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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....

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Aug 28, 2021

Not all the reading materials are opening. The course content is old . There is a need for new and latest issues to be included in the course. There is also a need for advance level of another course.

Feb 24, 2021

Among the most informative courses i have taken, the material and videos provided are so detailed and specific to this field. I would recommend it to anyone with an interest matters terrorism.

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Sep 12, 2018

Great understanding


Aug 18, 2019

Exceptionally good

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By Chew S Y

Oct 25, 2017

Easy to understand

By adafafsdfcA a e

Aug 12, 2016

Interesting course

By jose m

Sep 7, 2015

Excelente material

By Pieter D C

Dec 19, 2019

Excellent course!


Nov 25, 2019

Excellent course.

By David W

Sep 3, 2017

Fantastic course.

By Alice H S

Feb 27, 2017

Excellent course!

By Milton D N

Jan 8, 2017

Excellent course!

By Arturo C

Nov 8, 2016

Awesome material!

By matt f

Oct 10, 2016

excellent course!

By Edgar R M R

Feb 11, 2016

Me gusta el curso

By Sahin K

Dec 3, 2015

you have to watch

By Elvis R C

Oct 14, 2015

Is perfect curse.

By Christophe A M C B

Sep 14, 2015

Fantastic course!

By Awale K

Dec 1, 2019

wonderful course

By Nasser H

Jan 20, 2019

Excellent course

By José W B d S M

Aug 13, 2018

Amazing content!

By Herrmann

Aug 5, 2018

Very interesting

By Trenton S

Dec 30, 2017

Excellent course

By Mario G

Jul 2, 2017

Excellent course

By Christian W

Jan 23, 2017

excellent course

By Muriel M

Sep 11, 2015

Excellent course