Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Canada

Edited by Jez Littlewood, and Lorne L. Dawson, Sara K. Thompson

© 2019

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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  • Series: Canada Among Nations
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Canada analyses the nature and scope of the terrorist threat, the challenge of Canadian foreign fighters and far-right extremism, key counterterrorism policies and practices, and their consequences for Canadian society.

Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Canada

Edited by Jez Littlewood, and Lorne L. Dawson, Sara K. Thompson

© 2019

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.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Canada Among Nations
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    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.
  • Table of contents

    List of Figures and Tables 
    Acknowledgements 

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

    Terrorism

    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 Bérubé and Benjamin Ducol

    Security and Counterterrorism

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

    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

    Contributors 
    Index

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