Resisting the advance of the security state: The impact of frameworks of resistance on the UK'S securitisation agenda

Christina Pantazis, Simon Pemberton

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Abstract

From the turn of the new century, the UK witnessed an unprecedented advancement in the state's security apparatus. These developments and their human rights implications have been extensively documented by the socio-legal and wider academic community. However, less well-understood has been the forms of resistance which have placed fetters on the operation of state powers. This article identifies three dominant frameworks through which resistance to the ‘securitisation agenda’ has materialised. In doing so, we assess the relative ‘successes’ and ‘limitations’ of each framework. Ultimately, we seek to identify the frameworks that offer the greater transformative potential in promoting alternative forms of security to those promulgated by the ‘new terrorism’ discourse.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-374
JournalInternational Journal of Law, Crime and Justice
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Bibliographical note

Christina Pantazis is a Reader in Zemiology (Social Harm) at the University of Bristol

Keywords

  • Resistance; Counter-terrorism; Security; Suspect community

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