Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-278) and index.
1. Introduction: counter-terrorism and human rights norms in world politics today -- 2. Sovereignty between security and human rights principles -- 3. The language of lawmaking and its effects: mutual constitution of discourse and policy -- Part I. The evolution of counter-terrorism policies vis-a-vis human rights obligations. 4. International human rights and counter-terrorism in the post-9/11 world politics -- 5. (In)security in the heartland of liberal democracy: an account of counter-terrorism laws and human rights in the UK -- 6. Dark past, turbulent future: the changing course of security policies and the status of human rights in Turkey -- 7. The direction of security policies in the UK and Turkey: different contexts, convergent practices -- Part II. Securitization, exceptionalism, and the language of rights in the making of counter-terrorism policies. 8. Policy frames and the analysis of parliamentary debates -- 9. Balancing in the state of exception: framing counter-terrorism in the UK legislative process -- 10. Democratization and national sensibilities: framing counter-terrorism in the Turkish legislative process -- 11. Talking security and rights: the interplay of policy frames in Turkey and the UK -- 12. Conclusion: reconciling policy and discourse -- Appendix: Codebook