1st Edition

The Impact, Legitimacy and Effectiveness of EU Counter-Terrorism

Edited By Fiona de Londras, Josephine Doody Copyright 2015
    240 Pages
    by Routledge

    240 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Counter-terrorism law and policy has been prominent and widespread in the years following 9/11, touching on many areas of everyday life from policing and border control to financial transactions and internet governance. The European Union is a major actor in contemporary counter-terrorism, including through its development of counter-terrorism laws for application within the Union. This book undertakes a multi-disciplinary and empirically informed analysis of the impact, legitimacy and effectiveness of EU counter-terrorism.

    Taking into account legal, societal, operational and democratic perspectives, this collection connects theoretical and practical perspectives to produce an interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder study of how we might measure and understand the impact, legitimacy and effectiveness of EU counter-terrorism. Bringing together a select group of experts in the field, particular emphasis is placed on understanding the practical experience of implementing and assessing these measures gathered from and with end users, including law-makers, policy-makers, security services, industry partners and civil society.

    This edited collection will be of great relevance to scholars and policy makers with an interest in counter-terrorism law, EU law and security studies.

    1. Introduction: The Impact, Legitimacy and Effectiveness of EU, Fiona de Londras and Jo Doody  Part I: EU Counter-Terrorism: Its Scope and Institutions  2. Taking stock: the evolution, adoption, implementation and evaluation of EU counter-terrorism policy, Ben Hayes and Chris Jones  3. The Institutional Framework of EU Counter-Terrorism, Jo Doody  Part II: Disciplinary Perspectives on EU Counter-Terrorism  4. Assessing Counter-Terrorism as a Matter of Human Rights: Perspectives from the European Court of Human Rights, Mathias Vermeulen  5. The Societal Impact of EU Counterterrorism, Peter Burgess and Médéric Martins Maze 6. Democratic legitimacy, effectiveness and impact of EU counter-terrorism measures, Yulia Chistyakova  7. Social Appropriateness in EU’s Counter-Terrorism Law and Policy, Bruno Oliveira Martins  Part III: Practical Perspectives on EU Counter-Terrorism  8. The Perspectives of Counter-terrorism Operatives on EU Counter-terrorism Law and Policy, Cian C. Murphy, Aldo Zammit Borda and Lucy Hoyte  9. Civil Society Perspectives on EU Counter-Terrorism, Jo Doody and Rose van der Hilst  10. Conclusion: ‘Closing the Loop’ on EU Counter-Terrorism: Review as Key to Understanding Impact and Enhancing Legitimacy, Fiona de Londras


    Fiona de Londras joined Durham Law School as Professor of Law and Co-Director of Durham Human Rights Centre in 2012. Her research and teaching are in the fields of human rights and comparative constitutional law.

    Josephine Doody joined Durham Law School as Research Fellow in September 2013. Her research interests lie at the intersection between criminology, sociology and human rights law.