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210072 VO BAK11: SpezialVO European Union and Europeanisation (2019S)

The fight against terrorism and anti-terror-policies of the EU

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 21 - Politikwissenschaft

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Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 14.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 21.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 28.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 04.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 11.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 02.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 09.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 16.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 23.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 06.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 13.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 27.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture provides the conceptual, theoretical and methodological tools necessary to understand and research critically the fight against terrorism and EU counterterrorism policies. The lecture has the following objectives: adoption of the most important concepts in terrorism research; mastering of the most important terrorism theories, argumentation skills and the use of analytical methods; use of the conceptual and theoretical knowledge in concrete empirical cases; critical evaluation of existing approaches and policies.
The material is structured along several themes: causes, individual and group motivations for terrorist activities, radicalisation processes, disengagement and deradicalisation, critical approaches to terrorism, state terrorism and the counterterrorism discourse, counterterrorism policies, EU and the fight against terrorism, prevention and EXIT programs.

Assessment and permitted materials

This occurs through a written exam consisting of 2 questions: a question of knowledge 20% and a practical exercise 80% (with an option between two case studies). It is allowed to use the book Theories of terrorism during the exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

It should be verified to which extent the students have learnt to use the theoretical and conceptual material and apply them to concrete, empirical cases, as well as the capacity to argue and critique existing paradigms.

Examination topics

Slides and the book Theories of Terrorism (see below).

Reading list

Theories of Terrorism. An Introduction, Abingdon/New York: Routledge, Daniela Pisoiu und Sandra Hain, 2017.

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