Counterterrorism laws and policies have become a normalized fixture of security agendas across the globe. How do 'us/them' identity constructions contribute to the legitimizing strategies surrounding this development? The British case provides a historically-situated illustration which is of ongoing significance for security and insecurity today.
Kathryn Fisher is Assistant Professor at National Defense University's College of International Security Affairs, USA. She has previously taught at Ohio University, USA. Her publications include work in Critical Studies on Terrorism and Critical Perspectives on Counter-Terrorism.