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Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Comparing Theory and Practice, Universiteit Leiden

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Terrorism has arguably been one of the defining factors of our age. It frequently makes headlines, threatening or attacking governments, private business and ordinary citizens. And in many parts of the world, it has been one of the most important threats to peace, security and stability. But what does this exactly mean? What is the nature of this threat? Who or what is threatened, how, by whom and why? What can be done about it or how can we at least limit the impact of terrorism and make sure that terrorists do not make headlines and manage to scare us? These are just a handful of questions that will be addressed in this course that consists of three parts. First it focuses on the essence of terrorism as an instrument to achieve certain goals, in addition to an exploration of this phenomenon and the difficulties in defining it. The second part provides an overview of the state of the art in (counter) terrorism studies. Since ‘9/11’ terrorism studies have grown exponentially, reflecting the rise in perceived threats. But what has academia come up with? What theories, assumptions and conventional wisdom has it produced that could be of help in understanding terrorism and dealing with it? The most interesting results are examined and compared with empirical evidence with the aim to either stress their importance or to debunk them as myths. The final part looks into the implications and possibilities for policy making. The course ends with a module specifically designed to address one of today's most topical issue: the foreign fighter phenomenon....

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创建者 LZ

May 23, 2016

This excellent, balanced course uses a great combination of concise videos and additional reading. I enrolled hoping to better understand this hot-topic and Prof. Bakker's course was perfect.

创建者 MZ

Sep 21, 2017

Useful and well done. This course is an example how to boost resilience in our society with knowledge. At the end of the day is a brick of our holistic counter terrorism actions. Thank you.

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创建者 Alexandru M Ghiocel

Dec 06, 2018

Very professionally taught, a great variety of topics, not easy to pass, lean for life ! I strongly recommend it !

创建者 Tomasz Malecki

Dec 01, 2018

Fantastic Fantastyczny kurs! Polecam kazdemu kto chce wiedziec wiecej na temat terroryzmu.

Regards

Tom

创建者 Robert Brouwer

Nov 28, 2018

Nice one

创建者 José Antonio Borja Camacho

Nov 22, 2018

Very good Introductory course to get familiar with the academic research and main authors towards Terrorism and Counterterrorism. The course is well organized and the content is very punctual and was well selected and prepared. I recommend it for students of International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy and Governance, Law and most related in Social Sciences but not limited only to them.

创建者 Ephraim

Nov 20, 2018

It's been really interesting

It has helped supported me with a lot of needed resourses and infor for my dissertation

The used language is easy and understandable.

There is a big amount of information and statistics

The course is well organized

创建者 Benjamin B Dwalue

Nov 15, 2018

I LOVE THIS COURSE

创建者 Víctor Manuel Custodio Pérez

Nov 13, 2018

Necesito la traducción en Español de todo el Curso. Gracias de antemano por su atención.

创建者 Juan Pablo Daniel Pino Espinoza

Oct 31, 2018

Very good

创建者 Faiq Hassan Khalid

Oct 21, 2018

Excellent oppurtunity to learn and explore the topic

创建者 Petrus Jacobus Maria Castelein

Oct 09, 2018

Very interesting! I would suggest to non-native speakers, take into account a bit more time then the recommended time for the readings.