Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Canada

Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Canada

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Through close analysis of the Canadian context, Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Canada provides an advanced introduction to the challenges and social consequences presented by terrorism today. Featuring contributions from both established and emerging scholars, it tackles key issues within this fraught area and does so from multiple disciplinary perspectives, using historical, quantitative, and qualitative lenses of analyses to reach novel and much-needed insights.

Throughout the volume, the editors and contributors cover topics such as the foreign fighter problem, far-right extremism, the role of the internet in fostering global violence, and the media's role in framing the discourse on terrorism in Canada. Also included are essays that look at the struggles to develop specific counter-terrorism policies and practices in the face of these threats.

In addition to offering a detailed primer for scholars, policymakers, and concerned citizens, Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Canada confronts the social and legal consequences of mounting securitization for marginalized communities.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25mm
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • 29 figures
  • 1487501862
  • 9781487501860

Table of contents

List of Figures and Tables

1. Introduction
Jez Littlewood, Lorne L. Dawson, and Sara K. Thompson


2. A Survey of Terrorism in Canada: 1960-2015
Nicole Tishler, Marie Ouellet, and Joshua Kilberg

3. Canadian Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq, 2012-2016
Lorne L. Dawson and Amarnath Amarasingam

4. Breaking Free: A Socio-Historical Analysis of the Canadian Freemen-on-the-Land Movement
David C. Hofmann

5. Jihadism in the Digital Era: The Canadian Context and Responses
Maxime Berube and Benjamin Ducol

Security and Counterterrorism

6. Counterterrorism Security Planning in Canada: From Imperialism to International Terrorism
Dominique Clement

7. Deterrence or Blowback? The Consequences of Canadian Counterterrorism in Afghanistan
Erica Chenoweth and Laura Dugan

8. Social Structure of Extremist Websites
Martin Bouchard, Garth Davies, Richard Frank, Edith Wu, and Kila Joffres

9. Terrorist Resourcing: Money and Much, Much More
John M. Schmidt

Society, Terrorism, and Counterterrorism

10. Intelligence Accountability in Canada
Susan Decker

11. Who's a Terrorist? What's Terrorism? Comparative Media Representations of Lone-Actor Violence in Canada
Barbara Perry and Ryan Scrivens

12. National Security: Exclusion and Isolation among Muslims in Canada
Patti Tamara Lenard and Baljit Nagra

13. When "Soft Security" is Smart: On the Importance of Building Strong Community-Police Relationships in the Context of National Security
Sara K. Thompson and Sandra Bucerius

14. Conclusion
Jez Littlewood, Lorne L. Dawson, and Sara K. Thompson

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About Jez Littlewood

Jez Littlewood is an assistant professor in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.
Lorne Dawson is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo.
Sara K. Thompson is an associate professor in the Department of Criminology at Ryerson University.
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