Book Details

Book title: Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Author(s): Dr. Vijay Khare
ISBN: 9789386618719
Publication Year: 2019
Binding: HB
Pages: 184
Price: Rs. 1095 Rs. 1095
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This book highlights a contemporary problem faced by the world—Terrorism. It is an extremely complex term to be defined because of the lack of clarity in the manifestation of terrorist acts, motives and objectives. Terrorism is often referred to as an act of violence directed towards civilians and non-combatants in pursuit of a political or ideological aim. Today, it has become one of the biggest security challenges to the world community. It can threaten the dignity and security of human beings to a great extent; disturb peaceful existence and create fear in the minds of people. It can also jeopardize  the very fundamental freedom and destabilize governments.

Contemporary terrorism is hologrammatic;   it thrives on fear created through violence  and propagated by using communication technology. Contemporary terrorism has shaken the traditional concept of security. It has shifted the entire debate to a non-traditional security domain. To carry out effective counter-terrorism measures, it requires a strategy centred on human security and national interest. In most of the counter-terrorism strategies, the role of law enforcement agencies and domestic intelligence has drastically increased.

A must-read book not just for defence professionals and strategists but also for political decision-makers across the globe. This illuminating book would be of immense value even to students of statecraft and the uninitiated. 

ABOUT Author


Dr. Vijay Khare is Professor & Head, Department of Defence and Strategic Studies (DDSS), Savitribai Phule   Pune University (SPPU). He was awarded Partial Fellowship by the United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Khare was selected for the United Nations Short Course on ‘Hologrammatic Terrorism’ United Nations, Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, University of Rome, Italy. He completed Executive Leadership Program and Advanced Mediation and Peacemaking at the University of London, UK.

Dr. Khare received his Post Doctoral Fellowship from the University Grants Commission (UGC), University of Pune and Social Scientist award for the research work under the Indo-French Social Scientist Exchange Programme at the Foundation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris. US State Department invited Dr. Khare under the International Visitors programme to attend the ‘US Multilateral Diplomacy’ seminar. He also completed “Academy Leadership Academy” programme at the Center for the Study of Higher Education , Penn State University, USA. Dr. Khare was awarded the Fulbright –Nehru Fellowship and Erasmus Fellow by the European Commission.

As the Director of the International Centre, Dr. Khare provides excellent leadership to all international engagements. Under his dynamic leadership, collaborations have been extended with renowned universities. He is engaged in a number of national and international projects and actively involved in European Commission funded projects. He was instrumental in completing more than 12 international projects, namely, Erasmus Mundus, Erasmus +, EXPERTS4ASIA, Experts Sustain, EMINTE, EUPHRATES, Euro Culture, EXPERTS I, II, III, Strong Ties, INDIA4EU, Lund Lot 13 (EMECW), Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window and EuriIndia. Presently, Dr. Khare is engaged in two Capacity Building Higher Education projects, namely, Tuning India (T-India) Project, Partner countries: EU, Spain, Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Belgium and Social Innovation for Local Indian and Israeli Communities and Graduate Entrepreneurs (SILICE) with four partner universities from Croatia, Germany, Portugal and the UK; five partner universities from Israel and five partner universities from India. Dr. Khare introduced three new Post-Graduate Diplomas at DDSS in Disaster Management & National Security; Defence Analyst & National Security and Counter-terrorism Studies. Considering his dedication to the department, SPPU conferred the Best Department Award -2019 to DDSS. He holds a number of academic and administrative posts, including Dean, Faculty of Humanities.
His areas of expertise are international relations, national security, non-traditional security, terrorism and counter-terrorism, peace and conflict resolution, human rights and internationalization of higher education. 

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