Eran Shor talk: "A Global Study of Counter-Terrorist Legislation: Origins and Consequences."
April 10, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Why do countries pass counterterrorist legislation? Seemingly, the answer to this question is straightforward -- in response to terrorist attacks and/or in an attempt to prevent future attacks. Yet, recent data on global historical trends suggest a decoupling of legislation and actual terrorist acts. This talk examines the factors that lead countries to pass counterterrorist legislation, as well as the consequences of the laws for both subsequent terrorism and human and civil rights practices.