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Confronting Terrorism: European Experiences, Threat Perceptions and Policies

Edited by: Marianne Van Leeuwen

ISBN13: 9789041119605
ISBN: 9041119604
Published: April 2003
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: £75.00



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The shocking events of 11 September 2001 in the United States drew worldwide attention to the terrorist phenomenon. This work focuses on terrorism and the struggle against it in Europe - on recent experiences, threat perceptions and the policies of several European countries, including the effects produced by the 11 September attacks. Specialists from Ireland, the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Greece analyse the development of threat perceptions concerning terrorism and counter-terrorist policy-making in their respective countries. To facilitate comparisons between their findings, they have worked from an identical set of questions. Their chapters are followed by contributions on relevant policy-making and decisions in the European Union, and on the European input in United Nations policy-making processes. A summary of main conclusions and recommendations is also presented.

Contents:
1. Confronting Terrorism; M. van Leeuwen.
2. Policy Options and Priorities: British Perspectives; C. Walker.
3. Irish Experiences and Perspectives; D. Walsh.
4. Democratization and State Responses to Protracted Terrorism in Spain; F. Reinares.
5. The French Approach: Vigour and Vigilance; N. Cettina.
6. Terrorism in Italy: Receding and Emerging Issues; G. de Lutiis.
7. Terrorism in Germany: Old and New Problems; S. Malthaner, P. Waldmann.
8. The Mysteries of Terrorism and Political Violence in Greece; M. Bossis.
9. The Netherlands: Structuring the Management of Terrorist Incidents; E. Muller.
10. Swedish Experiences: Countering Violent Networks; M. Rembe.
11. The EU Counter-Terrorism Wave: Window of Opportunity or Profound Policy Transformation? M. den Boer.
12. The United Nations: Towards a Comprehensive Convention on Combating Terrorism; B.T. van Ginkel.
13. Democracy versus Terrorism Balancing Security and Fundamental Rights; M. van Leeuwen. About the Authors.