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Cultures of counterterrorism : French and Italian responses to terrorism after 9/11, Silvia D'Amato

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Cultures of counterterrorism : French and Italian responses to terrorism after 9/11
Title
Cultures of counterterrorism
Title remainder
French and Italian responses to terrorism after 9/11
Statement of responsibility
Silvia D'Amato
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book investigates counterterrorism responses from a strategic-culturalist perspective, focusing on France and Italy in the post-9/11 era. Terrorism occupies a predominant space within contemporary political debate across all European countries. Recent attacks in Europe have raised many questions about the status of counterterrorism structures within European countries, revealing a wide range of practical as well as discursive security implications. This work provides an original contribution to the understanding of counterterrorism by asking how values, norms, and a shared sense of identity matter in policy dynamics. It explores and assesses which cultural elements are relevant for the fight against terrorism and investigates the impact which these elements can have on practical approaches to terrorism. Despite the current attention to terrorist attacks in Europe, the cases of France and Italy in counterterrorism affairs are particularly overlooked by the existing literature; this book analyses, questions, and examines the strategy of these two countries through the instruments offered by the culturalist approaches to strategy. This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism studies, discourse analysis, European politics, security studies, and international relations in general
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Biographical or historical data
Silvia D'Amato is currently the Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute and adjunct faculty at the James Madison University ( Florence Campus). She has a PhD from the Institute of Humanities and Social Science of the Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy
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D'Amato, Silvia,
Dewey number
363.325/170944
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Contemporary security studies
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  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001)
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Label
Cultures of counterterrorism : French and Italian responses to terrorism after 9/11, Silvia D'Amato
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Series Information; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; Acronyms and abbreviations; Part I; 1 Introduction; The elephant in the room: the problem of defining "terrorism"; How do I know a terrorist when I see one? Profiling and its relevance for counterterrorism; Unpacking security policies to counter terror; Threat or threat perception?; Politics and power behind the terrorism threat construction; Counterterrorism: what are we missing? Contribution and conceptualisation
  • Presenting the argument in brief: responses to terrorism in France and Italy from 2001 to 2015An overview of the manuscript; Notes; References; 2 Dealing with terrorism: Perspectives, questions, and the role of cultural factors; Introduction; Setting the scene: counterterrorism between strategic and security studies; Discourse, practices, and culture in responding to terrorism: some conversations and existing gaps; Strategy and culture; Whose culture?; What role does culture play in strategy?; Why is a culturalist approach to counterterrorism interesting?
  • Cultures of counterterrorism: A discursive theoretical approachMake it visible. An operative conceptualisation of what is cultural in counterterrorism; How can discourse help us in seeing cultures?; Concluding remarks; Notes; References; Part II; 3 France and terrorism: History and policy solutions of a long-standing transnational threat; Introduction; From colonial rule to the 2015 French 9/11: the history of terrorism against France; The colonial and postcolonial era; 1960s-1980s: 30 years of experiments; The 90s and the Algerian civil war
  • Terrorism and counterterrorism in a new global context: le pari françaisFighting terrorism at home; Terrorism and the international: the French "war on terror"; The current state of the French anti-terrorism machine; Conclusive remarks; Notes; References; 4 France and strategic culture: A demonstrative politics against terrorism; Introduction; The image of the enemy: the terrorist threat to the French republic; Terrorism as a consequence of extremism; Terrorism as an unpredictable phenomenon; Terrorism as highly technological; Terrorism as war
  • The legitimation of the use of force: shared norms and values in the French response to terrorismThe domestic dimension; The international dimension; Strategic and policy preferences: how France decided to respond to terrorism; The preventive approach; The intelligence: The core actor to prevent terrorism; Preventive administrative sanctions; Socio-economic measures: fighting terrorism through the fight against poverty; The repressive approach; Repressive administrative sanctions; Criminal law: major changes to repress terrorism; Hard-security solutions to terrorism: war and domestic coercion
Control code
on1057238596
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429465369
Lccn
2018047951
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9780429465369
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1057238596
Label
Cultures of counterterrorism : French and Italian responses to terrorism after 9/11, Silvia D'Amato
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Series Information; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; Acronyms and abbreviations; Part I; 1 Introduction; The elephant in the room: the problem of defining "terrorism"; How do I know a terrorist when I see one? Profiling and its relevance for counterterrorism; Unpacking security policies to counter terror; Threat or threat perception?; Politics and power behind the terrorism threat construction; Counterterrorism: what are we missing? Contribution and conceptualisation
  • Presenting the argument in brief: responses to terrorism in France and Italy from 2001 to 2015An overview of the manuscript; Notes; References; 2 Dealing with terrorism: Perspectives, questions, and the role of cultural factors; Introduction; Setting the scene: counterterrorism between strategic and security studies; Discourse, practices, and culture in responding to terrorism: some conversations and existing gaps; Strategy and culture; Whose culture?; What role does culture play in strategy?; Why is a culturalist approach to counterterrorism interesting?
  • Cultures of counterterrorism: A discursive theoretical approachMake it visible. An operative conceptualisation of what is cultural in counterterrorism; How can discourse help us in seeing cultures?; Concluding remarks; Notes; References; Part II; 3 France and terrorism: History and policy solutions of a long-standing transnational threat; Introduction; From colonial rule to the 2015 French 9/11: the history of terrorism against France; The colonial and postcolonial era; 1960s-1980s: 30 years of experiments; The 90s and the Algerian civil war
  • Terrorism and counterterrorism in a new global context: le pari françaisFighting terrorism at home; Terrorism and the international: the French "war on terror"; The current state of the French anti-terrorism machine; Conclusive remarks; Notes; References; 4 France and strategic culture: A demonstrative politics against terrorism; Introduction; The image of the enemy: the terrorist threat to the French republic; Terrorism as a consequence of extremism; Terrorism as an unpredictable phenomenon; Terrorism as highly technological; Terrorism as war
  • The legitimation of the use of force: shared norms and values in the French response to terrorismThe domestic dimension; The international dimension; Strategic and policy preferences: how France decided to respond to terrorism; The preventive approach; The intelligence: The core actor to prevent terrorism; Preventive administrative sanctions; Socio-economic measures: fighting terrorism through the fight against poverty; The repressive approach; Repressive administrative sanctions; Criminal law: major changes to repress terrorism; Hard-security solutions to terrorism: war and domestic coercion
Control code
on1057238596
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429465369
Lccn
2018047951
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9780429465369
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1057238596

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