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About this product
- Author(s)Benoit Gomis
- PublisherApple Academic Press Inc.
- Date of Publication16/07/2015
- GenreSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Place of PublicationOakville
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintApple Academic Press Inc.
- Content Note21 black & white illustrations
- Weight498 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Table Of ContentsDefinitional Issues Legal and Academic Definitions On the Importance of a Common Definition References Why Does Terrorism Matter? Brief History of Terrorism Terrorism Today Al Qaeda Islamic State Lone Wolves References A Multifaceted Problem Right-Wing Terrorism and Violent Extremism Narco-Terrorism Cyber Terrorism Endnotes References Overestimated Threat Case Study: The United Kingdom and France Counterarguments Why the Hype? References Negative Consequences of Overreaction Counterterrorism Policies Have Created Opportunity Costs Counterterrorism Policies Have Tried to Oversimplify Problems That Are in Fact Much More Complex Counterterrorism Policies Have Contributed to a Disproportionate Level of Fear across Society Counterterrorism Has at Times Been Counterproductive Terrorism Has Often Been Used by Policy Officials as a Political Veil or Tool for Other Purposes Counterterrorism Policies Have Infringed on Privacy: The Snowden Revelations References Challenging Counterterrorism Policies Case Study: Challenges to Drug Policies References Toward a More Measured and Comprehensive Policy Response Case Study: Norway after the July 2011 Attacks Reframing the Discourse Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Role of Nongovernment Actors Reviewing the Impacts of Foreign Policy Case Study: The Use of Drones Reforming Intelligence Policies References Conclusion List of Acronyms
- Author BiographyBenoit Gomis is an international security analyst focusing on terrorism and organized crime. While writing this book, he was a visiting scholar at the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS), based at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He is an associate fellow with Chatham House, a researcher at Simon Fraser University, and an associate faculty member at Royal Roads University. In an independent capacity, he is a consultant for organizations including think tanks, universities, NGOs and governments.
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