This paper argues that to conduct governance effectively, those elected must act morally upright and in accordance with the law, but must also communicate their actions effectively and keep their citizens informed through open, interactive dialogue. It is aimed squarely at policy makers and will analyze the problem of how to engage the public in the fight against terrorism. Ultimately the paper argues that open, transparent governance which offers room for critical debate and dialogue will build a resilient society. This type of society will be better prepared in the event of a terrorist attack and more capable of rejecting fear and countering the violent message with its own spirited rebuke.
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