Faculty of Arts
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|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered||Not offered in 2013|
|Coordinator(s)||Dr Anna Halafoff|
Previously coded PLT4349
Concentrating on contemporary religious extremists, vigilante and militia movements, and hate groups, this unit examines the political thought, identity politics, political, social and economic conditions that give rise to terrorism and other forms of political violence. The subject addresses the following questions: How are terrorism and extremism defined? What conditions lead to terrorism and what factors have been most successful preventing it? How has globalisation contributed to terrorism and counter-terrorism? How do terrorism and counter-terrorism affect democracy and civil liberties?
Upon completing this subject students will be able to:
develop a topic for investigation; familiarise themselves with a wide range of sources; recognise and be able to present a logically ordered argument.
Written work: 80%
Class test: 20%
2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week