The aim of this course is to give an overview of the key factors and processes that shape global terrorism as well as the impact terrorism has globally. During the course, the distinction between „old“ and „new“ terrorism will be presented. Additionally this course will provide a framework for analyzing terrorism, enabling the placement of single terrorist acts into a larger picture of motivating factors and processes
Brief description of the course
The course first defines various concepts of terrorism, its origins, development in history. Further, the course includes 9/11, Madrid, London and other more contemporary cases. The factors, processes, and other events that have enabled terrorism to happen will be discussed. The course will conclude by studying the impact of terrorism as well as counter terrorism strategies used.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- is able to understand the factors that enable terrorism to happen;
- is able to analyze the impact that terrorism has on global politics.