US-UK Counter-Terrorism After 9/11

Un libro in lingua di Tembo Edgar B. edito da Routledge, 2014

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Utilising an innovative analytical framework, this book provides a qualitative analysis of the costs and benefits of the counter-terrorism policy of the UK and the USA.

Since 9/11, both the USA and UK have significantly revamped their counter-terrorism approaches. The approaches apply, to varying degrees, three key policy instruments – intelligence, law enforcement and military force. However, the success or failure of these counter-terrorism strategies has never been satisfactorily validated. Analysts and policymakers alike have assumed their success due to the absence of the recurrence of a terrorist attack directly upon either state, despite the fact that such a quantitative assumption fundamentally underestimates the impact of transnational terrorism.

This volume provides an in-depth qualitative assessment of the three primary policy instruments implemented to counter the transnational threat of terrorism during the period 2001-2009; an approach somewhat neglected by the current body of literature which focuses on a purely quantitative methodology. Drawing upon previously unpublished data collected from interviews with policymakers, specialists and academics, the book fills this lacuna by ascertaining and analysing the costs and benefits of the UK’s and USA’s counter-terrorism strategies and developing a holistic approach to understanding these strategies.

This book will be of interest to students of terrorism and counter-terrorism studies, security studies and IR in general.

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