The concluding chapter returns to the ‘Trojan Horse’ affair, demonstrating
how it epitomises the mobilisation of the power identified in the book. The
chapter situates Prevent as central to understanding contemporary academic
and political debates regarding security, identity, community and the
expression of politics in the UK. Further, it locates Prevent as central to
an emerging security paradigm that seeks to map and secure the future, and
is mobilised outside of traditional security architectures, notably through
pastoral forms of power. In doing so, it outlines an analysis and a research
agenda that is crucial to understanding the present and future of security
policy in the UK.
This introduction presents an overview of key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book explores how experiences in Kosovo have changed the discourse of European security. It provides new and stimulating perspectives on how 'Kosovo' has shaped European post-post-Cold War reality. The book aims to contribute to the insecurity of the field of security studies by sidelining the theoretical worldview that underlies mainstream strategic thinking on the Kosovo events. It investigates how 'Kosovo' has developed into this principal paradigmatic sign in the complex text of European security. The book also investigates how its very marginality has emphasised the unravelling fringes and limits of the sovereign presence of what 'Europe' thinks it stands for, and how it affects the discourse on European security.