5 April 2011
Preventing or Enabling? Counter-radicalization Policy in a Divided Britain
The multiculturalist paradigm is increasingly linked to the discourse of counterterrorism in European countries. But the rhetorical segregation of specific "communities" in the context of campaigns such as the British government's PREVENT initiative is counterproductive, as it prevents integration and inadvertently delegitimizes civil-society projects, ultimately leading to a "religionization" of British Muslims.
Danny Bürkli, Joel Bubbers, Esra Esenlik
International Relations and Security Network (ISN), Zurich, Switzerland