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Changing experiences of responsibilisation and contestation within Counter-Terrorism policies: The British Prevent experience

Thomas, Paul (2017) Changing experiences of responsibilisation and contestation within Counter-Terrorism policies: The British Prevent experience. Policy and Politics, 45 (3). pp. 305-321. ISSN 0305-5736

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Abstract

Preventative, ‘soft’ counter-terrorism policies have proved internationally controversial, as criticisms of Britain’s Prevent strategy show. However, there is a danger that change, complexity and contestation within approaches like Prevent are overlooked. This article examines Prevent's changing focus of 'responsibilisation' and, in response, changing experiences of contestation by both the local state and by local Muslim communities, including mediation and 'enactment' by organisations and individual professionals. In discussing this, the article argues for a more nuanced analysis of Prevent, around both the 'state' and the situated use of agency and policy space. This supports the contention that Prevent is 'complexly flawed'

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Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copy edited version of an article published in Policy and Politics. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Thomas, Paul (2017) Changing experiences of responsibilisation and contestation within Counter-Terrorism policies: The British Prevent experience. Policy and Politics, 45 (3). pp. 305-321. ISSN 0305-5736 is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1332/030557317X14943145195580
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > L Education (General)
Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
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Depositing User: Paul Thomas
Date Deposited: 23 May 2017 11:07
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 15:08
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/31950

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