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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....


24. Feb. 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.

22. Mai 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.

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von Ievgeniia S

23. Okt. 2016

Useful, interesting and important course of high quality. To recommend!

von Winston A B B

12. Sep. 2015

One of the best courses in this area.

Thanks for this great opportunity.

von Stefano M

5. Mai 2021

Excelente curso, con todos los materiales a disposicion para aprender.

von Pelayo B R

18. Juni 2019

awesome! would love more moocs on security and international relations

von Benjamin R

5. Dez. 2015

Muy interesante,para comprender lo que esta pasando ahora en el mundo

von Diego A M F

26. Nov. 2015

Está muy bien explicado y aporta bibliografía recomendada. Impecable.

von Nnamdi O

23. Aug. 2015

Exceptional and Expository Course. I RECOMMEND THIS FOR POLICY MAKERS

von Soham D

22. Jan. 2020

Great course ! Really loved the simplicity of content and the scope.

von Sergio G C

8. Juni 2018

Absolutely accurate and a well-done introductory course. Great Job!

von Carlos M F P

14. Juni 2017

Excelente curso. Contiene los conceptos más actuales sobre el tema.

von G.J. J

24. Nov. 2015

¡Excelente! Ayuda a entender mejor el complejo tema del terrorismo.

von David v D

16. Sep. 2015

A real addition for every student studying something international!

von Ahmer J K

1. Feb. 2017

Excellent course! Leiden University's courses are great as always!

von Gabriel M

24. Dez. 2015

I like this course so much. I think I am learning a lot of things.

von zyshmie

9. Juli 2019

A Fundamental to Terrorism and Counter-terrorism. Helps me a lot.

von Ali R

15. Juni 2019

Great course with a lot of interesting details and infromations.

von Michele G

13. Sep. 2017

Excellent Course! Very thought provoking and full of information.

von majdi s

12. Okt. 2016

Great interactive course with a nice approach to difficult topic.

von Deleted A

31. Okt. 2015

Amazing teaching and reading files. Having a great time learning.

von fany t

27. März 2017

Understand a little more about terrorism as the current conflict

von Maritza S

14. Jan. 2016

Great Course, updated information perfect source to understand t

von Marina M

16. Aug. 2015

An extremely interesting course very well presented and organize

von Divya S

9. Mai 2020

very good course. i only had an issue with the peer review bit.

von Alexander L

15. Okt. 2016

Interesting course that I thoroughly enjoyed. Would recommend.

von Khalid N

15. Aug. 2016

Its excellent practice for the knowledge of counter terrorism.