National security

Recent Publications

April 11, 2011

Race & Class, April 2011

The April 2011 issue of Race & Class leads with a major review article of Guantánamo literature by Barbara Harlow, foregrounding works by Moazzam Begg, Victoria Brittain, Gillian Slovo, Mahvish Rukshana Khan, Anna Perera, Clive Stafford Smith et al and examining what they reveal about the nature, imperatives and relationship to international law of the US state.

October 17, 2009

Spooked: how not to prevent violent extremism

Spooked: how not to prevent violent extremism, suggests that the Prevent programme has been used to establish one of the most elaborate systems of surveillance ever seen in Britain.

May 28, 2009

European Race Bulletin no. 67

'Secrecy, detention, torture: the parallel world of Europe's anti-terror regimen', comprises detailed summaries on the operation of anti-terror laws across Europe and a feature on Islamophobia, academic research and scare scenarios.

March 12, 2009

A Suitable Enemy: Racism, Migration and Islamophobia in Europe

At the heart of this book is an examination of xeno-racism - a non-colour coded form of institutionalised racism - where migrants who do not assimilate, or are believed to be incapable of assimilation, are excluded.

January 5, 2009

Race & Class, January 2009

The January 2009 edition of the journal Race & Class leads with Victoria Brittain's powerful exposé of the rounding up, imprisonment without trial and indefinite house arrest of a number of Muslim men resident in the UK.

October 1, 2008

Race & Class, October 2008

The October 2008 edition of the journal Race & Class leads with a reprint of A. Sivanandan's 1974 account of the radical transformation of the IRR and includes Arun Kundnani's examination of 'Islamism and the roots of liberal rage'.

October 25, 2007

European Race Bulletin no. 61

Contains an in-depth report on the election material of the extreme-Right Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) and country round-ups on anti-terrorism and human rights.

February 14, 2007

Briefing Paper 3

Community responses to the War on Terror

July 1, 2004

The politics of fear: civil society and the security state

The 'war on terror', initiated by the US, taken up by its junior partners and promulgated across the globe, is having a seismic impact on the structures and institutions of civil society. In the process, it is remoulding, to an unprecedented degree, the conceptions of peace, liberty and security in western developed societies.

March 10, 2004

European Race Bulletin no. 47

'Anti-terrorism and human rights' is essential reading for all those concerned to find out more about the international approach to combating terror and how it is influencing EU and British counter-terrorism measures.

August 28, 2003

Reclaim people’s security

From national security to global security: counter-terrorism in Asia and Europe. Published by the Institute of Race Relations along with the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam.

January 1, 1997

When memory dies

A three-generational novel of a Sri Lankan family's search for coherence and continuity in a country broken by colonial occupation and riven by ethnic wars.