FOCUS: THE ETHICS OF IMPACT WHEN RESEARCHING ‘TERRORISM’

Tom Mills, Narzanin Massoumi, David Miller

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle (Specialist Publication)

Abstract

The attacks of 9/11 still casts a long shadow over foreign and domestic policy agendas in the US, the UK and many other countries. The launch of the ‘Global War on Terror’ led to instability and conflict in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa, with the tragedies of Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria of particular note. Torture and other human rights abuses have been widespread and sweeping changes to security policies have impacted on civil liberties and everyday life.

The same period has seen a significant growth in research on conflict and ‘terrorism’. But whilst government counter-terrorism agencies are increasingly seeking to engage with academics, little attention has been paid to the ethical and methodological issues that arise from such research.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationDiscover Society
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2020

Structured keywords

  • SPS Centre for the Study of Poverty and Social Justice

Keywords

  • Terrorism
  • Impact
  • Ethics
  • Research methods
  • Collusion
  • Conflict of interest

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