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Author Prabhat, Devyani, author
Title Unleashing the force of law : legal mobilization, national security, and basic freedoms / Devyani Prabhat
Imprint London : Palgrave, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers Limited, 2016
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  K3240 .P71 2016    AVAILABLE    30660020173097
Descript xii, 225 pages ; 24 cm
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Series Palgrave socio-legal studies
Palgrave Macmillan socio-legal studies
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-213) and index
"Unleashing the Force of Law uses multi-jurisdiction empirical data and draws on cause lawyering, political lawyering and Bourdieusian juridical field literature to analyze the invocation of legal norms aimed at the protection of basic freedoms in times of national security tensions. It asks three main questions about the protection of basic freedoms. First, when do lawyers mobilize for the protection of basic freedoms? Second, in what kind of mobilization do they engage? Third, how do the strategies they adopt relate to the outcomes they achieve? Covering the last five decades, the book focusses on the 1980s and the Noughties through an analysis of legal work for two groups of independence seekers in the 1980s, namely, Republican (mostly Catholic) separatists in Northern Ireland and Puerto Rican separatists in the US, and on post-9/11 issues concerning basic freedoms in both countries"--Back cover
Pt.1 -- The political context of national security and the juridical field -- Pt.2 -- The nature and extent of legal mobilization -- Pt.3 -- The strategies and outcomes of legal mobilization -- Pt.4 -- Conclusion
Subject Civil rights
National security -- Law and legislation
Respect for persons -- Law and legislation
War and emergency legislation
Cause lawyers
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