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Social cohesion and counter-terrorismA policy contradiction?$
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Charles Husband

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847428011

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847428011.001.0001

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Social cohesion and counter-terrorism
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Husband Charles

Alam Yunis

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847428011.003.0006

This chapter reviews some of the implications for the understanding of the operation of the local state in implementing central government policy. It also adopts a wider perspective to ask whether the Prevent and Community Cohesion policies can be credible in the absence of a robust assault on the reproduction of inequalities in Britain. Furthermore, the broader conceptual issues of how a democratic polity may be constructed are explained. It is noted that those Muslim groups that retain a principled objection to accepting Prevent funding may enhance their prestige within segments of their community, but they will nonetheless suffer financially. Events in Palestine, Afghanistan, and Iraq are seen as germane to the circumstances and concerns of Muslim communities in inner-city Britain. The balancing of Community Cohesion, security, and individual autonomy cannot be aspired to in a world where rights can be relativised as an act of political expediency.

Keywords:   Community Cohesion, Prevent, Muslim groups, Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, democratic polity, Britain

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