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Governance and evidence based policy under a National Security framework.

  This paper addresses the conflicts of the inherent strains between evidence based policy and contestable evidence based policy under the strictures of a National Security
framework. The shifts in attitudes as to what is acceptable in the application of criminal law to civil offences
appears to follow the trends set in the Anti-Terrorism Acts. A possible counterweight is improved contestability. It is urged that this issue be investigated carefully in order to ensure
better governance in this strained area of civil society.

  • Type:

    Book Chapter

  • Date:

    30 November 2007

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Australian Homeland Security Research Centre

  • Library of Congress:

    K1 Law (General)

Citation

Wigan, M. (2007). Governance and evidence based policy under a National Security framework. In Michael, K. & Michael, M. (Eds.). Australia and the new technologies: Evidence based policy on public administration. [Proceedings of the] Third RSNA Workshop on the Social Implications of National Security: Evidence based policy on public administration 23-24 July 2008 Canberra, 49-58. Australian Homeland Security Research Centre. ISBN 9781741281507

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Keywords

Terrorism; Threat; Contestability; Evidence based policy; Social informatics; Community; Accountability; Risks, Intellectual Property; ACTA; DCMA: Criminalisation;

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