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dc.contributor.author Jackson, Richard
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-23T15:38:13Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-23T15:38:13Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Jackson , R 2005 , ' Security, Democracy, and the Rhetoric of Counter-Terrorism ' Democracy and Security , vol 1 , no. 2 , pp. 147-71 . , 10.1080/17419160500322517 en
dc.identifier.issn 1741-9166
dc.identifier.other PURE: 100015
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1962
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1962
dc.identifier.uri http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/IMG/pdf/langage_guerreauterrorisme-2.pdf en
dc.description Jackson, Richard, (2005) 'Security, Democracy, and the Rhetoric of Counter-Terrorism', Democracy and Security 1 (2), pp. 147-71 en
dc.description.abstract The “war on terrorism” is both a series of institutional practices and an accompanying set of political narratives. Employing the methodology of critical discourse analysis, the study suggests that the language of the “war on terrorism” is not simply a neutral or objective reflection of policy debates and the realities of terrorism and counterterrorism; rather, it is a very carefully and deliberately constructed public discourse that is specifically designed to make the war seem reasonable, responsible, and inherently “good.” More importantly, as it is currently constructed, the language and practice of the “war on terrorism” poses severe challenges to the democratic state, including destabilizing the moral community, weakening democratic values and civic culture, undermining the legitimacy of democratic institutions, and preventing the articulation of potentially more effective counter-terrorism approaches. en
dc.format.extent 25 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Democracy and Security en
dc.title Security, Democracy, and the Rhetoric of Counter-Terrorism en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17419160500322517
dc.contributor.institution Aberystwyth University en
dc.contributor.institution Department of International Politics en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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