University of St Andrews: Terrorism and Political Violence

InstitutionUniversity of St Andrews View institution profile
Department International Relations
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The course develops critical understanding of the concept of terrorism, and political violence and focus on knowledge and understanding of the principal social, and psychological factors that influence the emergence, development, and abandonment of terrorism as a method of waging conflict. It offers an understanding, and critical evaluation of the political context to contemporary terrorism, introduces students to critical assessment of terrorist incidents around the world and examines selected approaches to counter-terrorism, and the development of new responses.


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