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Accountability and Review in the Counter-Terrorist State

Jessie Blackbourn, Fiona de Londras, and Lydia Morgan


The United Kingdom should now be understood as a counter-terrorist state, that is a state in which counter-terrorism law, policy, discourse, and operations are mainstreamed across the domains of law and government in forms that are conceptualised and designed as ‘permanent’ in at least some cases; in which non-state actors are responsibilised for counter-terrorism; and in which all persons are the subjects of counter-terrorism, although not to equal degrees. This book argues that counter-terrorism review—which it defines as the legal, political, and policy processes that consider the applicati ... More

Keywords: Counter terrorism, Accountability, Counter terrorism review, Public law, Secrecy, Parliamentary oversight, Security, Security oversight, Counter terrorist state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781529206234
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529206234.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jessie Blackbourn, author
Durham University

Fiona de Londras, author
University of Birmingham

Lydia Morgan, author
University of Birmingham