Counterterror Measures and Challenges in Law

  • Devyani Prabhat
Part of the Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies book series (PSLS)


This chapter presents the interaction between national security, countererrorism and basic freedoms. Spanish poet Antonio Machado, in his poem Campos de Castilla, writes about the wanderer and the road. He says a wanderer can make a road by the act of walking. This is poetic imagery that symbolize that there is nothing predetermined about the conditions that facilitate action; actors can strategically create the conditions for action. Yet, the search for patterns that facilitate or constrain action, and the interaction of these patterns with motivations and strategies, drive research on legal mobilization. It is the search for patterns that makes this chapter an episodic chapter that analyzes the general characteristics of emergency legal frameworks that operate at times of national security crises.


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© Devyani Prabhat 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Devyani Prabhat
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  1. 1.University of Bristol Law SchoolUK

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