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About the Course

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....

Top reviews

LZ
May 22, 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.

MZ
Sep 20, 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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By Lucia G

Jul 2, 2020

I highly recommend this course if you are interested in the terrorism and counterterrorism topic.

By Wallace G

May 9, 2019

An excellent course. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in the counter - terrorism.

By Paul M

Mar 16, 2019

The course is not only an eye opener, full of reflections and knowledge.I recommend this course.

By Kumar R

Jun 6, 2020

very useful and well elaborated core for the individual who are interested in terrorism studies.

By Ivan M

Feb 16, 2019

Great and interesting course for learn more about terrorism, his history and the situation today

By Patrick P T

Sep 7, 2015

A great overview and introduction to the theory and practice of terrorism and counter-terrorism.

By Henk K

May 25, 2020

A really well organised training which I really enjoyed! A big compliment for all contributors!

By Cassio F r

Feb 23, 2018

A very interesting course for anybody who wants to understand the reasons of terrorism nowadays

By Cathy G

Jan 1, 2016

This will answer many questions you have about what is going on these days regarding terrorism.

By JIM B

Nov 20, 2017

Excellent course, well presented somewhat challenging which is exactly what I was looking for.

By Carey J

Aug 31, 2017

Thought provoking and interesting course which was presented exceptionally well. Worth taking

By Christoph J

May 5, 2016

Edwin Bakker did a great course. If you are interested in (Counter-)Terrorism Studies, enroll.

By PRAKASH P

Sep 2, 2015

Thank you! Prof. & TA's .. Awesome Course to give good Foundation to Understand the Concepts.

By Bonny O O

Jun 2, 2020

Great course and the videos and materials were very helpful and will continue to be helpful.

By Nolen J

May 15, 2017

Excellent course, especially for an introduction to scholarly research sources on the topic.

By Sridhar C

Oct 11, 2016

An excellent course on terrorism and counter terrorism. would like to recommend to friends.

By Bas A B

Sep 13, 2019

Very helpfull course. Give you a good base on the world of terrorism and counterterrorism.

By Georgios V

Aug 21, 2018

Overall a complete course on terrorism and counterterrorism, well organized and presented.

By Sohyeon P

Aug 9, 2017

It helps me a lot to understand why terrorism happens and how to deal with these problems.

By Kaixiang R

May 15, 2017

Build up a comprehensive and rational understanding about terrorism and counter-terrorism.

By Guy G

Feb 18, 2017

Love the class. Very informative. I just wish there were easier ways to prevent terrorism.

By Josefine W

Feb 14, 2020

I really enjoyed this course! The structure was great, each element explained very well.

By ALEJANDRO M T

Oct 11, 2015

Es muy interesante, con bibliografía de alta calidad.

La calidad del curso es muy buena.

By Ксения К

Sep 16, 2019

One of the most interesting courses! Very good scientific approach and useful lectures!

By Odoch P A

Sep 24, 2020

I Loved the experience, the lectures and everybody on the course were great thanks...