Edwin Bakker

Edwin Bakker is professor of (Counter-)Terrorism Studies at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs of Leiden University. Bakker is also a fellow of the International Centre for Counter Terrorism – The Hague. Before joining Leiden University, Bakker was a fellow at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’ where he headed the Clingendael Security and Conflict Programme. Bakker graduated from Groningen University where he studied Economic Geography and obtained his PhD with a thesis on minority conflicts in Slovakia and Hungary (1997). Bakker’s research interests include radicalization processes, ‘jihadi’ terrorism, foreign fighters, unconventional threats to security and crisis/terrorism impact management

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Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Comparing Theory and Practice (Coursera)

Terrorism has arguably been one of the defining factors of our age. It frequently makes headlines, threatening or attacking governments, private business and ordinary citizens. And in many parts of the world, it has been one of the most important threats to peace, security and stability. But what does [...]

Risk in Modern Society (Coursera)

Risk has become one of the defining features of modern society. Almost daily, we are preoccupied with assessing, discussing, or preventing a wide variety of risks. It is a cornerstone notion for businesses and organizations, but also for nation states and their many levels of government. And even for [...]

Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Comparing Theory and Practice (FutureLearn)

Apr 25th 2022
Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Comparing Theory and Practice (FutureLearn)
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Delve into the research behind terrorism as you unpack the assumptions and impacts of both terrorism and counterterrorism. Explore terrorism and counterterrorism studies. Terrorism has arguably been one of the defining factors of our age. It frequently makes headlines, threatening or attacking governments, private businesses, and ordinary citizens. In [...]