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Terrorism Studies
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[Extract] Core Module: Key Issues in Terrorism and Political Violence


Experience an extract from the Core Module: Key Issues in Terrorism and Political Violence of Terrorism Studies from St Andrews University. By reading this piece, you will get a taster of the topics covered in this popular online course, including:

  • What is a "Terrorist Group"?
  • What do we mean when we talk about "structure"?
  • Four Models of Terrorist Group Structures
  • Choosing Organisational Structure
  • Why does structure matter? The "Terrorists Dilemma"
  • Example: the Provisional IRA
  • Leaders
  • Profiling Terrorist Leaders

Please note that the lessons above are a selection of the full content of the module.

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