Terrorism and human rights

James A. Piazza, James Igoe Walsh

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The articles in this symposium explore the relationships between terrorism and government respect for human rights. These relationships have wide-ranging implications for the study of politics. Terrorism is seen as a major threat to political stability in many countries. Respect for internationally recognized human rights is a fundamental responsibility of national governments. Can governments prevent terrorism while also respecting human rights, or must authorities trade off some human rights to reduce terrorism? If the latter is the case, which human rights can or should be sacrificed for the goal of stopping terrorism?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)407-409
Number of pages3
JournalPS - Political Science and Politics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science


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