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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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By Harjit E L

May 27, 2021

Awesome course.

By jorge r

Jan 2, 2021

excelente curso

By Milena S

Jun 21, 2020

Amazing course!

By Clement K C

Oct 27, 2016

Very insightful

By Lucas N V Q

Dec 13, 2015

Great Course!!!

By Clealdon A d A J

Aug 31, 2015

Awesome course.

By Martin G G

Aug 18, 2015

It was awesome!

By Klaudio R

Jul 2, 2021

G​reat course!

By Faizal W

Jun 13, 2020

Great content!


Aug 22, 2017

a grate course

By mansurni a

Sep 14, 2015

awesome course

By Dragana Đ

Aug 17, 2015

Great course !


Nov 8, 2020

Lovely course

By Tonka I

Oct 12, 2020

Great course!

By José A D O

Sep 10, 2019

So good...!!!

By Gordon C C

Aug 27, 2019

Great Course!

By Armando G

Jun 9, 2018

Great course.

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Dec 23, 2016

Great course.

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