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The politics of torture

The politics of torture

Author: Tracy Lightcap
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Why did it happen? Why did the United States begin to torture detainees during the War on Terror? Instead of an indictment, this book presents an explanation. Crises produce rare opportunities for overcoming the domestic and foreign logjams facing political leaders. But what if the projects used to address the crisis and provide cover for their actions come under serious threat from clandestine opponents? Then the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tracy Lightcap
ISBN: 9780230113770 023011377X
OCLC Number: 701020011
Description: x, 211 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The research questions and the research design --
Crisis and opportunity in the United States and the Soviet Union --
Torture : from informal institution to official policy --
The mechanism fails : the United States and the Mexican War --
Torture and leadership projects --
Personality and leadership.
Responsibility: Tracy Lightcap.


Why did the United States begin to torture detainees during the War on Terror? These ideas are tested using comparative historical narratives drawn from two cases where torture was adopted - the War  Read more...


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'Tracy Lightcap's analysis of comparative case studies of interrogation policy is a sophisticated work of scholarship, which is well written, well organized, and carefully sourced. His use of the Read more...

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A Discourse on Torture with Huge Gaps of Knowlege

by (WorldCat user published 2016-07-20) Poor Permalink

This is a thought provoking book, but is so heavily slanted with liberal bias that it renders itself useless as a source of accurate knowledge about US Govt torture.  This is the same writer who also delved into the evils of conservatism trying to paint rightest governments in a bad...
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