Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Canada

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Jez Littlewood, Lorne L. Dawson, Sara K. Thompson
University of Toronto Press, Mar 8, 2020 - Law - 352 pages

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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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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