Terrorism, Risk and Regulation

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal 46 (Main Building)
TG04 Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty (host committee)

Language: English

Whilst the origins and causes of terrorism are contested, forms of political and/or religious violence remain a major global problem. A recent study by the Institute for Economics and Peace recorded almost 18,000 deaths worldwide as a result of terrorist attacks in 2013. Although the vast majority of these fatalities occur outside the West, recent attacks in France and Denmark have raised levels of alert in Europe. Furthermore, the rapid emergence of ISIS, coupled to the thousands of young men travelling from European countries to fight in Syria and Iraq has made the regulation of the terrorist threat an axial social concern. 
This session invites scholars and practitioners to offer papers that focus on the most effective means of managing the risk of terrorism in a globalised world. Both national, regional and international/comparative contributions are welcomed. Papers exploring the principles, tools and technologies of counter terrorism are sought, as are those that evaluate the effects and efficacy of extant forms of regulation.
Session Organizer:
Gabe MYTHEN, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
The Governance of Extremist Risk in British Universities
Colman KEENAN, King's College London, United Kingdom
The Problem with Radicalisation: A Critique of the Logic of Drivers
Gabe MYTHEN, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom