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Negating freedom's freedom

Ahluwalia, P. and Miller, T. (2010) Negating freedom's freedom. Social Identities, 16 (6). pp. 715-716.

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This issue brings to close another significant year for Social Identities. This has been a year of much uncertainty and unfinished business. The precariousness of the world economy in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) was felt in rather uneven terms. Most significantly, whilst the United States and Western Europe seemed to be the worst affected, significant parts of the post-colonial world, especially China and India emerged robust, led by a seemingly unrestrained appetite for consumption. From the continuing ‘war on terror’ in Iraq and Afghanistan, the machinations of settler politics in Israel and Palestine, the Naxalites in India and Nepal, to the Tibetan problem in China, uncertainty and unfinished business seem to plague the world. Nowhere is this more evident than the phenomenon of diasporic ‘home-grown’ terrorism, such as the UK-born Muslim terrorists who seem to instill the greatest fear nine years after the 9/11 attacks. This phenomenon has led to social division arising out of a fear of the enemy within Western societies and poses unique challenges for social cohesion in multicultural societies...

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group
Copyright: 2010 Taylor & Francis
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