What would you do?:Everyday conceptions and constructions of counter-terrorism

Jarvis, Lee and Lister, Michael (2016) What would you do?:Everyday conceptions and constructions of counter-terrorism. Politics, 36 (3). pp. 277-291. ISSN 1467-9256

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Abstract

This article explores findings from focus group research in which UK publics were asked: If you were in government, what would you do about terrorism? After situating our research within contemporary ‘bottom-up’ work on counter-terrorism, we discuss the diversity of answers we received to this question, which included improving education, addressing social fracture, and the need for more punitive counterterrorism powers. These exercises in public political imagination are important, we argue, for several reasons. These include the questions they pose for widespread claims about public disconnection from (security) politics, as well as their likely impact on the everyday lives of our research participants.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: counter-terrorism,everyday,focus group research,security,terrorism,vernacular
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2017 01:37
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2020 23:45
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/62833
DOI: 10.1177/0263395715613644

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