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Towards a Theory of Fear Management in the Counter-Terrorism Domain

16 Jan 2014

Since 9/11, the state of the art in counter-terrorism research, counter-terorism measures and counter-terrorism impacts has taken off. Nevertheless, countering terrorism as a branch of fear management is still a discipline to be developed. In this Research Paper, authors Prof. Dr. Edwin Bakker and Prof. Dr. Beatrice de Graaf attempt to lessen this gap. The Paper identifies and analyses governmental approaches to managing fear in relation to terrorist incidents. It is a stocktaking approach, offering a preliminary oversight of some central aspects and pointers on the way forward when constructing and testing such a theory.

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How to cite: Bakker, E. and B. de Graaf. "Towards a Theory of Fear Management in the Counter-Terrorism Domain", The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague 5, no. 2 (2014).