Natalie James

Natalie James is a doctoral researcher specializing in UK counterterrorism policy and radicalization. Her PhD focuses on the experiences of the Prevent duty within Greater Manchester's further education sector. James is based in the School of Politics and International Studies at the University of Leeds, where she also teaches on British politics, terrorism and counterterrorism.

How Controversial Is Britain’s Counterterrorism Strategy?

February 28, 2019

Throughout its development, Prevent has faced severe criticism but has remained protected by the armor of national security. On January 22, Britain’s security minister, Ben Wallace, announced there was to be an independent review of the government’s Prevent strategy. The review was launched to further demonstrate the work done by...

Yellow Vests: The Irony of Transnational Nationalism

February 21, 2019

There is a certain irony of anti-European far-right groups in the UK utilizing and reproducing the promotion of French nationalism through the symbolic yellow vests. The so-called yellow vests, or the gilets jaunes — the original name given to the protesters adorned in high-visibility jackets who have been marching and...