On Becoming ‘Radicalised’: Pre-emptive Surveillance and Intervention to Save the Young Muslim in the UK

Vicki Coppock, Surinder Guru, Tony Stanley

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Abstract

In recent times young British Muslims have become objects of the official discursive construction of “vulnerability to radicalisation” within UK counterterrorism law, policy and practice. This chapter critiques and contests the assumptions and arguments within vulnerability to radicalisation discourse that give legitimacy to pre-emptive practices of state surveillance and intervention in the lives of British Muslim children and young people, purportedly in their best interests, but which effectively serve to pathologise and de-legitimise youthful political dissent. Implications for the political rights of young British Muslims are of central concern, along with the implications for social workers expected to deploy these governance practices on behalf of the state
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGoverning Youth Politics in the Age of Surveillance
EditorsMaria, T Grasso, Judith Bessant
Place of PublicationAbingdon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages108-122
ISBN (Print)978-1-13-863012-3
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2018

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