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The politics of torture, Tracy Lightcap

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The politics of torture
Title
The politics of torture
Statement of responsibility
Tracy Lightcap
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Why did it happen? Why did the United States begin to torture detainees during the War on Terror? Instead of an indictment, this book presents an explanation. Crises produce rare opportunities for overcoming the domestic and foreign logjams facing political leaders. But what if the projects used to address the crisis and provide cover for their actions come under serious threat from clandestine opponents? Then the restraints on interrogation can be overwhelmed, leading to informal institutions that allow the official establishment of torture. These ideas are tested using comparative historical narratives drawn from two cases where torture was adopted--the War on Terror and the Stalinist Terror--and one where it was not--the Mexican War. The book concludes with some thoughts about how the United States can avoid the legal establishment of torture in the future"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lightcap, Tracy
Dewey number
364.6/7
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8693
LC item number
.L54 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Torture
  • Torture
  • Prisoners of war
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Torture
  • Political prisoners
  • Soviet Union
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • Torture
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General
  • HISTORY / Military / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
Label
The politics of torture, Tracy Lightcap
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Publication
Bibliography note
Include bibliographical references (p. [183]-202) and index
Contents
The research questions and the research design -- Crisis and opportunity in the United States and the Soviet Union -- Torture : from informal institution to official policy -- The mechanism fails : the United States and the Mexican War -- Torture and leadership projects -- Personality and leadership
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 211 p.
Isbn
9780230113770
Lccn
2011005462
System control number
  • 3929967-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3929967
  • (Sirsi) i9780230113770
Label
The politics of torture, Tracy Lightcap
Publication
Bibliography note
Include bibliographical references (p. [183]-202) and index
Contents
The research questions and the research design -- Crisis and opportunity in the United States and the Soviet Union -- Torture : from informal institution to official policy -- The mechanism fails : the United States and the Mexican War -- Torture and leadership projects -- Personality and leadership
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 211 p.
Isbn
9780230113770
Lccn
2011005462
System control number
  • 3929967-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3929967
  • (Sirsi) i9780230113770

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