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Michael Lavalette and Laura Penketh

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447307082

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447307082.001.0001

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Institutionalised Islamophobia and the ‘Prevent’ agenda: ‘winning hearts and minds’ or welfare as surveillance and control?

Institutionalised Islamophobia and the ‘Prevent’ agenda: ‘winning hearts and minds’ or welfare as surveillance and control?

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(p.167) Nine Institutionalised Islamophobia and the ‘Prevent’ agenda: ‘winning hearts and minds’ or welfare as surveillance and control?
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Race, Racism and Social Work
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Michael Lavalette

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447307082.003.0010

The ‘Prevent’ policy agenda was rolled out in the aftermath of the 7/7 bombings in London. It was an amalgam of internal security policy, social inclusion policy and a political strategy to ‘win hearts and minds’. Yet it was built upon a series of worrying assumptions about Muslim communities and ill-defined definitions of ‘extremism’. Teachers, probation staff and social workers were all tasked with ‘soft’ policing the policy agenda – raising issues for social workers around the PCF domain 2 (working in ways that are reflective of our values and ethics). With the election of the Coalition in 2010 the policy was redirected and its connection with ‘social inclusion’ dropped. It remains a policy framework that is ‘mainstreamed’ within a range of local authority measures but its rationale and its assumptions remain deeply controversial.

Keywords:   Islamophobia, Prevent Agenda, Extremism, Contest, Terrorism, PCF domain 2

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