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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....

Top-Bewertungen

LZ

May 23, 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 21, 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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von Sean W

Mar 22, 2020

I never really thought about causes and reasons behind terrorism and these sorts of activities. Certainly gave me something to think about.

von Clara M V L

Oct 07, 2016

Excelente curso, con fundamento histórico. La única crítica es que deberían actualizar ciertos contenidos con la realidad mundial al 2016

von Merete H

Sep 15, 2015

Fantastic course. Though the message is clear, some statistic numbers are a lot of out date.

It's been an eyeopener for me in many ways.

von Shahjahan B

Sep 16, 2015

Thank you very much for awarding me with a verified certificate of accomplishment. Indeed the course was a wonderful experience.

von Elysia S

Dec 11, 2015

A highly informative module giving you an overview of the scientific methods used in studying terrorism and counterterrorism.

von Catarina N

Aug 19, 2018

This course was utterly informative and interesting — however, I recommend to review and update the module transcripts.

von Ferry V

Apr 08, 2016

This is an interesting and well structured course. In addition, the discussions between the students are stimulating.

von john f

Jul 05, 2018

excellent content. teachers very good. course very well organized . readings excellent and accessible thank you .

von Katherine M K

Mar 05, 2016

Really interesting and opened my eyes to understanding the world's perspective on some elements of terrorism

von Jon E

Jul 25, 2017

First time in an internet course! it was a great experience. And about the course, it was good enough!!

von Callies J

Feb 08, 2016

Really interesting, reflexions and work with so many différents people on an attractive and complex dom

von Thorsten h

Apr 13, 2016

Great course. Good introduction on a pretty complex subject. Well brought and great articles included!

von FONG H F

Dec 18, 2015

A very useful course which provided a whole new aspect for you to view terrorism at different angles!

von Brooke D

Nov 12, 2017

Very useful and practical approach to terrorism and counterterrorism studies. Great introduction.

von Amin B A

May 02, 2020

Great courses!!

Widely touched all the aspects of Terrorism and CT.

Very professional and neutral.

von Pablo S S

Oct 24, 2016

Fantastic course, comprehensive and easy to follow. A good introduction to the field.

von Renato J

Jun 11, 2019

Very well structurred course. There's room for improvement in updating the material.

von Tan W C K

Sep 03, 2015

Interesting course. Able to achieve more in-depth understand on Terrorism and Co

von Manojkumar P

Jan 16, 2016

Awesome course.

Everyone must take it to understand holistic view on terrorism.

von Jay K

Apr 07, 2020

A very complex insight into theorie vs practice on an academic scale!

von Jhoan S P B

Oct 17, 2017

Muy bueno, explica el terrorismo de una manera fácil de entender.

von ADI S P R

Jul 02, 2020

Short, crisp, to the point, good reading material, short modules

von George T

Dec 14, 2016

Need to have more up to date data. Need more guest lecturers.

von V S B

Sep 26, 2015

Good course for a general understanding of Terrorism History.

von Damien M

May 18, 2020

More Charts and Multimedia slides would have been helpful.