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The European Union's fight against terrorism: Discourse, Policies, Identity

Christopher Baker-Beall


This book is about the language of the European Union’s response to the threat of terrorism: the ‘fight against terrorism’. Since its re-emergence in the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the ‘fight against terrorism’ has come to represent a priority area of action for the European Union (EU). Drawing on interpretive approaches to International Relations, the author outlines a discourse theory of identity and counter-terrorism policy in order to explore the ways in which the EU’s counter-terrorism discourse has been constructed and the ways in which it functions. Importantly ... More

Keywords: Counter-terrorism, Discourse analysis, European Union, Fight against Terrorism, Identity, Policy, Radicalisation, Securitisation, Terrorism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719091063
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719091063.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Baker-Beall, author
Nottingham Trent University