"HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT" INTELLIGENCE, EXCEPTION AND SUSPICION AFTER SEPTEMBER

Illiberal practices of liberal regimes: the (in)security games
Date de publication : juin 2006
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The bloody attacks against the United States (September 11, 2001), Spain
(March 11, 2004) and the UK (July 7, 2005) have made the anti-terrorist
fight a priority for all western leaders. Since then governments have demonstrated
an unswerving determination and have outlined proposals to reorganise
security forces that are now called upon to cooperate more efficiently in
the fight against radical Islam. At the same time, new structures of cooperation,
exchange and prevention have either emerged in the main international
institutions (EU, UN) or have intensified their activity. The "emergency"
and the "magnitude" of this "new threat" have strengthened the role of
intelligence services. They are seen as capable of preventing the consequences
of what would be publicly called "hyperterrorism", "new terror networks"
or "messianic terrorism". Numerous legislative measures have been
taken to facilitate their work and to weaken the juridical rules framing it.
Of course, as early as

     
  • ISBN : 2-296-00866-6 • juin 2006 • 26 pages
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