Counterterrorism: Reassessing the Policy Response by Benoît Gomis

By Benoît Gomis

Counterterrorism: Reassessing the coverage Response promotes a extra nuanced realizing of the effectiveness of present counterterrorism practices and the necessity for reform. It demanding situations executive, media, and educational money owed that exaggerate terrorist threats, quite compared to different threats equivalent to geared up crime. writer Benoît Gomis responds to the matter of overreaction with instructions that handle terrorism as an issue to be controlled instead of as an existential danger that may be eliminated. He proposes a extra lifelike evaluation of the possibility from terrorism, family or foreign, by means of bearing on terrorism to broader safety, social, and political contexts.


The publication examines present concerns in counterterrorism, together with the chance charges of counterterrorism guidelines, their mental impression, the position of the media and specialists, and the hazards linked to oversimplifying the demanding situations posed by way of terrorism. It additionally explores much less in demand components of terrorism experiences reminiscent of right-wing extremism, hyperlinks among terrorism and arranged crime, and citizen privacy.


Case reviews illustrate every one bankruptcy, with a few detailing transformations in counterterrorist coverage among international locations. The stories specialise in Western international locations, fairly the U.S., the uk, and France. The publication additionally highlights the accountability of nongovernmental actors in reading the possibility and informing policies.


Counterterrorism: Reassessing the coverage Response is a well timed observation on modern advancements in counterterrorist coverage and perform, together with drones, social media, and up to date revelations on intelligence courses. It identifies strength hazards in expertise and measures that may be taken to lessen them. extra importantly, it offers assistance on how present coverage might be reformed to imagine a extra aim, measured, and powerful strategy opposed to terrorism.

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