Key contacts: Dr Charlotte Heath-Kelly
Funding: European Research Council
Start date: 01.02.2020
End date: 31.01.2025
Project website: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/research/neoliberal-terror/
This project investigates the introduction of counterterrorism within Health and Social care across Europe. The longstanding separation of medicine and care from policing/intelligence has been superseded in the era of Countering Violent Extremism. This study explores the political, economic and discursive mechanisms behind this dramatic policy shift, using a methodologically pluralist approach to test whether neoliberal economic and social policies underwrite the ‘radicalisation of social policy’. The project contributes to research on policy diffusion by tracing the spread of deradicalisation programs between member states and EU institutions, with special attention paid to uptake by Europe’s small states.