9/11 and the politics of counter-terrorism: writing temporality in(to) counter-terrorism rhetoric and discourse in Nigeria

Chukwuma, Kodili Henry (2021) 9/11 and the politics of counter-terrorism: writing temporality in(to) counter-terrorism rhetoric and discourse in Nigeria. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 14 (4). pp. 421-424. ISSN 1753-9153

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Abstract

Counter-terrorism has been described as a “powerful political discourse and a set of institutional practices with its own assumptions, symbolic systems, and rhetorical modes and tropes” (Jackson 2005). Indeed, more recently, much accepted knowledges and practices around counter-terrorism are largely informed by the events of 9/11 and the accompanying “global war on terror”, thus reproducing itself in different contexts with potentially varied consequences (Jarvis 2008; Toros 2017). In this piece, I briefly explore the way in which 9/11 functions as a discursive resource in framing – and responding to – specific terrorist threats in Nigeria. I attempt this analysis by looking at rhetorical statements and texts developed by the Nigerian federal government. This, indeed, is part of my PhD thesis which offers a compelling interpretivist assessment of Nigeria’s counter-terrorism strategy.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Issue 4: Reflections on Remembering: 9/11 Twenty Years On
Uncontrolled Keywords: political science and international relations,sdg 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3320
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2021 01:33
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 03:05
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/81586
DOI: 10.1080/17539153.2021.1982116

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