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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....
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Welcome & the essence of terrorism

In this module, you can find all the information you need in order to be able to successfully complete the course. After you have familiarised yourself with the course, we move to the content of week 1. You will learn about the definition of terrorism. What exactly is terrorism? Who and where are its victims? After completing this module, you will understand why it is so difficult to arrive at a generally accepted definition of this term....
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8 видео (всего 78 мин.), 7 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video8 видео
1.1 Introduction5мин
1.2 History of Terrorism16мин
1.3 Use of the Word Terrorism5мин
1.4 Why There Are No Generally Accepted Definitions11мин
1.5 Need For a Definition: Some Attempts12мин
1.6 Essence of Terrorism7мин
Interview with Prof. Alex Schmid about Defining Terrorism8мин
Reading7 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Meet the team & Leiden University10мин
Complete our short survey10мин
Course Overview5мин
Course Format5мин
What do we expect from you10мин
Don't forget to check out the extra material!10мин
Readingsмин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Definition and Essence of Terrorism30мин

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3 ч. на завершение

Researching Terrorism and Counterterrorism

In this module, you will learn more about terrorism and counterterrorism studies. It is a relatively new field of study that owes much to research in related disciplines. You will get an overview of where the key centres and scholars are located. Also, you will understand the three main approaches that are used in this academic field and recognize their strengths and weaknesses....
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6 видео (всего 53 мин.), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video6 видео
2.2 Disciplines & Approaches7мин
2.3 Key Authors & Centres11мин
2.4 Challenges & Dilemmas8мин
2.5 Current State of the Art7мин
Interview with Akinola Olojo about the Lack of Non-Western Researchers in Terrorism Studies5мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
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Key Authors10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Researching Terrorism and Counterterrorism30мин

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5 Assumptions on Terrorism

The subject of terrorism often falls prey to unfounded assumptions. Media, politicians, but also scholars frequently make far-reaching claims about this topic, such as the notion that terrorism is caused by poverty. In this module, we will critically investigate some of these assumptions to see if they are indeed true, partly true, false or perhaps even a myth (a widely held belief that is nevertheless still false). ...
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5 видео (всего 66 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video5 видео
3.2 Assumption: Terrorists are crazy10мин
3.3 Assumption: Terrorism is increasingly lethal13мин
3.4 Assumption: Terrorism is predominantly anti-western9мин
3.5 Assumption: Terrorism is successful17мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
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Quiz1 практическое упражнение
5 Assumptions on Terrorism30мин

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5 Assumptions on Counterterrorism

In this module, we will continue the work of module 3 and look into five assumptions on counterterrorism. It is highly relevant to keep investigating assumptions that underlie CT-policy, both from an effectiveness perspective (is it really countering terrorism?) but also because these policies often have a large impact on societies and might also have unintended consequences. ...
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7 видео (всего 94 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video7 видео
4.2 Assumption: Deradicalisation is possible12мин
4.3 Assumption: Decapitation of terrorist organisations works16мин
4.4 Assumption: Terrorism cannot be defeated17мин
4.5 Assumption: Terrorism can best be managed by a holistic approach17мин
Interview with Dr. Jamie Shea (NATO)8мин
Video presentation of Quirine Eijkman of Amnesty International on Drone Strikes in Pakistan3мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Readings50мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
5 Assumptions on Counterterrorism30мин
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автор: LZMay 23rd 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.

автор: MZSep 21st 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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Edwin Bakker

Prof. dr.
Institute of Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University

Jeanine de Roy van Zuijdewijn

drs.
Institute of Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University

О Universiteit Leiden

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty....

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