Fighting Terrorism and Drugs

Europe and International Police Cooperation

By Jörg Friedrichs

© 2009 – Routledge

284 pages | 8 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Fighting Terrorism and Drugs is an examination of European states in their fight against terrorism and drugs, from the 1960s up to the present day.

Jörg Friedrichs explores what makes large European states willing or unwilling to participate in international police cooperation against terrorism and drugs. The book examines forty-eight case studies, with particular regard to the policy preferences of the four largest and most politically important EU Member States: Britain, France, Germany, and Italy.

The author argues that if a real understanding of international cooperation is to develop, it is important to understand what individual states want and why they want it. To explain state preferences, Friedrichs considers interests, institutions and ideas from domestic, national and international levels that can affect state preferences either positively or negatively.

This theoretically coherent book looks at international police cooperation from a truly international perspective and will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, terrorism, criminology, international law and European integration.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Essentials Part 1: The International Fight against Terrorism 3. The Comprehensive Approach 4. Antiterrorist Methods 5. Extradition of Terrorists Part 2: The International Fight against Drugs 6. International Drug Prohibition 7. Drug Enforcement Methods 8. Investigation across Borders 9. Results 10. Postscript

About the Author

Jörg Friedrichs is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Oxford, UK. He wrote this book as a Research Associate at IUB (International University Bremen) and as a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

International relations is a rapidly changing area of research, reacting to and anticipating an ever more integrated and globalised world. This series aims to publish the best new work in the field of international relations, and of politics more generally. Books in the series challenge existing empirical and normative theories, and advance new paradigms as well as presenting significant new research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL037000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism