An analysis of the UK's counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST, and the challenges in its evaluation

The UK’s Counter-Terrorism strategy, known as CONTEST, is recognized as one of the most successful soft-focus strategies in the world, with an intended emphasis on community support and what have become known as ‘Prevent
The UK’s Counter-Terrorism strategy, known as CONTEST, is recognized as one of the most successful soft-focus strategies in the world, with an intended emphasis on community support and what have become known as ‘Prevent’ (or counter-extremism) measures. In all, there are four limbs to CONTEST: PREVENT, PROTECT, PURSUE and PREPARE. While there is much crossover between these areas, for example policing activities take place in all four limbs, each one has a specific focus with its own intrinsic goals. This article intends to provide an overview of CONTEST, and to explore the challenges of evaluating counter-terrorism strategies in general. In doing so, I intend to show that while robust and independent evaluation of CONTEST has not been undertaken from a quantitative approach, some level of evaluation has taken place and can be taken into consideration when moving forward with future analysis of the strategy...
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Author:Erika Brady
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-415842
URL:http://www.sicherheitspolitik-blog.de/2016/10/10/an-analysis-of-the-uks-counter-terrorism-strategy-contest-and-the-challenges-in-its-evaluation/
Parent Title (German):sicherheitspolitik-blog.de
Place of publication:Frankfurt am Main
Document Type:Report
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2016/10/10
Date of first Publication:2016/10/10
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2016/10/17
Tag:Anti-Terror; England; Great Britain; IRA; UK; anti-terrorism; islamic state; islamism; radicalization; strategy; terrorism
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HeBIS PPN:390270822
Institutes:Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Exzellenzcluster Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Politikwissenschaft
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
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