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Terrorism and Counterterrorism (intensive)


Credits: 4 ECTS

Second semester

Elective Courses




In recent years, acts of terrorism have been carried out by an increasingly diverse array of actors, ranging from states and formal terrorist organizations to informal networks and individual attackers. This course examines a broad spectrum of terrorist perpetrators, addressing both their internal dynamics as well as relationships of competition and cooperation between these actors. It addresses Topics include state terrorism and state sponsorship; the rise and decline of terrorist groups; terrorist tactics and innovation; leadership and targeted killings; informal terrorist networks; foreign fighters; ideology and martyrom; radicalization and countering violent extremism; individual terrorism and 'lone wolves'; and cooperation and competition between terrorist actors; and the challenges of counterterrorism.


The grade distribution is as follows:

  • Participation: 15%
  • Short Response Paper: 35%
  • Final paper: 50%

Competences, learning outcomes and teaching activities (PDF)