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What is Counterterrorism

Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Risk Management and Cyber Intelligence
Set of strategies and security measures implemented by a government to protect the country from terrorist attacks and to prevent terrorists from using their resources.
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Homegrown Terrorism: An Analysis of Its Effects on PESTLE Factors
Amitabh Anand (SKEMA Business School, Universitie Cote d'Azur, France & GREDEG, France) and Giulia Mantovani (University of Bologna, Italy)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4339-9.ch002
To tackle the phenomenon of terrorism, especially the attacks carried out by homegrown terrorists, since 2005 all the EU's member states have adopted the Global Strategy to Combat Terrorism. Focusing on four pillars (prevention, protection, persecution, and response), the strategy provides for security measures to protect against terrorism as a criminal act. What if, instead, we consider terrorism as a social phenomenon, strictly connected to radicalization and resulting from discriminatory experiences and discomfort young second generation immigrants suffer within the European society? Moving in this direction, through the application of the PESTLE analysis to the specific context of Belgium, this study elaborates a counterterrorism policy which takes into account the root and activating factors of radicalization by filling Belgium's gaps in terms of integration policies and which could help reducing the likelihood of occurring radicalization and terrorist attacks episodes.
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Comparing National vs. International Coverage of Terrorism: A Framing Analysis of the Reina Nightclub Terrorist Attack
A variety of military and nonmilitary strategies adopted by governments in order to prevent future acts of terrorism.
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The International Media and Counterterrorism Operations in Nigeria: Issues and Challenges
It an exercise aims to reduce the risks from terrorism, so that people can go about their lives freely and with confidence. Prevent: to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
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Managing Threats and Potential Solutions to Mitigating Mass Violence
Counterterrorism refers to activities of government or security agents aimed at preventing or quashing terrorism.
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