HU Institutional Strategy: Staat machen. Der Wandel von Rechtsstaatlichkeit in der Antiterrorpolitik der 1970er und 1980er Jahre (Funding Line Creating Opportunities)

On the example of anti-terrorist policy of the 1970s and 1980s the book-project examines how Western liberal democracies negotiate the rule of law. From a comparative perspective and with methods of literature and theatre science the project investigates the way state actors coped with provocations of all kinds of politically-motivated violence. Modern states are interested in enforcing their monopoly on the use of force against terrorism. Western states, which experienced a wave of political violence, had to defence themselves even more. Democracy and the rule of law, which went through a phase of liberalisation, were challenged by terrorism. Since government-led counter-terrorism has become a central policy field, this change – nowadays – has to be of special interest for historians. For, after the experiences of terrorism, western states couldn’t go back to their status quo ante. They changed within their repertoire of action and within the way they depict themselves.

Principal investigators
ZUKO, 3. Säule (Details) (Präsidialbüro / 3. Säule)

DFG-Exzellenzinitiative: Zukunftskonzepte

Duration of project
Start date: 10/2014
End date: 03/2015

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