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Terrorism and Conflict: Issues and Perspectives - new online course UPEACE Costa Rica

Date 18 April - 27 May 2016
Organized by UPEACE Costa Rica
Registration required
Applications for our upcoming online courses are now open!


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The course Terrorism and Conflict: Issues and Perspectives will focus on terrorism and related forms of political violence from a comparative and global perspective.  It will look at definitions, the prevalence of terrorism, techniques, the choice of targets, the effects of the media, and sources of support.  The course will also look at different types of terrorist organizations including ones that are primarily seeking to attain ideological objectives, groups with an ethnic or nationalist agenda, organizations with religious motivations, and those groups with a mixture of motives that are difficult to disentangle.  A portion of the course will also look at governmental support of local terrorist groups that target citizens of their own state.  In addition, it will look at counterterrorism and counterinsurgency techniques, including the effects that such activities can have on civil liberties. Finally, the relative success or failure of terrorist groups in achieving their objectives will be evaluated as part of the process of determining what the future is likely to hold.


Check out our upcoming Distance Education courses, which can be taken for graduate level academic credits or for training. The courses can also be taken as part of our Online MA programme on 'Sustainable Peace in the Contemporary World'. For a full list, click here.

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