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Title Maritime terrorism : risk and liability / Michael D. Greenberg [and others].

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND Center for Terrorism Risk Management Policy, 2006.


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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 167 pages) : illustrations
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Series RAND Corporation monograph series
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Note "MG-520-CTRMP."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-167).
Contents The contemporary threat of maritime terrorism -- Consequences of maritime terrorism -- Civil liability and maritime terrorism -- Risks of maritime terrorism attacks against cruise ships -- Risks of maritime terrorism attacks against passenger ferries -- Risks of maritime terrorism attacks against container shipping -- Discussion.
Summary Policymakers have become increasingly concerned in recent years about the possibility of future maritime terrorist attacks. Though the historical occurrence of such attacks has been limited, recognition that maritime vessels and facilities may be particularly vulnerable to terrorism has galvanized concerns. In addition, some plausible maritime attacks could have very significant consequences, in the form of mass casualties, severe property damage, and attendant disruption of commerce. Understanding the nature of maritime terrorism risk requires an investigation of threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences associated with potential attacks, as grounded both by relevant historical data and by intelligence on the capabilities and intentions of known terrorist groups. These risks also provide the context for understanding government institutions that will respond to future attacks, and particularly so with regard to the US civil justice system. In principle, civil liability operates to redistribute the harms associated with legally redressable claims, so that related costs are borne by the parties responsible for having caused them. In connection with maritime terrorism, civil liability creates that prospect that independent commercial defendants will be held responsible for damages caused by terrorist attacks. This book explores risks and U.S. civil liability rules as they may apply in the context of these types of attacks.
Note Print version record.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Language English.
Subject Merchant marine -- Security measures.
Shipping -- Security measures.
Passenger ships.
Container ships.
Terrorism -- Prevention.
Hijacking of ships -- Prevention.
Marine marchande -- Sécurité -- Mesures.
Transports maritimes -- Sécurité -- Mesures.
Navires à passagers.
Terrorisme -- Prévention.
Piraterie maritime -- Prévention.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Terrorism.
HISTORY -- Military -- Naval.
Container ships. (OCoLC)fst00876532
Merchant marine -- Security measures. (OCoLC)fst01016986
Passenger ships. (OCoLC)fst01054378
Pirates. (OCoLC)fst01064776
Shipping -- Security measures. (OCoLC)fst01116414
Terrorism -- Prevention. (OCoLC)fst01148123
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Greenberg, Michael D., 1969-
Other Form: Print version: Maritime terrorism. Santa Monica, CA : RAND Center for Terrorism Risk Management Policy, 2006 9780833040305 0833040308 (DLC) 2006031873 (OCoLC)71833308
ISBN 9780833042569 (electronic bk.)
0833042564 (electronic bk.)
9780833040305 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0833040308 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000048753174
AU@ 000051332550
DEBBG BV043156110
DEBBG BV044123386
DEBSZ 422159115
DEBSZ 449091945
GBVCP 1008650188
GBVCP 802404081
NZ1 14239734

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