Terrorism is a contemporary problem that should not be neglected. The discourse on terrorism, however, is often simplified; disregarding important questions such as factors or root causes, potentially increasing political conflicts and generating terrorism. This course aims to analyze and discuss questions such as: What are the main circumstances that provide the necessary preconditions for the emergence of various types of terrorism? What are the typical precipitants that trigger terrorist campaigns? To what extent is it possible to reduce terrorism by addressing circumstances that have a tendency to generate terrorism? Should governments focus on addressing the factors that sustain terrorism and terror campaigns or should they focus on the root causes of terrorism?
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