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The threat of personal harm and destruction from terrorist attacks is nowhere near as great as in Arab nations. However, are counter-terrorism laws in the Arab world formulated and enforced to protect or oppress? Colonialism, Neo-Colonialism, and Anti-Terrorism Law in the Arab World examines the relationship between Western influence and counter-terrorism law, focusing on the Arab world, which is, on the one hand, a hostile producer of terrorist organizations, and on the other, a leader in countering 'terrorism'. With case studies of Egypt and Tunisia, Alzubairi traces the colonial roots of the use of coercion and extra-legal measures to protect the ruling order, which are now justified in both the West and the Arab world in the name of counter-terrorism. Colonialism, Neo-Colonialism, and Anti-Terrorism Law in the Arab World provides important lessons for counter-terrorism, not just in these countries but also elsewhere in the world.
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Formatted Contents Note
On imperialism, colonialism and neo-colonialism Terrorism and counter-terrorism at the international level : a challenge in the post-colonial world Terrorism and counter-terrorism in the Arab world The colonial and neo-colonial experience in Egypt Counter-terrorism in Egypt The colonial and neo-colonial experience in Tunisia Counter-terrorism in Tunisia neo-colonial approval of authoritarianism Conclusions.