The remote securitisation of Islam in the US post-9/11: euphemisation, metaphors and the “logic of expected consequences” in counter-radicalisation discourse

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Eroukhmanoff, C (2015). The remote securitisation of Islam in the US post-9/11: euphemisation, metaphors and the “logic of expected consequences” in counter-radicalisation discourse. Critical Studies on Terrorism. 8 (2), pp. 246-265.
AuthorsEroukhmanoff, C
Abstract

© 2015 Taylor & Francis. This article critically analyses the securitisation of Islam post-9/11 in the US and argues that this securitisation is a remote securitisation whereby the securitisers – the security practitioners – are placed at a distance from the securitisees – the Muslim community. This is achieved through two processes of security practice: linguistically by euphemising language and using metaphors, and analytically by understanding radicalisation through a rationalist perspective, which follows the “logic of expected consequences”. This article further problematises the rationalist view of radicalisation in the counterterrorism sector in the US and concludes by introducing a Bourdieusan concept of relationality to critical counter-radicalisation studies.

Keywords1602 Criminology
Year2015
JournalCritical Studies on Terrorism
Journal citation8 (2), pp. 246-265
PublisherLondon South Bank University
ISSN1753-9153
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/17539153.2015.1053747
Publication dates
Print30 Jun 2015
Publication process dates
Deposited12 Oct 2017
Accepted15 May 2015
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
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