This article utilises the concept of the ‘new home front’ to address the ethical and political reframing of national and international politics in the ‘war on terror’. The ‘New home front’ in relation to the ‘war on terror’ has many dimensions to it. The article explains that there are links between ‘home’ (as in national or domestic) and the ‘front’ (as in the military spheres of action in Iraq and Afghanistan), it also refers literally to the home front, with terrorist attacks and continuing threats of them in the UK, importantly from home-grown as well as internationally networked terrorists. So there is a complex spatiality involved in the ethical contexts of policies and politics related to the war on terror that binds security issues at home to military action overseas in ways that are overt or not. The article also highlights the complex spatiality involved in the ethical contexts of policies and politics related to the war on terror with respect to new media, which have disrupted traditional national vertical (top-down) linkages between political agents, the mass media and the public into a myriad of horizontal real-time online connections.
- Journal : International Affairs
- Author : Gillian Youngs
- Date : 2010
- Volume : 86 (4)
- Pages : 925-937
- Link : http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bpl/inta/2010/00000086/00000004/art00009