The EU and Terrorism

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Overview
  • INSTITUTE:
    UNU-CRIS
    PUBLISHER:
    United Nations University
    SERIES:
    EU-GRASP
    VOLUME:
    EU-GRASP Policy Brief, Issue 3, 2012
    TITLE:
    The EU and Terrorism
    AUTHORS:
    by Stuart Croft, George Christou and Oz Hassan
    PUB DATE:
    2012•03•01
    COPYRIGHT YEAR:
    2012
    PROJECT:
    EU-GRASP

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    Terrorism has been bitterly experienced in Europe for many decades, and has come to frame so much of world politics in the years since 9/11. But an examination of a variety of cases — over Hamas and in Egypt, with the PKK, in Afghanistan, and in Chechnya, indicates a variation in European policy, but too great a reliance on the mode of securitising the relevant issue. Such an approach has been less than ideal; and in its place, there needs to be a thorough review of policy and practice in the field of terrorism, and a move towards the politicisation of these issues.