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Everyday Security Threats: Perceptions, Experiences, and Consequences

Daniel Stevens and Nick Vaughan-Williams

Abstract

This book explores citizens’ perceptions and experiences of security threats in contemporary Britain, drawing on perspectives from International Security Studies and Political Psychology. The empirical chapters are based on twenty focus groups across six British cities and a large sample survey conducted between April and September 2012. These data are used to investigate the extent to which diverse publics share government framings of certain issues as the most pressing security threats, to assess the origins of perceptions of specific security threats ranging from terrorism to environmental ... More

Keywords: Threat, Security, Security threats, Terrorism, Stereotypes, Public spending, Quantitative methods, Qualitative methods, International security studies, Political psychology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719096068
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719096068.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Stevens, author
University of Exeter

Nick Vaughan-Williams, author
University of Warwick