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TerrorismPolicy AnalysisInternational LawHistory

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Week
1

Week 1

7 hours to complete

Welcome & the essence of terrorism

7 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 78 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
1.1 Introduction5m
1.2 History of Terrorism16m
1.3 Use of the Word Terrorism5m
1.4 Why There Are No Generally Accepted Definitions11m
1.5 Need For a Definition: Some Attempts12m
1.6 Essence of Terrorism7m
Interview with Prof. Alex Schmid about Defining Terrorism8m
7 readings
Meet the team & Leiden University10m
Complete our short survey10m
Course Overview5m
Course Format5m
What do we expect from you10m
Don't forget to check out the extra material!10m
Readings1h
1 practice exercise
Definition and Essence of Terrorism30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Researching Terrorism and Counterterrorism

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 53 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
2.2 Disciplines & Approaches7m
2.3 Key Authors & Centres11m
2.4 Challenges & Dilemmas8m
2.5 Current State of the Art7m
Interview with Akinola Olojo about the Lack of Non-Western Researchers in Terrorism Studies5m
2 readings
Readings1h
Key Authors10m
1 practice exercise
Researching Terrorism and Counterterrorism30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

5 Assumptions on Terrorism

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 66 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
3.2 Assumption: Terrorists are crazy10m
3.3 Assumption: Terrorism is increasingly lethal13m
3.4 Assumption: Terrorism is predominantly anti-western9m
3.5 Assumption: Terrorism is successful17m
1 reading
Readings1h
1 practice exercise
5 Assumptions on Terrorism30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

5 Assumptions on Counterterrorism

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 94 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
7 videos
4.2 Assumption: Deradicalisation is possible12m
4.3 Assumption: Decapitation of terrorist organisations works16m
4.4 Assumption: Terrorism cannot be defeated17m
4.5 Assumption: Terrorism can best be managed by a holistic approach17m
Interview with Dr. Jamie Shea (NATO)8m
Video presentation of Quirine Eijkman of Amnesty International on Drone Strikes in Pakistan3m
1 reading
Readings50m
1 practice exercise
5 Assumptions on Counterterrorism30m

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