Handbook of Terrorism and Counter Terrorism Post 9/11
Show Less

Handbook of Terrorism and Counter Terrorism Post 9/11

Edited by David Martin Jones, Paul Schulte, Carl Ungerer and M. L.R. Smith

Almost two decades after the events of 9/11, this Handbook offers a comprehensive insight into the evolution and development of terrorism and insurgency since then. Gathering contributions from a broad range of perspectives, it both identifies new technological developments in terrorism and insurgency, and addresses the distinct state responses to the threat of political, or religiously motivated violence; not only in the Middle East and Europe, but also in Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and North and South America.
Buy Book in Print
Show Summary Details
You do not have access to this content

Chapter 29: The threat of home-grown terrorism: an Australian perspective

Carl Ungerer


This chapter evaluates home-grown terrorism in Australia post-9/11. The chapter advances three propositions concerning the nature and direction of the home-grown terrorist threat to Australia. First, home-grown radicalization is now the primary source of terrorist threats to Australia. Second, as a tactic, terrorism is not only ‘accessible to any group or individual with a grievance’, as Bruce Hoffman once observed, it is becoming a preferred form of criminal violence. Finally, counter-terrorism efforts are improving, but will need greater flexibility to prevent and pre-empt further terrorist attacks on home soil.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.

Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

Further information

or login to access all content.