The protection of the economy is often a factor in the types of exceptionalist policies designed to ensure the public’s security throughout COVID 19.
Our new research shows that proximity to terrorist attacks increased support for Remain, with individuals believing the UK is more insecure without the EU.
Critical security studies can help to make sense of the complex ways through which states use claims of ‘exceptionalisation’ to respond to economic crises.
Exploring common assumptions about populism within the study of economy and security provides an opportunity to rethink our understanding of the phenomena.
The mobilisation of fears of violence linked to public transport exposes a complex picture in which it can be difficult to analyse desires for safety.