Jan. 21, 2019

Professor's book shortlisted for prize

Professor Maureen Duffy's book has been shortlisted for the Hart—SLSA Prize for Early Career Academics.

Professor Maureen Duffy's book, Detention of Terrorism Suspects: Political Discourse and Fragmented Practices, has been shortlisted for the Hart-SLSA Prize for Early Career Academics. The winners will be announced at the Annual Conference dinner in Leeds on April 4, 2019.

The book suggests that biased political discourse has, in some respects, continued to fuel public misconceptions about terrorism, which have then led to problematic legal enactments, supported by those misconceptions. It introduces this idea by presenting current examples, such as some of the language used by US President Donald Trump regarding terrorism, and it argues that such language has supported questionable legal responses to terrorism. It then critiques political arguments that began after 9/11, many of which are still foundational as terrorism detention practices evolve.

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