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Security, identity and British counterterrorism policy

Author: Kathryn Fisher
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Series: New security challenges series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores the interrelation of discourse, identity and security. By investigating British counterterrorism and official discourse from 1968 onwards to include a range of temporal moments and actors, it argues that social constructions of identity did not determine actions, but did shape the conditions of possibility with which such actions took place. The UK Counter-Terrorism and Security Act was passed in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Fisher
ISBN: 9781137524218 1137524219
OCLC Number: 907811224
Description: xv, 270 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Counterterrorism, identity, (in)security --
Considering contexts --
To identify terrorism --
a consequential ambiguity --
Preserving peace and maintaining order, 1968-1978 --
Criminalizing terrorism, 1979-1989 A shifting legal durability, 1990-1999 --
Amplifying 21st-century exception, 2000-2006 --
A plateau of exceptionality, 2007-2011 --
(Starting) Conclusions.
Series Title: New security challenges series.
Responsibility: Kathryn Fisher, National Defense University.

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Counterterrorism laws and policies have become a normalized fixture of security agendas across the globe. How do 'us/them' identity constructions contribute to the legitimizing strategies surrounding  Read more...

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