Finland, Tampere

Global Terrorism: Political Violence in a Global Age

when 1 August 2019 - 16 August 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 600

The global geo-political context of terrorism and war is analysed with the central focus directed to the evolution of global terrorism and the forms it has taken in the post WWII and post Cold War era. Terrorism is one of many challenges to the sovereign power of nation-states and the most pressing of the political problems associated with this ‘global crisis’ of terrorism will be evaluated.

Students explore this challenge essentially through themes inclusive of terror organizations/movements and their development, the complex relationship between terrorism groups and insurgency movements, and the response of modern nation-states and the international community to various types of terrorist organizations. Students apply critical reasoning to complex issues through independent and collaborative research.

Target group

University students and graduates from around the world

Course aim

Upon successful completion of this course, it is intended you will be able:

1. Interpret the prevailing patterns within global terrorism.
2. Comprehend the complex delineations that exist within the broad rubric of terrorism.
3. Examine how trans-nationalism and globalisation has affected the use of violence and terror.
4. Recognise and comprehend the origins of key terrorist movements and organizations.
5. Evaluate how states have reacted to and managed the problem of terrorism.
6. Assess the theoretical and methodological debates in terrorism studies, security studies and political science broadly defined.
7. Apply key social science concepts and theories when researching and evaluating information, opinions and arguments.

Fee info

EUR 600: Course fee for students external to Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences
EUR 0: Courses are free of charge to degree students and exchange students (academic year 2019-2020) of Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences


No scholarships available