Examining Torture

Empirical Studies of State Repression

Editors: Lightcap, T., Pfiffner, J. (Eds.)

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The United States' use of torture and harsh interrogation techniques during the "War on Terror" has sparked fervent debate among citizens and scholars surrounding the human rights of war criminals. Does all force qualify as "necessary and appropriate" in this period of political unrest? Examining Torture brings together some of the best recent scholarship on the incidence of torture in a comparative and international context. The contributors to this volume use both quantitative and qualitative studies to examine the causes and consequences of torture policies and the resulting public opinion. Policy makers as well as scholars and those concerned with human rights will find this collection invaluable.

About the authors

Henry Carey, Georgia State University, USA Courtenay R. Conrad, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, USA Jacqueline H.R. DeMeritt, University of North Texas, USA Paul Gronke, Reed College, USA Tracy Lightcap, LaGrange University, USA Naoru Koizumi, George Mason University, USA Ammar A. Malik, George Mason University, USA Jeremy D. Mayer, George Mason University, USA Peter Miller, University of Pennsylvania, USA James P. Pfiffner, George Mason University, USA Darius Rejali, Reed College, USA

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lightcap, Tracy (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Torture and Public Opinion: The Partisan Dimension

    Miller, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 11-41

  • Does Terror Cause Torture? A Comparative Study of International Public Opinion about Governmental Use of Coercion

    Mayer, Jeremy D. (et al.)

    Pages 43-61

  • Strange, Savage Blood: Defeat and Torture in the War on Terror

    Lightcap, Tracy

    Pages 63-101

  • US Torture Policy and Command Responsibility

    Pfiffner, James P.

    Pages 103-125

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Examining Torture
Book Subtitle
Empirical Studies of State Repression
Editors
  • T. Lightcap
  • J. Pfiffner
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Tracy Lightcap and James P. Pfiffner
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43916-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137439161
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-33708-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46370-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 218
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
Topics