Radicals and Reactionaries: The polarization of community and government in the name of public safety and security
Roger Mac Ginty
Public safety, community engagement, and radicalization in the counter-terrorism environment
This thesis seeks to explore the current public safety and public security environment within the greater London area. The emphasis of this research will focus on the delivery and consumption of counter-terrorism policy within selected Muslim communities. This research will concentrate on two critical areas: the dynamics of interaction by public safety groups (police and fire) who are perceived as the purveyors of anti-terrorism policy for the communities they serve; and, how these programs, policies, and laws are received and reacted to by individuals and groups in Muslim communities. Data for this study will come from four primary groups: Metropolitan Police, London Fire Brigade, community/focus groups, and individuals.
Emphasis will be given to areas where community relations with public safety agencies are strained. The intent is to maximize the discovery of the complexities and discrete influences that formulate individual and group agency. That collective agency will be used to study the dynamic relationship between communities and public safety agencies, and the role that those programs and policies have in the permeability of individuals to extremist ideology.
Public safety management, terrorism and other forms of political violence, community engagement, radicalization/extremism, Israeli/Palestinian Conflict
California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California
Part-Time Lecturer, Graduate Studies, Emergency Services Administration, Department of Criminal Justice, School of Health and Human Services
- Emergency Planning and Management (EMER 542)
- Terrorism and Political Violence (CRJU 604)