Terrorism and Social Exclusion

Terrorism and Social Exclusion

Misplaced Risk – Common Security

Monash Studies in Global Movements series

Edited by David Wright-Neville and Anna Halafoff

Recent thinking on globalization places risk at the centre of contemporary life. Yet what if our perception of risk is misplaced? What if the greatest risk is not terrorism itself but the conditions that allow terrorism to flourish? This fascinating book illustrates that elevated perceptions of terrorism-related risks are having a deleterious impact on many societies, exacerbating feelings of exclusion among individuals and groups. Via their exploration of various societies, the expert contributors show that as a causal factor of terrorism, social exclusion can be remedied by inclusive, participatory and deliberative measures. They prescribe a recalibration of counter-terrorism policies to unite rather than divide multicultural societies.

Chapter 1: Introduction

David Wright-Neville and Anna Halafoff

Subjects: politics and public policy, international relations, social policy and sociology, comparative social policy


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