The remote securitisation of Islam in the US post-9/11: euphemisation, metaphors and the “logic of expected consequences” in counter-radicalisation discourse
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.
© 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.
|Journal||Critical Studies on Terrorism|
|Journal citation||8 (2), pp. 246-265|
|Publisher||London South Bank University|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1080/17539153.2015.1053747|
|30 Jun 2015|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||12 Oct 2017|
|Accepted||15 May 2015|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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