Handbook of Terrorism Prevention and Preparedness

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Edited by Prof em. Alex P. Schmid and featuring contributions from leading experts in the field, this ambitious joint project aims to be an authoritative resource on counter-terrorism and is supported by the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT).

The editor has invited forty diverse scholars and (former) counterterrorism practitioners to share their insights with the readers of this volume. Some of the contributors are ‘old hands’ with decades of experience. Others are promising newcomers to the field.

While the majority of the authors are from Europe or North America, there are also more than a handful from Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The biographies of the contributors can be found at the end of each chapter. The Handbook is structured into five parts, comprising 32 chapters, next to this introductory chapter and a concluding chapter by the editor and a foreword, a postscript and a comprehensive bibliography as follows:

Part I: Lessons for Terrorism Prevention from the Literature in Related Fields (4 chapters);
Part II: Prevention of Radicalization (6 chapters);
Part III: Prevention of Preparatory Acts (7 chapters);
Part IV: Prevention of, and Preparedness for, Terrorist Attacks (10 chapters);
Part V: Preparedness and Consequence Management (5 chapters)

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