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Colonialism, Neo-Colonialism, and Anti-Terrorism Law in the Arab World


  • Date Published: January 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108476928

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  • The threat of personal harm and destruction from terrorist attacks is nowhere near as great as in Arab nations. However, are counter-terrorism laws in the Arab world formulated and enforced to protect or oppress? Colonialism, Neo-Colonialism, and Anti-Terrorism Law in the Arab World examines the relationship between Western influence and counter-terrorism law, focusing on the Arab world, which is, on the one hand, a hostile producer of terrorist organizations, and on the other, a leader in countering 'terrorism'. With case studies of Egypt and Tunisia, Alzubairi traces the colonial roots of the use of coercion and extra-legal measures to protect the ruling order, which are now justified in both the West and the Arab world in the name of counter-terrorism. Colonialism, Neo-Colonialism, and Anti-Terrorism Law in the Arab World provides important lessons for counter-terrorism, not just in these countries but also elsewhere in the world.

    • Bridges a gap between Western and Arab legal and political approaches
    • Simplifies theoretical perspectives
    • Provides a legal history of counter-terrorism in colonial and neo-colonial eras
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    'An excellent examination of the neglected but vital subject of counter-terrorism in the Arab world and an essential text in the field of comparative counter-terrorism. A must read for all those interested in understanding the effects of both counter-terrorism and colonialism in both Egypt and Tunisia.' Kent Roach, Prichard Wilson Chair in Law and Public Policy, University of Toronto, author of Comparative Counter-Terrorism

    'This is an extremely timely and cogent investigation into the origins, development and current deployment of counter-terrorism law and policy in Egypt and Tunisia. The application of colonial and neo-colonial lenses to Arab states' counter-terrorism legislation underlies a compelling account of the ways in which these current laws and practices fit into today's global power dynamics.' Lynn Welchman, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108476928
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. On imperialism, colonialism and neo-colonialism
    2. Terrorism and counter-terrorism at the international level: a challenge in the post-colonial world
    3. Terrorism and counter-terrorism in the Arab world
    4. The Colonial and neo-colonial experience in Egypt
    5. Counter-terrorism in Egypt
    6. The colonial and neo-colonial experience in Tunisia
    7. Counter-terrorism in Tunisia

  • Author

    Fatemah Alzubairi, Kuwait University
    Fatemah Alzubairi is Assistant Professor in the international law department at Kuwait University. Her area of specialization is counter-terrorism from international and comparative perspectives, counter-insurgency, colonialism, and neo-colonialism. Between 2005 and 2008, Alzubairi worked as a lawyer in the Legislative and the Human Rights committees at the National Assembly of Kuwait.

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