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Prevent: the shifting parameters of UK counter-terrorism

Richards, Anthony (2016) Prevent: the shifting parameters of UK counter-terrorism. Religion and the public Sphere (05 Oct 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The revised Prevent strategy of 2011 emphasised ideology itself as a cause for concern even where it is acknowledged that such doctrine is in and of itself non-violent. Anthony Richards argues that as the terms ‘terrorism’, ‘radicalisation’ and ‘extremism’ have increasingly become merged into a single discursive framework, UK counter-terrorism has lost its focus in recent years. Not only are sections of our society now regarded as part of the ‘terrorist problem’ by virtue of the way they think ideologically, but it excludes from cooperation the very people who might be best placed as dissuaders of terrorism.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/religionpublicsphere/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
K Law > KD England and Wales
Sets: Collections > Religion and the Public Sphere
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 08:00
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2019 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/76465

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