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The language of the European Union’s ‘fight against terrorism’
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The introduction begins by making a case for analysing the language of EU counter-terrorism policy. It outlines the main aims of the research conducted in the book. The chapter discusses the relationship between terrorism, counter-terrorism and security before locating the analysis of the ‘fight against terrorism’ firmly within the ‘critical’ traditional of International Relations (IR). Having established the motivation for adopting a critical perspective, the chapter discusses what is meant by the notion of ‘actorness’ with specific reference to how the EU is conceptualised as a security actor for the purpose of the research conducted in this book. The chapter concludes by considering both the ‘traditional’ and ‘critical literature’ on EU counter-terrorism policy, identifying the unique contribution that the research conducted in this book will make to debates in this field of study.

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The European Union’s fight against terrorism

Discourse, policies, identity


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