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New Security Challenges

Security, Identity, and British Counterterrorism Policy

Authors: Fisher, Kathryn Marie

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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 this development? The British case provides a historically-situated illustration which is of ongoing significance for security and insecurity today.

About the authors

Kathryn Fisher is Assistant Professor at National Defense University's College of International Security Affairs, USA. She has previously taught at Ohio University, USA. Her publications include work in Critical Studies on Terrorism and Critical Perspectives on Counter-Terrorism.

Reviews

'An original, wide-ranging, and deeply thoughtful book. It draws on historical context as well as sophisticated theoretical arguments, and it offers a very valuable analysis of an important subject.' Professor Richard English, University of St Andrews, UK

'Fisher's theoretically sophisticated and empirically rich genealogy brings vital historical depth to existing discursive work on the politics of identity within counterterrorism policy. This outstanding new text forces readers to rethink the ways in which claims to belonging and exclusion are put together, evolve, and matter for formulating and normalising responses to terrorist violence and related security challenges.' Dr Lee Jarvis, University of East Anglia, UK

'How we perceive danger, and what we do about it, defines our identity. Fisher's book shows how we construct ourselves through the conduct of security. Using solid and clear evidence, she demonstrates that actions and statements build group identities through the process of drawing boundaries between 'us' and 'them'.' Dr Sherrill Stroschein, University College London, UK


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Counterterrorism, Identity, (In)security

    Fisher, Kathryn Marie

    Pages 3-22

  • Considering Contexts

    Fisher, Kathryn Marie

    Pages 23-33

  • To Identify Terrorism — A Consequential Ambiguity

    Fisher, Kathryn Marie

    Pages 34-47

  • Preserving Peace and Maintaining Order, 1968–1978

    Fisher, Kathryn Marie

    Pages 51-71

  • Criminalizing Terrorism, 1979–1989

    Fisher, Kathryn Marie

    Pages 72-90

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Security, Identity, and British Counterterrorism Policy
Authors
Series Title
New Security Challenges
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52422-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-52422-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52421-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 270
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