Terrorism & Political Violence

The course will offer detailed analysis of the problems and key debates in terrorism research. It will focus on issues of conceptualization, historical development and theoretical explanations.

detailed course description

START:
29. Oktober 2020
ID:
Hybrid: Online (Zoom), once a week, 9.00 to 11.00 (14 weeks), starting October 29th. 1 or 2 face-to-face sessions will be held in Magdeburg
CREDIT:
4 or 6 ECTS

Over a decade after 9/11 terrorism research has established itself as an interdisciplinary subfield within political science coving insights from history, psychology, sociology and law. The course will offer detailed analysis of the problems and key debates in terrorism research. It will focus on issues of conceptualization, historical development, theoretical explanations and questions regarding counter-terrorism as well as the limitations within the field from both perspectives of traditional terrorism research and critical terrorism studies.

The seminar runs every Thursday, from 9.00 to 11.00, starting October 29th 2020, last session Febuary 2nd 2021. The first sessions will be conducted via Zoom. 1 or 2 face-to-face sessions will be held in Magdeburg. Accepted Participants receive an email with the relevant information.

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Alexander Spencer

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Registration for this course:

1. Fill out the form in the sign up button below. Your application will be forwarded to University of Magdeburg and they will turn to you about about the following step.

2.  Since this is an ECTS course from Otto Von Guericke University Magdeburg, an additional university registration could be necessary. You will get all relevant information when you have been admitted to the course.

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