies is Lecturer at the School of Justice Studies, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

    Richard Devetak is Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Director of the Rotary Centre for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Queensland, Australia.