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Description - National Security and the Legal Process: 2 Volume Set by Philip D. O'Neill

What are the legal limits for America's global war on terrorism? The main volume of the set sheds light on these questions and on the general body of national security law as well as analyzes the legal foundation for international arms control in light of the global war on terror. O'Neill also provides a supplementary volume that saves researchers from conducting hours of work online and in other, less comprehensive print resources. Speaking from the unique viewpoint of his decades of experience in international law and political consulting, O'Neill has arranged a thorough, but compact resource for creating effective and principled security policy. National Security and the Legal Process offers readers a practical approach to resolving the age-old tensions between security and freedom and between self-defense and respect for sovereignty. About this Volume In this two-volume set, attorney and professor Philip O'Neill uses his vast expertise to explore the difficult legal principles that relate to U.S. conduct in its War on Terror. Instead of taking a simplistic, polemical approach to the debate between the imperative of security and the imperative of liberty, O'Neill instead advocates a more practical, process-based model for resolving that classic tension. O'Neill objectively provides the information and insight necessary to understand and improve current U.S. security policy. National Security and the Legal Process moves beyond the narrow debate between security assurance and civil liberties to analyze the legal implications of recent U.S. and U.N. action on issues such as bioterrorism and nuclear threats. With a detailed discussion of how best to address those two modern threats, National Security and the Legal Process acts as a comprehensive resource for policymakers and for the scholars and who influence them. The supplement of primary documents that accompanies O'Neill's monograph will remove hours of unnecessary research for practitioners as well as the next generation of policymakers: who include students enrolled in law schools and graduate programs.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195374308
ISBN-10: 0195374304
Format: Hardback
(261mm x 81mm x 57mm)
Pages: 1000
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Philip D. O'Neill

As a partner at the Boston office of Edwards, Angell, Palmer, and Dodge, and as a consultant to national politicians on security issues, Phil O'Neill has extensive experience in international law and public policy issues. His international practice ranges from general corporate work to dispute resolution. A graduate of Boston College Law School, he has acted as outside general counsel to a number of American and foreign clients in connection with projects in the U.S. O'Neill's international general counsel practice has involved matters/issues in as many as 45-50 countries per year. He has also represented both U.S. and foreign companies in cross-border and domestic arbitration as well as litigation matters in the U.S. and abroad for nearly 30 years. His experience as advocate or arbitrator includes international commercial disputes involving energy supply, joint ventures, health care, telecom, valuation and transfer pricing, as well as patent royalty and other intellectual property, technology transfer and licensing matters. He is an experienced international arbitrator and sits on panels globally, including the American Arbitration Association, International Chamber of Commerce, WIPO, the London Court of International Arbitration, and the Stockholm, Milan, Dubai, and Hong Kong Arbitration Centers. O'Neill is a fellow in England's Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and worked on the American Panel of Arbitrators to resolve trade disputes under the North American Free Trade Agreement. He has been listed repeatedly in the International Arbitration section of The Best Lawyers in America.