Terrorism, Law and Policy: A Comparative Study is a textbook offering a comparative study of the terrorism-related legislation, policy and practice introduced from international governmental bodies such as the UN and the European Union, and individual states, with a focus on Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US. It offers a uniquely legal perspective on key themes relating to terrorism and security.

This new edition is brought fully up to date with the ever-changing developments in terrorist activity, as well as in states’ approaches to anti-terrorism legislation and policy. It includes new chapters on the far-right and extreme far-right cause, one on offering a comparative study of the anti-terrorism policies of states and international bodies, and the role of international and national counter-terrorism agencies, planning and preparing acts of terrorism and a new chapter on freedom of expression, hate crime and proscribing groups as terrorist organisations.

Terrorism, Law and Policy: A Comparative Study is ideally suited for terrorism and security modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and will also be of interest to practitioners working on the legal aspects of these areas.



part I|62 pages

Current terrorist threats

chapter Chapter 1|27 pages

Islamist-inspired terrorist groups

chapter Chapter 2|17 pages

Nationalist causes

The on-going political cause in Northern Ireland

chapter Chapter 3|16 pages

Far-right and extreme far-right (neo-Nazis)

part II|10 pages

Government and international bodies anti-terrorism policies and roles of international and national counter-terrorism agencies

part III|192 pages

Legal definition of terrorism and statutory powers used in counter-terrorism investigations

chapter Chapter 5|20 pages

Legal definition of terrorism

chapter Chapter 6|11 pages

Planning acts of terrorism

chapter Chapter 8|18 pages

Statutory preventative measures

chapter Chapter 9|31 pages

Surveillance of electronic communications

chapter Chapter 11|23 pages

Handling informants in terrorist investigations

chapter Chapter 12|18 pages

Funding terrorism and asset-freezing

part IV|56 pages

Extremism, freedom of expression, hate crime and Prevent strategies

chapter Chapter 13|13 pages

Extremism and radicalisation

chapter Chapter 14|21 pages

Freedom of expression and hate crime

Analysis looking at the extreme far-right

chapter Chapter 15|16 pages

Prevent strategies