Counter-Terrorism Post 9/11: The Hidden Agenda of Exclusion

David N. Baker, Byron E. Price


Since September 11, 2001 the way that government goes about dealing with regulating security has changed drastically to meet the demands of the fearful citizens in society, who think another event could possibly happen again. The focus of this paper is to provide a different view of the mechanisms of security Post 9/11, and questions the validity of the supposed counter-terrorist tactics as they relate to the securing of personal safety. Highlighted throughout the paper are many of the various techniques employed by the State in their quest against terrorism. But a further examination of the methods they use raises many questions as to whether combating terrorism is the real goal of the government.

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International Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory | ISSN : 1916-2782