Introduction

The Post-9/11 FalloutTerrorism was not invented with the September 11, 2001 (9/11), terrorist attacks on the United States. Nevertheless, the coordinated attacks that killed almost 3,000 people were unprecedented as a single act of terrorism. So, too, was the global response to those events. Althoug...

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Published in: The 9/11 Effect pp. 1 - 20
Main Author: Roach, Kent
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: 08-15-2011
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Summary: The Post-9/11 FalloutTerrorism was not invented with the September 11, 2001 (9/11), terrorist attacks on the United States. Nevertheless, the coordinated attacks that killed almost 3,000 people were unprecedented as a single act of terrorism. So, too, was the global response to those events. Although individual countries had panicked and reacted to terrorism with repressive and ineffective laws and measures before, the response to 9/11 was an unprecedented global phenomenon. 9/11 produced a horrible natural experiment that allows us to compare how international institutions and different countries responded. Some reacted to 9/11 in novel and disturbing ways; others did very little to respond. All countries responded in a manner that reflected their own particular histories and legal, political, and social cultures.
ISBN: 9781107006164
9780521185059
1107006163
052118505X
DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781139003537.001