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Terrorism Studies

How does terrorism differ from other asymmetric methods of violence? What is counter-terrorism and what is the balancing act between counter-terrorism and human rights? These are examples of what this course will teach you.

What does the course lead to?

After the course, you will have a better understanding of the breeding grounds, causes and consequences of terrorism and how terrorism differs from other antagonistic and asymmetric phenomena. You will also increase your understanding of counter-terrorism, the balance between counter-terrorism and human rights, and how violent extremism is countered and prevented.

Course structure

The course examines terrorism as a method of violence from both a historical and sociopolitical context. You will study how terrorism arises, various theoretical approaches to the issue, and how terrorism differs from other asymmetric methods of violence. You will learn how terrorism has changed through the ages and how this development has affected the asymmetric challenges of the present.

The last part of the course also deals with various forms of counter-terrorism, preventive measures, and the balancing act between counter-terrorism and human rights.

The teaching consists of seminars, lectures and independent study.

Level

Basic level

Credits

10

Starts

Autumn-21

Start week

Week 35

End week

Week 40

Requirements

English B and Social Studies A, alternatively English 6 and Social Studies 1b or Social Studies 1a1 + 1a2.

Form of teaching

Normal

Location

Stocholm

Language

English

Study pace

100%

Department

Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership

Type

Stand alone

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Published 2021-03-01 Updated 2021-06-30