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A Woman's Place: US Counterterrorism Since 9/11

Joana Cook


The 9/11 attacks fundamentally transformed how the U.S. approached terrorism, and led to the unprecedented expansion of counterterrorism strategies, policies, and practices. While the analysis of these developments is rich and vast, there remains a significant void. The diverse actors contributing to counterterrorism increasingly consider, engage and impact women as agents, partners, and targets of their work. Yet, flawed assumptions and stereotypes remain prevalent, and it remains undocumented and unclear how and why counterterrorism efforts evolved as they did in relation to women. This book ... More

Keywords: 9/11, USA, Counterterrorism, Terrorism, Department of Defense, Department of State, USAID, Bush, Obama, Trump

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197506554
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197506554.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joana Cook, author
Senior Research Fellow, King’s College London