Terrorism and Counterterrorism
- Provide students with basic knowledge about modern counterterrorism strategies and the state of terrorism studies today.
- To give a student basic knowledge about the modern counterterrorism strategies.
- Able to solve professional problems based on synthesis and analysis
- Defines the term counterterrorism
- Defines the term of terrorism
- Identifies the countries where terrorist groups operate
- Identifies the methods used in counterterrorism
- Student is capable of executing applied analysis of the political phenomena and political processes - by using political science methods - and in support of practical decision making process.
- Understands and identifies terrorist groups
- Understands the history of terrorism
- Welcome & the essence of terrorism
- Researching Terrorism and Counterterrorism
- Assumptions on Terrorism
- Assumptions on Counterterrorism
- Dealing with Terrorism and the Future
- Making Headlines Today - Foreign Fighters
- In-class Participation• Meaningful engagement with the mandatory readings demonstrated • Own critical approach to the reading and lecture materials elucidated • By bringing in concepts and empirical examples from other fields of study, the student demonstrates a complex understanding of the introduced concepts • Contribution to the class dynamics: by reflecting on earlier points and comments, students can again demonstrate a practical understanding of the discussed concepts, as well as their abilities to understand the dynamics of ongoing discussions. Conversely, redundant and self-serving comments will lower the participation grade. • In case someone finds participation in discussions challenging, there is also an opportunity to send questions and comments related to the mandatory readings before the respective class sessions.
- Online Course Assignments
- 2021/2022 3rd module0.4 * In-class Participation + 0.6 * Online Course Assignments
- Barber, B. (2013). Jihad Vs. McWorld : Terrorism’s Challenge to Democracy (Vol. Unabridged). New York: Ballantine Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=745350
- CORNISH, P. (2010). Technology, strategy and counterterrorism. International Affairs, 86(4), 875–888. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2346.2010.00917.x
- Gheciu, A. (2008). Securing Civilization? : The EU, NATO and the OSCE in the Post-9/11 World. OUP Oxford.
- Willasey-Wilsey, T. (2016). Illusions of terrorism and counter-terrorism. Edited by Richard English. International Affairs, 92(3), 724–725. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2346.12617
- Kimberley N. Trapp. (2011). State Responsibility for International Terrorism. OUP Oxford.
- Nesser, P. V. (DE-588)104338488X, (DE-576)394752724, aut. (2015). Islamist terrorism in Europe : a history / Petter Nesser.