Terrorism: Ideology, Law and Policy Edited by Afshin Ellian, Gelijn Molier and David Suurland Leiden University International Relations Studies Series, 13 (International Studies Library, 30) Unlike many other books on the topic of terrorism or counter-terrorism, this book aims to offer an interdisciplinary approach and integrated analysis by a wide variety of international scholars on the rapidly evolving subject matter of terrorism and counter-terrorism policies. It is structured on three concepts that should form the fundaments of any counter-terrorism approach namely: ideology, law and policy. In the first part of the book authors offer their analyses of the origins and ideological foundations of Islamic terrorism. The second part of the book makes an inventory and efficiency analysis of the body of legal counterterrorism instruments. The third part of the book looks at the practical nature of terrorism and the prevention and repression policies that have been developed to combat it.
Since none of these research areas in itself will suffice to answer questions pertaining to Islamic terrorism and counter-terrorism strategies, this book attempts to look beyond the boundaries of each separate research field and thus aims to show the interconnectedness of their different paradigms. Table of Contents Notes on the contributors Abbreviations Chapter 1: General Introduction - by Gelijn Molier and David Suurland PART I: IDEOLOGY Introduction Chapter 2: From Old Jihad To New Jihad: The transformation of classical jihad to terrorist jihadism and its significance to Europe - by Bassam Tibi Chapter 3: High Hurdles Faced by Islamic Radicalism: The insightful Indonesian case - by Giora Eliraz Chapter 4: A Genealogy of Radical Islamic Theory and Practice - by David Suurland Chapter 5: Religious Roots of Muslim Violence - by Johannes J.G.
Jansen Chapter 6: The Legal Order of Political Religion: A Comparative Study of Political Islam and Political Christendom - by Afshin Ellian PART II: LAW Introduction Chapter 7: In Search of Motive: Conceptual hazards in the quest for a proper definition of terrorism - by Harmen van ver Wilt Chapter 8: The Post-9/11 UN Initiatives to combat Terrorism: Adapting and expanding the legal framework to deal with new challenges - by Larissa van den Herik and Nico Schrijver Chapter 9: Towards a Comprehensive and Effective Counter-Terrorism Policy within the United Nations - by Bibi Van Ginkel Chapter 10: The War on Terror and Self-Defence Against Non-State Actors: An international law perspective - by Gelijn Molier Chapter 11: Multiculturalism and Religious Extremism: Whose human rights do we protect? - by Amos N.
Guiora PART III: POLICY Introduction Chapter 12: Modern Terrorism and Modern Counter Terrorism in the Netherlands - by Erwin Muller Chapter 13: Jihadi Terrorism in the Netherlands: Growth, growing resilience and international links - by Edwin Bakker Chapter 14: Thwarted, Failed and Successful Plots by Muslim Extremists in the European Union - by Rob De Wijk and Carla Relk Chapter 15: Cultural Counter-Terrorism - by Paul Cliteur Index About Editor(s) Afshin Ellian is professor of Social Cohesion, Citizenship and Multiculturalism at the Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Law at Leiden University, has published extensively on terrorism and radical Islam. Gelijn Molier, LLM, is a lecturer at the Department of International Public Law. He also belongs to the staff of the Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Law at Leiden University, as a Lecturer and an Academic researcher. David Suurland, LLM, is aPhD fellow at the Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Law at Leiden University, is finishing his PhD on the comparison of secular totalitarian and radical Islamic ideologies.