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Accession Number ADA573813
Title Post-9/11 European Union Counterterrorism Response: Legal- Institutional Framework.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 189p
Personal Author B. Devoic
Abstract This thesis explores the European Union's (EU) legal-institutional response to international terrorism since 9/11. Using an analytical approach, the thesis connects counterterrorism measures with outcomes to determine whether the counterterrorism framework in place in Europe is successful today. Following an introductory chapter, Chapter 2 presents a historical overview of the EU's response to terrorism following the 9/11 attack, the Madrid bombings, and the London bombings. This chapter also describes the main European institutions related to EU counterterrorism (i.e., Europol, Eurojust, the EU Counterterrorism Coordinator, and the EU Joint Situation Center). Chapter 3 provides a qualitative analysis of several of the most influential and controversial European counterterrorism measures, with a focus on solutions for the security-versus-human-rights dilemma and challenges in implementation. This chapter examines European arrest warrants, money laundering, terrorist financing, targeted United Nations sanctions, and counterterrorism cooperation with the United States. Chapter 4 assesses the effectiveness of the EU counterterrorism approach by examining trends in terrorist activities from 2006 to 2011; arrested, prosecuted, and convicted terrorists in the EU from 2006 to 2011; and public fear of terrorism based on public opinion polls. The assessment shows that the implementation of many counterterrorism measures corresponds to positive trends in terrorist activities, arrests, and convictions. Also, European counterterrorism initiatives may be linked to a lessening of European citizens' fears of terrorism and to stable public support for European counterterrorism efforts. Chapter 5 presents an overview of EU counterterrorism costs since 9/11. The thesis concludes that the EU counterterrorism legal-institutional framework accommodates human rights at the very high level that European citizens expect, while successfully executing effective counterterrorism measures.
Keywords Agreements
Economic sanctions
European union
Human rights
Law enforcement
Legal aspects
Measures of effectiveness
Post-9/11 era
Public opinion
United nations
United states government

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Dept. of National Security Affairs.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N/A

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