Jun 14 – 17, 2022
Europe/London timezone

Manchester University Press Sponsored Roundtable: Counter-terrorism: International proscription and proliferation

Jun 16, 2022, 4:45 PM
1h 30m
Stephenson, Civic Centre

Stephenson, Civic Centre

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This roundtable will bring together academics and practitioners who have authored three books on the subject of counter-terrorism respectively, all recently published by Manchester University Press. The participants will endeavour to explore recent developments in counter-terrorism including: the impact of 9/11 on the proliferation of terrorism and efforts to combat international terrorist groups, organizations, and networks; the effect of proscribing armed groups as ‘terrorists’ on the parties to the conflict, third party actors and the broader ecosystem of peace; the result of the UK proscribing specific terrorist organizations since 9/11 and how it contributes to the construction of Britain as a liberal, democratic, moderate space. Comparing the different approaches taken to counter-terrorism in Colombia, the UK and the USA, the discussion will centre on the symbolic and material effects of the framing of terrorism and armed conflict. From the security practices that have become a common trend and have assisted in the establishment of 'best practices' among non-liberal democratic or authoritarian states, to the timing and sequencing of peace processes in the context of proscription. Together, they will debate the treatment of counter-terrorism powers and security measures used by legislatures across the globe, the actions both of armed groups and those of the state and the possibility of peace.

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