Conflict within and between communities

Shoppers outside Birmingham's BullringFunded by the AHRC

This initial scoping study seeks to examine work strand four - conflict within and between communities - with respect to the role of communities in helping to defeat and/or endorse terrorism and the interface with policing efforts to counter terrorism.

Counter-terrorism policy, both nationally in the UK and internationally in the United States, Canada, Netherlands and other regions, incorporates the notion of community. Here, community is both object and subject: as object communities are problematised and targeted by state policies and practices that place national state security over community concerns; as subject because within counter-terrorism there is space for community members to be active participants in the delivery of outcomes, and to actively question and scrutinise counter-terrorism policies and practices.

March-October 2011