Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Accountability and Review in the Counter-Terrorist State$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jessie Blackbourn, Fiona de Londras, and Lydia Morgan

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781529206234

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529206234.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM POLICY PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.policypress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Policy Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in PPSO for personal use.date: 13 April 2021

Problematising Counter-Terrorism Review

Problematising Counter-Terrorism Review

Chapter:
(p.133) 4 Problematising Counter-Terrorism Review
Source:
Accountability and Review in the Counter-Terrorist State
Author(s):

Jessie Blackbourn

Fiona de Londras

Lydia Morgan

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529206234.003.0005

Although counter-terrorism review often works well in the United Kingdom, challenges to realising the accountability potential of counter-terrorism review persist. In large part, those challenges reflect the persistence of exceptionalist thinking within the counter-terrorist state. This chapter zooms out from the detailed accounts given in Chapters 2 and 3 to problematise counter-terrorism review from the perspective of accountability. In doing so it dwells on four persistent challenges that emerge from the analysis of counter-terrorism review: the secret state, the abundance of executive control, the limitations of Parliament, and the absence of trust. These challenges have a serious impact on counter-terrorism review but, to a large extent, this chapter argues that their resolution may be beyond the reach of the assemblage itself.

Keywords:   Counter terrorism review, Accountability, Executive, Parliament, Trust, Secrecy, Secret state

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.