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Security, Identity, and British Counterterrorism Policy (Hardcover) (Kathryn Marie Fisher)

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This study explores the interrelation of discourse, identity and security. Anchored by an investigation of British counterterrorism and official discourse from 1968, it posits that social constructions of identity did not determine what actions were taken, but did shape the conditions of possibility within which such actions took place. The UK Counter-Terrorism and Security Act received Royal Assent in February 2015, with new measures recently proposed by Australia, Belgium, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, and the United States. There is a need for continued research into the substance and legitimation of counterterrorism, considering its clear ethical and strategic implications. Given the ongoing situations of insecurity, and a persistent lack of clarity on what counterterrorism success would mean, it is essential that we investigate how security practices have come into existence so that we may be better equipped intellectually and in practice in our efforts countering terror.
Number of Pages: 270
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: Citizenship
Series Title: New Security Challenges
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Kathryn Marie Fisher
Language: English
Street Date: August 20, 2015
TCIN: 50129227
UPC: 9781137524218
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-4570
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