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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 bills that exaggerate terrorist threats, really compared to different threats comparable to equipped crime. writer Benoît Gomis responds to the matter of overreaction with guidance that deal with terrorism as an issue to be controlled instead of as an existential chance that may be eliminated. He proposes a extra lifelike evaluation of the danger from terrorism, household or overseas, via concerning terrorism to broader safeguard, social, and political contexts.

The e-book examines present matters in counterterrorism, together with the chance bills of counterterrorism guidelines, their mental impression, the function of the media and specialists, and the dangers linked to oversimplifying the demanding situations posed via terrorism. It additionally explores much less widespread parts of terrorism reviews equivalent to right-wing extremism, hyperlinks among terrorism and arranged crime, and citizen privacy.

Case stories illustrate every one bankruptcy, with a few detailing adjustments in counterterrorist coverage among international locations. The stories specialize in Western international locations, fairly the U.S., the uk, and France. The publication additionally highlights the accountability of nongovernmental actors in studying the risk 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 know-how and measures that may be taken to reduce them. extra importantly, it presents counsel on how present coverage will be reformed to imagine a extra aim, measured, and powerful process opposed to terrorism.

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