• Imran Awan
  • Keith Spiller
  • Andrew Whiting
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society book series (PSRCS)


This chapter offers concluding comments on the main issues that have informed the book as well as those that have emerged from it. We first offer an overview of key themes raised in the previous chapters before discussing the emerging critical voice toward Prevent in UK Higher Education. We then argue for the need for greater transparency, specifically in relation to the encroachment of counter-extremism within education and the effects it has, and also on a broader level with regard to the evidence and thought that underpin the government’s entire approach. We draw the book to a close by offering our final thoughts and reflections on what the formal expansion of counter-extremism means to us as university lecturers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Imran Awan
    • 1
  • Keith Spiller
    • 2
  • Andrew Whiting
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Applied CriminologyBirmingham City UniversityBirminghamUK
  2. 2.Birmingham City UniversityBirminghamUK

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