This module aims to provide students with an appreciation of the theoretical and empirical links between geographical theories and insights and the phenomena of terrorism. Additionally, it seeks to facilitate understanding by students of the spatiality of the phenomena of terrorism and geographical perspectives. The module sets out to enable students to develop a critical awareness of the role of spatial organization, spatial strategies of power and spatial discourses in influencing the pattern of terrorism by state and non-state actors and encourage critical reflection on counter terrorism approaches and how might strategic interventions at the discursive and policy level, help reduce vulnerability to terrorist acts in addition to confronting the root cause of terrorism.
Please note that this is indicative and may change from year to year.
Dr Daanish Mustafa
and Richard Schofield.
10 lectures/10 seminars
Module assessment - more information
One 1000 word essay (30%), One 2200 word essay (55%), Oral Seminar Presentation (15%)