(Counter-)terrorism and hybridity

Fiona De Londras*

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Legal scholars have written much about different ‘models’ of counter-terrorism, with the ‘criminal justice’ and ‘military’ models dominating the discourse. 1 However, these models of counter-terrorism law, and its place within a broader ecosystem of counter-terrorism measures, policies and practices, fail to appreciate the breadth, complexity and drivers of counter-terrorism when viewed in the round. Indeed, this is indicative of legal scholarship on counter-terrorism, which tends (in contrast to some sociological scholarship in the field) to focus almost exclusively on doctrinal legal research, infrequently placing counter-terrorist law and policy within its broader context. In this, hybridity may be a helpful lens through which to view counter-terrorism law and practice; it may facilitate our understanding of counter-terrorism as a field of practice with multiple limbs and elements, indicating more fully the terrain on which critical engagement with terrorism and counter-terrorism ought to focus.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHybridity
Subtitle of host publicationlaw, culture and development
EditorsNicolas Lemay-Hébert, Rosa Freedman
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781317202905
ISBN (Print)9781138673427
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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