Spain, Barcelona

The Historical Roots of Terrorism

when 26 June 2019 - 28 June 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 165

This course is about terrorism onset. Following a comparative approach, the question is why terrorism emerges in some countries and periods but not in others. In order to answer this question, long-term or historical factors are analyzed. This assumes that terrorism cannot be fully explained by contemporary variables. Particular attention will be paid to the wave of revolutionary (or radical Left) terrorism that hit affluent countries in the seventies and eighties of the 20th century. It will be shown that this terrorism has its roots in the ways in which the capital-labor conflict was dealt wih in the interwar period. The potential application of historical explanations to other cases of terrorism will be discussed.

Course leader

Ignacio Sánchez Cuenca (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

Target group

The IBEI Summer School in Global Politics, Development and Security is a program designed for graduate students and all those who have an interest in advanced knowledge of international security, international development and global politics issues. The objective is to offer different short courses on significant topics, taught by scholars and experts of international prestige. The School will enable participants to broadly discuss - in and out the classroom - current developments in world politics in the light of core social-science and IR theories and perspectives. A social program for networking will be also available to participants. Optionally, students may ask for an assessment in order to be able to obtain ECTS credits, provided they are recognized by their university.

Course aim

This course is about terrorism onset. Following a comparative approach, the question is why terrorism emerges in some countries and periods but not in others. In order to answer this question, long-term or historical factors are analyzed. This assumes that terrorism cannot be fully explained by contemporary variables. Particular attention will be paid to the wave of revolutionary (or radical Left) terrorism that hit affluent countries in the seventies and eighties of the 20th century. It will be shown that this terrorism has its roots in the ways in which the capital-labor conflict was dealt wih in the interwar period. The potential application of historical explanations to other cases of terrorism will be discussed.

Credits info

1 EC
Participants have the opportunity to gain ECTS credits if they are recognized by their universities.

6 hour course: 1 credit = Complete the course + daily assignments / project work

Fee info

EUR 165: Fee for Students. Discount pricing for participants taking more than one course (2 courses 20%; 3 courses 30%; 4 courses 40%).
Early bird discount: an additional 10% discount for full payments received on or before 10 June 2019
EUR 250: Fee for Professionals/Researchers. Discount pricing for participants taking more than one course (2 courses 20%; 3 courses 30%; 4 courses 40%).
Early bird discount: an additional 10% discount for full payments received on or before 10 June 2019

Scholarships

A number of scholarships to cover full or half course fees will be available. In addition to the application requirements, to apply for a scholarship, interested persons must send to IBEI until 13th May 2019, a letter of interest and a recommendation let