Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism

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  • Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism
  • Volume 410
  • Editor: Justin Healey
  • Print book ISBN: 978 1 925339 20 8
  • E-book ISBN: 978 1 925339 21 5
  • Year: 2017
  • E-book: $28.00

Acts of terror and expressions of violent extremism are a confronting reality around the globe, and an ongoing threat in this country. Australians must remain vigilant against the spread of terror and extremism by supporters of Islamic State and other ideologically violent groups. How should Australia deal with the terrorist threat without unfairly targeting Muslim communities or infringing upon fundamental human rights? Why are some young Australians being drawn to radical Islamism? The factors that result in radicalisation are complex and varied – are there smarter ways to counter violent extremism? This book focuses on the threat of terrorism and violent extremism in Australia and abroad; examines national security strategies and counter-terrorism laws in Australia; and explores ways of effectively countering extremism and radicalisation. How do we turn back the tide of fear in an age of increasing terror?

Chapter 1: The threat of terrorism and violent extremism

Chapter 2: Counter-terrorism laws and strategies

Chapter 3: Countering extremism and radicalisation

Worksheets and activities; Fast facts; Glossary; Web links; Index