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Deradicalising the city. Understanding the impact of urban security policies on notions of connectedness, (in)security and belonging

This research focuses on the everyday impact of the reconfiguration of urban policy making and security through the lens of deradicalization. The main questions are: How do civil society and local residents relate to these policy changes? How do these policies of deradicalization and the experience of being surveilled impact upon notions of trust, connectedness, (in)security, and belonging? Firstly, I aim to understand the role and engagement of civil society actors in these policy reconfigurations, as well as the consequences of these policy reconfigurations on the broader tissue of the civil society. Secondly, I seek to study how civil society’s and residents’ experiences of trust and belonging with institutional actors are impacted by these public policies. Thirdly, I seek to explore how (in)security, connectedness, and belonging are experienced among the concerned residents in its spatial and affective dimensions, namely on an individual, associative and neighbourhood level.

Date:27 Jan 2021  →  Today
Keywords:urban security, radicalisation, belonging, diversity
Disciplines:Social and cultural anthropology, Social geography
Project type:PhD project