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Critical Perspectives on Counter-terrorism

1st Edition

Edited by Lee Jarvis, Michael Lister

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234 pages

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This volume examines the rationale, effectiveness and consequences of counter terrorism practices from a range of perspectives and cases.

The book critically interrogates contemporary counter-terrorism powers from military campaigns and repression through to the prosecution of terrorist suspects, counter-terrorism policing, counter-radicalisation programmes, and the proscription of terrorist organisations. Drawing on a range of timely and important case studies from around the world including the UK, Sri Lanka, Spain, Canada, Australia and the USA, its chapters explore the impacts of counter-terrorism on individuals, communities, and political processes.

The book focuses on three questions of vital importance to any assessment of counter-terrorism. First, what do counter-terrorism strategies seek to achieve? Second, what are the consequences of different counter-terrorism campaigns, and how are these measured? And, third, how and why do changes to counter-terrorism occur?

This volume will be of much interest to students of counter-terrorism, critical terrorism studies, criminology, security studies and IR in general.

Table of Contents

Introduction: the ends of counter-terrorism, Lee Jarvis and Michael Lister 1. "There’s a good reason they are called al-Qaeda in Iraq. They are al-Qaeda…in…Iraq." The impossibility of a global counterterrorism strategy, or the end of the nation state, Bob de Graaff 2. Counter-Terrorism: The Ends of a Secular Ministry, Charlotte Heath-Kelly 3. Spatial and temporal imaginaries in the securitization of terrorism, Kathryn Marie Fisher 4. Counter-terrorism as conflict transformation, Laura Zahra McDonald, Basia Spalek, Phillip Daniel Silk, Raquel Da Silva and Zubeda Limbada 5. Contemporary Spanish anti-terrorist policies: ancient myths, new approaches, Agata Serrano 6. "I read it in the FT": ‘Everyday’ knowledge of counter-terrorism and its articulation, Lee Jarvis and Michael Lister 7. Prosecuting Suspected Terrorists: Precursor Crimes, Intercept Evidence and the Priority of Security, Stuart MacDonald 8. Banishing the enemies of all mankind: the effectiveness of proscribing terrorist organisations in Australia, Canada, the UK and US, Tim Legrand 9. Britain’s Prevent Programme: An end in sight?, Paul Thomas 10. How terrorism ends: negotiating the end of the IRA’s ‘armed struggle’, Paul Dixon 11. From Counter Terrorism to Soft Authoritarianism: The Case of Sri Lanka, Neil Devotta

About the Editors

Lee Jarvis is a Senior Lecturer in International Security at the University of East Anglia. He is author of Times of Terror: Discourse, Temporality and the War on Terror (2009), and co-author of Terrorism: A Critical Introduction (2011).

Michael Lister is Reader in Politics at Oxford Brookes University. He is co-author of Citizenship in Contemporary Europe (2008) and co-editor of The State: Theories and Issues (2005).

About the Series

Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies

This book series will publish rigorous and innovative studies on all aspects of terrorism, counter-terrorism and state terror. It seeks to advance a new generation of thinking on traditional subjects, investigate topics frequently overlooked in orthodox accounts of terrorism and to apply knowledge from disciplines beyond International Relations and Security Studies. Books in this series will typically adopt approaches informed by critical-normative theory, post-positivist methodologies and non-Western perspectives, as well as rigorous and reflective orthodox terrorism studies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS027000
HISTORY / Military / General
POL012000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
POL014000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Law Enforcement
POL037000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism
SOC004000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology