John Holmwood and Therese O’Toole The immediate context of this special issue of Discover Society is the Independent Review of the [...]Read more
VIEWPOINT: Can the Prevent Review avoid the Trap of Policy-led Evidence?
Rob Faure Walker The power structures inherent in fallacious justifications for counter-extremism are liable to generate skewed evidence for the forthcoming [...]Read more
ON THE FRONTLINE: Is there any alternative to the Prevent counter terrorism policy?
Narzanin Massoumi, David Miller and Tom Mills This article draws on the newly published report Leaving the ‘war on terror’: [...]Read more
POLICY AND POLITICS: Reviewing Prevent
Therese O’Toole Despite various reforms to Prevent since 2011, concerns about its aims and impact continue to be voiced by academics, [...]Read more
Public Health approaches to Radicalisation: The Evidence Base
Charlotte Heath-Kelly Increasing emphasis is being placed on public health approaches to countering extremism and radicalisation. Public health is defined as [...]Read more
The Question of Prevent, Prevent in Question
Shamim Miah The Prevent strategy has long been associated with a Manichean view of the world - an ideological struggle [...]Read more
Which Prevent will be Reviewed?
Paul Thomas Ten years ago, I argued that Prevent should end but now I’m not so sure. I’ve changed my [...]Read more
Prevent-ing Polarisation within Muslim Communities
Madeline-Sophie Abbas Prevent has attracted important local criticisms centring on the contradictions of community engagement being framed by anti-terror measures. Since [...]Read more
Rethinking Prevent: Adapting strategies from the German model
Necla Acik The UK Prevent duty has dominated preventive counter-terrorism measures in the UK, reducing the role of civil society actors [...]Read more
Prevent in the arts: a threat to creative freedom and expression
Roaa Ali Is it conceivable that a creative work could be compromised, modified or even censored in today’s Britain? The Prevent [...]Read more