In societies gripped by fear, people look for security. After the 9/11 attacks, national intelligence and security services received extended powers to fight terrorism. At the same time, the private security industry grew exponentially. How did 9/11 change the way societies deal with the threat of violence? Did the world become a safer place? With cultural anthropologist Dr Tessa Diphoorn (UU).
In collaboration with Platform Contesting Governance (Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges (UGlobe) and Institutions for Open Societies).
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9/11: 20 years after
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