An Assessment of Terrorism Studies in Australia: Recommendations and Future Directions

Koschade, Stuart A. (2006) An Assessment of Terrorism Studies in Australia: Recommendations and Future Directions. In Research Network for a Secure Australia - Closed Counter-Terrorism Workshop, July 18, 2006, Melbourne University. (Unpublished)

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The field of ‘Terrorism Studies’ in Australia has developed in stark contrast to the field at large. Since the expansive period of growth within the field following the 2001 al-Qaeda attacks and the rise of 21st Century Islamic extremism, terrorism studies in Australia has undertaken significant growth and is now firmly established within academia and national research initiatives. This paper aims to essentially function as a health check for the field in Australia, discussing the development of the field of terrorism studies, the major foci of the field, its development, prevalence, and standing in Australia, its responses to the traditional criticisms of terrorism studies, where the field is situated today, and the directions for the future.

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ID Code: 6075
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: terrorism studies, australia, terrorism, terrorism research
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 07 Feb 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:37

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