Return of Torture (Critical Issues in Global Politics)

3 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780415814386: Return of Torture (Critical Issues in Global Politics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This book provides a brief but wide-ranging history of torture in Europe and America as well as an analysis of its return in the aftermath of the 'war on terror'. During the state of exception declared in the wake of 9/11 2001, the Bush administration judicially sanctioned interrogation techniques that violated the ban of torture in US and Public International Law. While Barack Obama promised to restore the torture ban and habeas corpus, these practices have in fact expanded under his administration.

By which logic could torture, a practice associated with the autocratic regimes of medieval and early modern Europe and contemporary dictatorships be introduced in a liberal democratic system of justice? What were the roles of public officials, government lawyers, elected representatives, and professionals (psychiatrists, behavioural scientists, anthropologists, physicians, interrogators)? What do we know about those tortured? What does the return of torture entail for us who are not tortured? What does it mean for our political system and the future of global order?

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Mattias Gardell is Professor & Nathan Söderblom Chair of Comparative Religion, Uppsala University, Sweden.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

(No Available Copies)

Search Books:



Create a Want

If you know the book but cannot find it on AbeBooks, we can automatically search for it on your behalf as new inventory is added. If it is added to AbeBooks by one of our member booksellers, we will notify you!

Create a Want

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780415814362: Return of Torture (Critical Issues in Global Politics)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0415814367 ISBN 13:  9780415814362
Publisher: Routledge, 2017
Hardcover