Spring 2010 Course Description

Advanced Topics in Public Policy

Section Title: Law & Terrorism
Instructor(s): Robert Chesney
Course: P A 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
(previously Seminar in Topics in Public Policy)
Unique Number: 62523
Day & Time: Mondays, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: TNH 3.127
Waitlist Information:For LBJ Students: UT Waitlist Information
Notes: Cross List with LAW 397S-29280

This course fulfills requirements for the following specialization(s):

Description: This seminar aims to provide students with a rich grounding in a range of areas relating to the problem of terrorism. First, we will examine the scholarly literature relating to terrorism, with a special emphasis on political violence associated with what some describe as the global jihad movement. Second, we will examine the history of U.S. counterterrorism law and policy, with particular attention paid to those topics in the years immediately prior to 9/11 and to subsequent changes. Third, we will examine a broad selection of scholarship, memoirs, and other materials examining, defending, and criticizing post-9/11 law and policy.

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