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Anti-terrorism, citizenship and security$
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Lee Jarvis and Michael Lister

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780719091599

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719091599.001.0001

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Less, more, or otherwise (in)secure? Anti-terrorism powers and vernacular (in)securities

Less, more, or otherwise (in)secure? Anti-terrorism powers and vernacular (in)securities

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Anti-terrorism, citizenship and security

Lee Jarvis

Michael Lister

Manchester University Press

This chapter analyses the impact of anti-terrorism powers on public experiences of security within the UK. The chapter begins by reiterating the widespread public scepticism toward these powers identified in Chapter 3. A major factor within this scepticism, it argues, was the pervasive view that security has not been enhanced by recent initiatives in this area. Indeed, some individuals – primarily from ethnic minority communities – believed that their security has been directly diminished by the introduction of new anti-terrorism powers. To fully understand this scepticism, however, requires a deeper engagement with public understandings of security, and differences between these. To do this, the chapter begins by exploring public articulations of security threats before introducing six distinct ways that participants in this research discussed the concept of security. Here, security was linked to notions of survival, belonging, hospitality, equality, freedom and insecurity, respectively.

Keywords:   Security, Insecurity, Threats, Risks, Survival, Belonging, Hospitality, Equality, Freedom

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