Terrorism in Europe from 1945-Present

  • Mark Dechesne


The present chapter deals with terrorism in Europe in the period from 1945 until present. The major episodes and trends of terrorist activity in Europe are described on the basis of four databases (the Global Terrorism Database, the Worldwide Incident Tracking System, the European Situation and Trend report, and the Centre for Defense and International Security Studies Terrorism Database). The intersection of terrorism and homicide is discussed and analyzed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Terrorism and Counter terrorismUniversity of Leiden – Campus The HagueThe HagueThe Netherlands

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