How Patriotic is the Patriot Act

Author: Amitai Etzioni
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135929963
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In this short book, Etzioni, the well-known and respected public intellectual and communitarian thinker, charts a middle course, or third way 'between those who are committed to shore up our liberties but blind to the needs of public security, as well as those who never met a right they are not willing to curtail to give authorities an even freer hand.' This book will prove a useful guide for citizens looking for a thought provoking, well-reasoned and sober analysis of one of the hot button issues of our time.

Foreign Policy Thinking Outside the Box

Author: Amitai Etzioni
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317193474
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This collection of essays by renowned scholar Amitai Etzioni aims to provoke reconsiderations of basic assumptions of foreign policy by students, academics and practitioners. With chapters focusing on the Middle East, China and the EU, as well as articles with a more global focus, the book offers thought-provoking and insightful perspectives on international foreign policy which challenge existing academic debate in the field. It will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners of foreign policy and international relations.

From Empire to Community

Author: Amitai Etzioni
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466889136
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Whether one favors the U.S. global projection of force or is horrified by it, the question stands - where do we go from here? What ought to be the new global architecture? Amitai Etzioni follows a third way, drawing on both neoconservative and liberal ideas, in this bold new look at international relations. He argues that a "clash of civilizations" can be avoided and that the new world order need not look like America. Eastern values, including spirituality and moderate Islam, have a legitimate place in the evolving global public philosophy. Nation-states, Etzioni argues, can no longer attend to rising transnational problems, from SARS to trade in sex slaves to cybercrime. Global civil society does help, but without some kind of global authority, transnational problems will overwhelm us. The building blocks of this new order can be found in the war against terrorism, multilateral attempts at deproliferation, humanitarian interventions and new supranational institutions (e.g., the governance of the Internet). Basic safety, human rights, and global social issues, such as environmental protection, are best solved cooperatively, and Etzioni explores ways of creating global authorities robust enough to handle these issues as he outlines the journey from "empire to community."

U S A Patriot Act of 2001

Author: Howard Ball
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851097228
Format: PDF
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Outlines the state of national security before September 11, 2001, the USA PATRIOT ACT passed in response to 9/11, the civil liberties questions posed by the act, and the players on both sides.

Rethinking the Patriot Act

Author: Stephen J. Schulhofer
Publisher: Priority PressPublications
ISBN: 9780870784958
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In "Rethinking the Patriot Act," Stephen J. Schulhofer explains the acts most important provisions and reviews the best information currently available to gauge their usefulness and their effects in practice. Contrary to conventional wisdom, Schulhofer argues that much of the Patriot Act was essential, and some of it, if not essential, was reasonably defensible.

The Patriot Act

Author: Debra A. Miller
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1590189817
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In response to the September 11 terror attacks, the Patriot Act was signed into law by President George W. Bush to strengthen national security. The Patriot Act expanded the government's ability to surveil citizens' private information, such as phone conversations and emails, and even conduct warrantless searches of homes without notifying the target, in violation of the Fourth Amendment. This informative resource presents primary and secondary sources on the debate over the need for a delicate balance between national security and civil liberties from the passing of the Patriot Act in 2001 to the reauthorization of the Patriot Act in 2006.

Protecting What Matters

Author: Clayton Northouse
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 9780815761273
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Can we safeguard our nation's security without weakening cherished liberties? And how does technology affect the potential conflict between these fundamental goals? These questions acquired renewed urgency in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. They also spurred heated debates over such controversial measures as Total Information Awareness and the USA PATRIOT Act. In this volume, leading figures from the worlds of government, public policy, and business analyze the critical issues underlying these debates. The first set of essays examines the relationship between liberty and security and explores where the public stands on how best to balance the two. In the second section, the authors focus on information technology's role in combating terrorism, as well as tools, policies, and procedures that can strengthen both security and liberty at the same time. Finally, the third part of the book takes on a series of key legal issues concerning the restrictions that should be placed on the government's power to exploit these powerful new technologies. Contributors include Zoƫ Baird (Markle Foundation), James Barksdale (Barksdale Group), Bruce Berkowitz (Hoover Institution), Jerry Berman (Center for Democracy and Technology), Beryl A. Howell (Stroz Friedberg), Jon Kyl (U.S. Senate), Gilman Louie (In-Q-Tel), David Luban (Georgetown University), Richard A. Posner (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit), Marc Rotenberg (Electronic Privacy Information Center), James Steinberg (Brookings), Larry Thompson (Brookings), Gayle von Eckartsberg (In-Q-Tel), and Alan F. Westin (Columbia University).