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Course code

MACO 22472

Course Title

Terrorism and Communication Strategies

Pre – requisite  - None

Types/Status     - Optional

Learning outcomes:

At the end of the unit student should be able to:
Have a wide understanding of different concepts in Terrorism and different terrorist groups in different parts of the world.  The student will be able to understand terrorist communication and recruitment tactics and strategies. The students will also be exposed to the strategies of propaganda and counter-terrorism used by different governments and how successful they are.

Course content

Concept/s of Terrorism, How the subject developed, recruitment strategies, Brainwashing and preparing suicide cadres, International pressure group handling, Using of WWW to communicate and fund raising, Virtual and visual politics, Conflict analysis tools, MODZ framework, Counter insurgency and terrorism strategies, Propaganda and marketing strategies,

Case studies: Northern Ireland, Gulf War, Middle East

Recommended Reading

Herman, M.1999. Intelligence power in peace and war, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge).

Baudrillard, J. 2002. The spirit of Terrorism, Verso Publications (London).

Calvert Peter, ‘Terror in the Theory of the Revolution’, Terrorism, Ideology and Revolution, edited by Noel O’Sullivan (Brighton: Harvester, 1986).

Fromkin David, ‘The Strategy of Terrorism’, Foreign Affairs, vol.53, no.4 (July 1975), pp.687-698.

Guevara Ernesto, Guerrilla Warfare (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998).

Hewitt Christopher, The Effectiveness of Anti-Terrorist Policies (Boston: University Press of America, 1984).

Lenin Vladimir, The State and the Revolution (London: Penguin Books, 1992).

Mao Tse-tung, On Guerrilla Warfare (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2000).

(A collection of documentaries and films will also be used)

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