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Traces of Terror: Counter-Terrorism Law, Policing, and Race

Victoria Sentas


Globally, terrorism laws and their policing have been charged with eroding civil liberties and discriminating against Muslim and minority communities. This book goes further. It explains how the operation and effect of counter-terrorism has been to constitute Muslims and targeted multi-ethnic peoples as policed subjects. An Australian study of those who are policed and those who police, this book traces the persistence of race, racialisation, and racism in practices presented as ‘race neutral’ and consensual. It explores the contemporary policies, laws, and ‘common sense’ understandings, which ... More

Keywords: counter-terrorism law, counter-terrorism policing, race, ethnicity, Muslims, multiculturalism, suspect community, diaspora, AFP, ASIO

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199674633
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674633.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Victoria Sentas, author
Lecturer, School of Law, University of New South Wales, Australia