Stakeholder security: The new western way of counter-terrorism?

Jarvis, Lee ORCID: and Lister, Michael (2010) Stakeholder security: The new western way of counter-terrorism? Contemporary Politics, 16 (2). pp. 173-188. ISSN 1356-9775

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This article explores the ways in which Western states have adapted their counter-terrorism strategies to meet the demands of a post-9/11 era. Focusing on the USA and UK as illustrative case studies, this article charts the emergence of a new, complex topography of security measures aimed at confronting the threat of unconventional violence from above and below. Of particular interest is the construction of a raft of initiatives heavily reliant on the continued participation of citizens for their functioning; a reliance persistently justified by claims to uncertainty, even ignorance, among political elites. To better understand these initiatives and their implications, this article introduces the concept of stakeholder security to refer to the conscription of ordinary individuals into the state's security apparatuses; a conscription that positions citizens precariously as simultaneously technologies, subjects and objects of security. The article concludes with a first attempt to trace some of the political and normative issues raised by this new policy framework.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: terrorism,counter-terroism,security,stakeholders,citizenship,risk,sdg 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/peace_justice_and_strong_institutions
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Critical Global Politics
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2014 15:18
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2024 01:57
DOI: 10.1080/13569771003783943

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