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Radicalism and Terrorism in the 21st Century

Implications for Security


Edited By Anna Sroka, Fanny Castro-Rial Garrone and Rubén Darío Torres Kumbrián

This book addresses the issues of radicalism and terrorism, which are of exceptional importance and relevance in contemporary society. Each of the two phenomena are analyzed from a multidisciplinary perspective. The book contains articles which explore legal, political, psychological, economic and social aspects of radicalism and terrorism. A portion of the contributions are of a theoretical nature, they constitute an attempt at constructing analytical frameworks for studies on the two phenomena. There are also studies of particular cases, such as radicalism in Poland and in Spain, as well as within the European Union as a whole. This collective work is a response to the need for analyses of two issues which are increasingly responsible for determining the level of security which characterizes the contemporary world.

Anna Sroka is Assistent Professor and head of the Graduate Programme in Security Studies at the University of Warsaw, Institute of Political Science. She is also a member of the board of the IPSA «Quality of Democracy» scientific committee, coordinator of the Polish-Spanish Scientific Research Network, and a member of the ECPR Executive Committee.

Fanny Castro-Rial Garrone received her PhD in law from the Complutense University of Madrid. She is a permanent Lecturer of IS International Public Law and International Relations, director of the University Institute for Domestic Security Research, and coordinator of the UNED Law School Security Masters and professor at the Spanish School of Diplomacy.

Rubén Darío Torres Kumbrián received his PhD from the Doctoral Programme of Community law and European Union, Centers for European Studies and PhD at Doctoral Program in Employment, Industrial Relations and Social Dialogue in Europe at the Complutense University of Madrid. He is Professor and Director of the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Law, UNED.