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GOVT6314: Terrorism and International Security

This unit provides a comprehensive theoretical and empirical introduction to the problem of terrorism worldwide and its impact on global security. It will cover the origins of terrorism, the structure and behavior of terrorist organisations, social, political, economic, and technological trends that impact terrorism and the threat it poses, and the complexities of counterterrorism policy. The knowledge and analytical skills acquired by students in this unit will be instrumental in understanding the challenge of terrorism.

Code GOVT6314
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the causes and dynamics of terrorism
  • LO2. understand current trends in the study of terrorism, counter-terrorism, and counter violent extremism
  • LO3. have the empirical knowledge and analytical tools to evaluate current and future trends in terrorism and counter-terrorism
  • LO4. have an interest in the study of terrorism and have a strong base for further, more detailed research.

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