Post 9/11, the imposition of policies of counter-terrorism has seen the erosion of support for fundamental human rights. Simultaneously, Muslim communities in European cities have become a focus for state and local policy, leading to a fixation with policies of social cohesion.
This book offers a unique research-based contribution to the debate around community cohesion and counter-terrorism policies in Britain. Through privileged access to the senior management and staff of five metropolitan authorities it reveals the contradictions between these policies as they are implemented in tandem at the local level.
A robust critique of contemporary policy, this book is for all academics, policy makers and practitioners concerned with the management of ethnic diversity.
Charles Husband is a fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, the University of Helsinki, Finland, and Professor of Social Analysis at the University of Bradford, UK. He has a long history of research on ethnic relations, bringing a distinctive interdisciplinary perspective to his work. Yunis Alam is a lecturer and researcher at the University of Bradford. His research includes projects dealing with mass media, ethnicity, identity and social cohesion.
Introduction; Community Cohesion: its development and limitations; The prevention of violent extremism; Anti-Muslimism; The experience of managing Community Cohesion and Prevent; Conclusion.