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Terrorism and Counterterrorism - JPM706
Title: Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Guaranteed by: Department of Security Studies (23-KBS)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Actual: from 2022
Semester: both
E-Credits: 6
Hours per week, examination: 1/1, Ex [HT]
Capacity: winter:41 / 40 (40)
summer:unknown / unknown (40)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: prof. Mgr. Oldřich Bureš, Ph.D., M.A.
Aliaksei Kazharski, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): prof. Mgr. Oldřich Bureš, Ph.D., M.A.
Aliaksei Kazharski, Ph.D.
Class: Courses for incoming students
Incompatibility : JPM554
Interchangeability : JPM554
Is incompatible with: JPM554
Is interchangeable with: JPM554
Annotation -
Last update: prof. Mgr. Oldřich Bureš, Ph.D., M.A. (20.09.2023)
COURSE DESCRIPTION (professor Bures' course winter term only): The aim of this one-semester course is to familiarize students with the measures the European Union (EU), the United States (US), the Czech Republic, and other countries and international organizations have taken to combat terrorism after the September 11, 2001 (9/11) attacks on the US. After an overview of the history and the evolving nature of the terrorist threat and possible responses to it, the following topics will be discussed: the origins of EU’s counterterrorism policy and the key pre-9/11 developments in this area; the EU’s Plan of Action that was adopted immediately after 9/11 and has functioned as a road map for all subsequent developments and changes of EU counterterrorism policy; the major legal measures and key institutional innovations that have been adopted in the area of Justice and Home Affairs according to this Plan of Action. We will then explore the US counterterrorism policy and discuss its differences and similarities with the EU counterterrorism measures and approaches. A guest lecturer from the Czech Ministry of Interior will take us through a similar exercise for the Czech counterterrorism policy. In the last session, we will look beyond Europe and US to explore counterterrorism policies of other major states and organizations.
Aim of the course -
Last update: BURESO (24.10.2019)

Viz výše soubor se sylabem kurzu / See the file containing the course syllabus above

Descriptors -
Last update: BURESO (24.10.2019)

Viz výše soubor se sylabem kurzu / See the file containing the course syllabus above

Course completion requirements -
Last update: BURESO (24.10.2019)

Viz výše soubor se sylabem kurzu / See the file containing the course syllabus above

Literature -
Last update: BURESO (03.09.2019)

Bakker, Edwin. Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies: Comparing Theory and Practice. Leiden: Leiden University Press, 2016.

Bryan C. Price (2017): Terrorism as Cancer: How to Combat an Incurable Disease, Terrorism and Political Violence, E-first version

Bureš, Oldřich. EU Counterterrorism Policy: A Paper Tiger? Burlington, USA: Ashgate, 2011.

Cantey, Seth (2017): Beyond the Pale? Exploring Prospects for Negotiations with Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, E-first version: 

Crenshaw, Martha and Gary LaFree. Countering Terrorism: No Simple Solutions. New York: Brookings Institution Press, 2017.

Donohue, Laura K. The Cost of Counterterrorism: Power, Politics, and Liberty. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Dalgaard-Nielsen, Anja. “Promoting Exit from Violent Extremism: Themes and Approaches.“ Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Vol. 36 Issue 2, 2013: 99-115.

Hoffman, Bruce. A First Draft of the History of America’s Ongoing Wars on Terrorism. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 38:1 (2015), 75-83.

Qvortrup, Matt. Counting the Cost of Counterterrorism. Terrorism and Political Violence 28(5), 2016: 971-979.

Wilkinson, Paul. Terrorism and the Liberal State. London: Macmillan, 1986.

Other eelevant articles from top (counter-)terrorism journals - Terrorism & Political Violence, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.

Teaching methods -
Last update: prof. Mgr. Oldřich Bureš, Ph.D., M.A. (15.09.2023)

Viz výše soubor se sylabem kurzu / See the file containing the course syllabus above.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: BURESO (23.10.2019)

Viz výše soubor se sylabem kurzu / See the file containing the course syllabus above

 

Evaluation is performed in accordance to the Dean’s Provision.

Syllabus -
Last update: BURESO (03.09.2019)

Tentative course outline

1. Introduction: Course plan, syllabus, and requirements

2. The concept and patterns of terrorism before 9/11

3. Terrorism after 9/11

4. Counterterrorism before and after 9/11

5. EU’s counterterrorism policy after 9/11: The legal framework

6. EU’s counterterrorism policy after 9/11: The institutional framework

7. Contemporary issues and debates (not only) in the EU’s counterterrorism policy: Radicalization and de-radicalization

8. US counterterrorism policy

9. Czech counterterrorism policy

10. Student presentations

11. Student presentations

12. Counterterrorism: Lessons learned since 9/11

Entry requirements -
Last update: BURESO (24.10.2019)

Viz výše soubor se sylabem kurzu / See the file containing the course syllabus above

Registration requirements -
Last update: BURESO (24.10.2019)

Viz výše soubor se sylabem kurzu / See the file containing the course syllabus above

 
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