Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 March 2005

240 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719071218

Bookseller Code (06)


Writing the war on terrorism

Language, politics and counter-terrorism

Richard Jackson

Published by Manchester University Press

New Approaches to Conflict Analysis MUP

  • Examines the public language of the war on terrorism, and the way that rhetoric has been deployed to justify and normalise a global counter-terrorist campaign
  • Explains how the political and cultural meaning of the September 11, 2001 attacks came to be dominated by a single war-based interpretation
  • Discusses how officials have deliberately manipulated public anxiety about terrorist threats to gain public support for counter-terrorism policies
  • Displays how the abuse of prisoners in Iraq was normalised through language and practice
  • Argues that the normalisation and institutionalisation of the Bush administration's current counter-terrorism approach is damaging to society's ethical values and to democratic political participation

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