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Counterterrorism and the state : Western responses to 9/11 / Dorle Hellmuth.

By: Hellmuth, Dorle [author.].
Contributor(s): Project Muse.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016]Copyright date: ©2016Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 378 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780812291834; 0812291832.Subject(s): Comparative government | Terrorism -- Prevention -- Law and legislation -- France | Terrorism -- Prevention -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain | Terrorism -- Prevention -- Law and legislation -- Germany | Terrorism -- Prevention -- Law and legislation -- United States | Terrorism -- France -- Prevention -- Decision making | Terrorism -- Great Britain -- Prevention -- Decision making | Terrorism -- Germany -- Prevention -- Decision making | Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention -- Decision makingAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Counterterrorism and the stateDDC classification: 363.325/16 Other classification: 89.58 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The conceptual debate: setting the stage for structural analysis -- Case study I: the United States -- Case study II: Germany -- Case study III: Great Britain -- Case study IV: France -- Comparative analysis of structural effects on counterterrorism decision-making -- Summary of findings and conclusion.
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Based on the author's 2009 PhD thesis from the Catholic University of America, titled Effects of government structures on foreign policy decision making : counter-terrorism responses in Germany, the United States, Great Britain and France after 9/11.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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The conceptual debate: setting the stage for structural analysis -- Case study I: the United States -- Case study II: Germany -- Case study III: Great Britain -- Case study IV: France -- Comparative analysis of structural effects on counterterrorism decision-making -- Summary of findings and conclusion.

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CHOICE Review

Based on exhaustive research into the decision-making processes in four Western democracies--the US, Germany, Great Britain, and France--this book critically interrogates the opportunities and constraints that facilitate or hinder counterterrorism strategy and policy making. The emphasis is on intergovernmental power distribution and allocation post-9/11, a watershed moment in global politics that brought domestic policy changes the author rightfully deems "fundamental." Hellmuth (Catholic Univ. of America) recognizes that bureaucratic and political culture underlie governmental structures, but she ultimately concludes that structural variations across the four countries are decisive in explaining variations in policy. As a comparative institutional analysis, situated at the crux of the debate over the domestic sources of foreign and national security policy, Hellmuth's book has tremendous crossover appeal, bridging the fields of security studies, international relations theory, and comparative politics. She is to be commended for the depth of historical knowledge that informs her work; the book deserves a wide reading. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. --Matthew O'Gara, Rocky Mountain College

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Dorle Hellmuth teaches politics at The Catholic University of America.

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