Preventing Violent Extremism: ASB in relation to the policing of security. Dr Basia Spalek Institute of Applied Social Studies University of Birmingham. ‘Prevent’ Agenda.
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According to the DCLG, the Prevent agenda is a way of the DCLG enabling ‘local communities to challenge robustly the ideas of those extremists who seek to undermine our way of life’.
The DCLG’s Prevent agenda is grounded in a ‘winning hearts and minds’ strategy whereby the DCLG wants to go beyond countering terror through using ‘hard’ responses to terrorists and their extremist supporters by preventing individuals from being attracted to violent extremism in the first place
The events of 9/11, 7/7 and then a whole series of subsequent attempted terror plots in the UK have led to an increased focus upon countering terrorism within social policy arenas.
In a post 9/11 context, Muslims’ responsibilities as active citizens are being increasingly framed by anti-terror measures which encourage internal community surveillance so that the responsible Muslim citizen is expected to work with the authorities to help reduce the risk of terrorism.
An Examination of Partnership Approaches to Challenging Religiously-Endorsed Violence involving Muslim Groups and Police
One year project funded by theArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), under the auspices of their Religion and Society Programme. http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/apply/research/sfi/ahrcsi/religion_society.asp
Enables the British government to set the terms of engagement with Muslim communities in that any individual or organisation deemed ‘radical’ or ‘extremist’ by the government can be sidelined from engagement.
Role and use of religion may be seen as anti-social and subject to criticism, may impact on partnership approaches.