Why do people decide to kill for political ideas? What can be done to prevent that from happening? Are counter-terrorist policies efficient? What are their “secondary consequences” in terms of discrimination and stigmatisation, in particular in Europe’s multicultural societies? This seminar will explore these pressing issues by looking at theoretical and empirical and the policy sides of these questions. Students will be acquire the critical skills to make sense of contemporary debates on terrorism, foreign fighters, mass surveillance or islamophobia.
Methods of Instruction
Books, book chapters and articles available in the Leiden University Library
Reaction papers and Participation (30%) 1 oral presentation & policy paper (30%), 1 final research paper (40%)
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