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Community, Citizenship and the 'War on Terror'
Security and Insecurity
 
 
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25 Jun 2009
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The issue of security – what it means and how it can be achieved - is one of the defining questions of the early 21st century. It is a question that has come to affect more and more intimate elements of people's lives, impacting on relationships between states, between individuals and the state, but also between individuals as they interact in their everyday lives. This is the starting point of this interdisciplinary collection, which aims to both unpack and engage with current debates in the global fight against terrorism by focusing on the question of what security and insecurity do, can and should mean politically. Considering a wide range of social and political forums in a range of countries, the chapters in this book open up a serious debate about what community and citizenship mean in the present securitized context, in order to sharpen our appreciation of the political and social consequences of the range of understandings that are currently under negotiation.


Description

The issue of security – what it means and how it can be achieved - is one of the defining questions of the early 21st century. It is a question that has come to affect more and more intimate elements of people's lives, impacting on relationships between states, between individuals and the state, but also between individuals as they interact in their everyday lives. This is the starting point of this interdisciplinary collection, which aims to both unpack and engage with current debates in the global fight against terrorism by focusing on the question of what security and insecurity do, can and should mean politically. Considering a wide range of social and political forums in a range of countries, the chapters in this book open up a serious debate about what community and citizenship mean in the present securitized context, in order to sharpen our appreciation of the political and social consequences of the range of understandings that are currently under negotiation.


Contents

Introduction
PART I: COMMUNITY COHESION
Governing the Social and the Problem of the 'Stranger'; G.Hughes
(In)security and Community Relations: Vulnerability and the Protests at the Holy Cross Girls Primary School in Belfast; C.Gilligan
Love Thy Neighbour: Change and Insecurity in Neighbourly Relations; A.Buonfino
PART II: MEDIATED COMMUNITIES
Terrorist Threat, Freedom, and Politics in Europe; A.Tsoukala
Precarious Citizenship: Multiculturalism, Media and Social Insecurity; M.Gillespie & B.O'Loughlin
An 'Ordinary' Couple. Samantha Lewthwaite, Jermaine Lindsay, and the Securitization of Community; P.Noxolo
PART III: CITIZENSHIP, IMMIGRATION AND ASYLUM LAW
Mobility and Identity: India, the United States, and Cross-border Flows in a Time of Terrorism; K.Sasikumar
Unease About Strangers: Leveraging Anxiety as the Basis for Policy; D.Flynn
How to do Things With Security Post-9/11; T.Kostakopoulous
Conclusion


Authors


PAT NOXOLO is Lecturer in Human Geography in the Department of Geography at Loughborough University, UK. Her research interests surround the nexus between security, identity and postcoloniality.

JEF HUYSMANS is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the Open University, UK. His research centres on the political significance of security practice in Western societies, the securitization of immigration, asylum and refugees, and the politics of fear and exception.