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Laura Muzi
A Discerning Analysis On Three European Countries' Fight Over Domestic Terrorism
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Law on terrorism is the first monograph of a young Italian scholar, Francesca Galli, who has built her academic career abroad from her native country. This experience has secured her the toolkit to approach her field of research, that is criminal law, and – more precisely – counter-terrorism legislation, from a comparative perspective analysing three European countries, i.e. United Kingdom, France and Italy. The book's asserted aim is to give a contribution in shaping future anti-terrorism policies in such a way to rebalance the objective of protecting the population at large with the need not to adopt measures too detrimental to individual rights. This work can thus be placed within the wider ongoing academic debate on anti-terrorism legislation which have known huge developments since September 2001. The most striking of them is a shift towards an authoritarian model of preventive criminal law that has its roots in an academic debate stemming from Günter Jakob's theory of a Feindstrafrecht – an ‘enemy criminal law’1 – able to deny human rights and legal guarantees to anyone who is seen as sources of danger because of some suspicious behaviour.

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