Counterterrorism and Identities presents a detailed analysis of Canadian public opinion on questions of national security, terrorism, and counterterrorism. Where we live, our religious identification, our age, gender, and values all have an impact on our views on these issues, as do events such as 9/11 and more recent terrorist incidents in Canada and abroad. With the safety of the public and the fight against terrorism increasingly regarded as a responsibility shared between government and its citizens, it is vital that the public support our institutions and have confidence in their approaches to counterterrorism. This groundbreaking assessment is essential reading for researchers, policy-makers and community leaders looking to comprehend the mindset of Canadians on this critical aspect of our wellbeing.
"This book presents data that will surprise some and anger others. That makes it a must-read volume for people interested in effective counterterrorism policies. Paying close attention to the surveys Jedwab has conducted can help us understand the role of age, region, language, religion, and ethnicity in the ways Canadians respond to both real and imagined security challenges." - Dr. Paul Bramadat, Director of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria