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Social Appropriateness in EU Counter-Terrorism Law and Policy

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  • Bruno Oliveira Martins, Danmark
The emergence of an autonomous EU counter-terrorism policy in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 challenged some of the foundations of the Union. By expanding its security portfolio into the direction of counter-terrorism, it inevitably brought about debates on the security versus justice equation, on the issues of privacy and data protection, and on the broader respect for fundamental rights more generally. In this process, the legitimacy and the social appropriateness of some of these measures have been questioned, both at the societal level and before or by European institutions such as the European Parliament or the Court of Justice of the EU.

In this chapter it is argued that the constitutional foundations of the EU play a decisive role in granting legitimacy to EU counter-terrorism law and policy and to ensuring its social acceptability. Combining sociological institutionalist theory with insights from the New Haven school, namely its societal and process-oriented conceptions of law, it crosses legal and political science traditions to explore the ways in which EU counter-terrorism law and policy acquire and maintain social appropriateness.
TitelThe Impact, Legitimacy and Effectiveness of EU Counter-Terrorism
RedaktørerFiona de Londras, Josephine Doody
Antal sider19
ISBN (trykt)9781138854130
StatusUdgivet - 2015
SerietitelResearch in Terrorism and the Law

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