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Author McCann, Craig J.J., author

Title The prevent strategy and right-wing extremism : a case study of the English Defence League / Craig J.J. McCann
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 186 pages)
Series Routledge studies in extremism and democracy
Routledge studies in extremism and democracy
Contents Introduction -- 1 The right response? -- 2 Putting the Prevent in preventing right-wing extremism -- 3 Luton: "where it all began" -- 4 Newcastle: rolling out the welcome mat -- 5 Waltham Forest: into "the lion's den" -- 6 The policy muddle -- 7 Back to basics
Summary In 2011 the U.K. Government reviewed its counter terrorism Prevent Strategy to include "all forms of extremism" with an emphasis on right-wing extremism. This book - written by the former Head of Strategyand Policy at the Office of the National Coordinator for Prevent - provides the most detailed assessment yet of this shift in emphasis. It explores how the inclusion of right-wing extremism within the counter terrorism Prevent Strategy impacted local responses to the English Defence League. This is explored through numerous interviews and several case studies which were carried out by the author while he was serving as a senior police officer within the Counter Terrorism Command of the Metropolitan Police Service. The book balances empirical research with practical recommendations for policymakers and practitioners from a unique "insider" perspective. This book will be of appeal to an array of audiences including scholars and students of Terrorism Studies, professionals working in the areas of counter terrorism, public order policing and the promotion of community cohesion, and to those who have an interest in wider non-political responses to right-wing extremism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Dr Craig J.J. McCann is an independent counter terrorismconsultant and researcher. He was previously Head of Strategyand Policy at the Office of the National Coordinator for Prevent
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 02, 2019)
Subject English Defence League
Islamophobia -- Great Britain
Nationalism -- Great Britain
Protest movements -- Great Britain
Racism -- Great Britain
Right-wing extremists -- Great Britain
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019015449
ISBN 0429424655 electronic book
0429755635 electronic book
0429755643 electronic book
0429755651 electronic book
9780429424656 electronic book
9780429755637 electronic book
9780429755644 electronic book
9780429755651 electronic book
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