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State Power and Securitization in USA and India after 9/11

Inam Ul Haq

Volume 1 Issue 1 | Jun 2018

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The juridico-political logic of eliminating terrorism or to fight against insurgents has created a culture of impunity in neo-liberal democracies. The intensive militarization, authorized legal provisions, patterns of the impunity that exceed and operate beyond the domain of law. Neo-liberalism, nationalism and militarism in USA as well as in India produced a prevailing condition of punitive containment for marked category of population, leading to the sedimentation of inequalities and paved way for radicalization. The study deals with state power and punitive containment in the form of arbitrary detentions, torture and draws attention towards the themes of violence, law and justice hypothetically with USA and India.

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