In September 2001, the world witnessed the horrific events of 9/11. A great deal has happened on the counterterrorist front in the 20 years since. While the terrorist threat has greatly diminished in Northern Ireland, the events of 9/11 and their aftermath have ushered in a new phase for the rest of the UK with some familiar, but also many novel, characteristics.
This ambitious study takes stock of counterterrorism in Britain in this anniversary year. Assessing current challenges, and closely mirroring the ‘four Ps’ of the official CONTEST counterterrorist strategy – Protect, Prepare, Prevent, and Pursue – it seeks to summarize and grasp the essence of domestic law and policy, without being burdened by excessive technical detail. It also provides a rigorous, context-aware, illuminating, yet concise, accessible, and policy-relevant analysis of this important and controversial subject, grounded in relevant social science, policy studies, and legal scholarship.
This book will be an important resource for students and scholars in law and social science, as well as human rights, terrorism, counterterrorism, security, and conflict studies.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – Themes and trends
Chapter 2 – Global jihad
Chapter 3 – Domestic terrorism
Chapter 4 – Protect and Prepare
Chapter 5 – Prevent
Chapter 6 – Pursue
Chapter 7 – Threats, responses and challenges
Appendix A: Fatality-causing terrorist incidents in the UK, 2001-20
Appendix B: Chronology of key events: 1997-2020
Steven Greer is Professor of Human Rights at the University of Bristol Law School, UK. He studied Law at the University of Oxford, UK, and Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. He also has a PhD in Law from Queen’s University Belfast, UK. In a career spanning over 30 years he has taught and delivered numerous papers throughout the UK and abroad, including China and the United States. He is Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and of the Royal Society of Arts, has acted as consultant/advisor to various organizations, and has published widely, particularly in the fields of criminal justice, human rights, and law and terrorism.