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The post-9/ 11 global security regime and the securitization of civil society
Richard McNeil- Willson
Scott N. Romaniuk

-terror physicalities. The Strong Cities Network (SCN) ( 2019 ), launched by the non-governmental organization (NGO), Institute of Strategic Dialogue, in the UK in 2015, for instance, brings together a network of mayors, political actors, and frontline teams from more than 120 cities across the world. Determining cities to be “on the frontline of building resilience to violent radicalisation,” it aims to tackle “polarisation

in Counter-terrorism and civil society
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Ayca Arkilic

should play an essential role in German politics. Why don’t we have mayors, political party leaders and lobby groups in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium? Why don’t we have more representatives in the European Parliament? … Despite their smaller population, some groups are able to pressure their host states through their lobby power. Why can’t we do the

in Diaspora diplomacy
Extremism and the ‘politics of mutual envy’ in Nigeria?
Akinyemi Oyawale

, engage in politics of envy to demonise and suppress dissent and challenges to their authority and legitimacy. Non-state actors, mainly al Qaida, ISIS and Boko Haram, have reciprocated this practice in what can best be understood as politics of mutual envy. The Piper and the Mayor, politics of mutual ‘envy’ The envious gaze which the state casts on Boko Haram is astounding, i.e., as an entity that can be reckless without repercussions, be ruthless without sanctions, be ‘legitimate’ without responsibility, even if it is at the cost of being labelled enemy combatants

in Encountering extremism