Multilateral Counter-Terrorism

The global politics of cooperation and contestation

By Peter Romaniuk

© 2009 – Routledge

220 pages

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About the Book

Contemporary terrorism is a global phenomenon requiring a globalized response. In this book Peter Romaniuk aims to assess to what extent states seek multilateral responses to the threats they face from terrorists. Providing a concise history and a clear discussion of current patterns of counter-terrorist co-operation, this book:

  • analyses a wide spectrum of institutions from the United Nations and its various bodies to military, intelligence and law enforcement agencies
  • explains the full range of cooperative counter-terrorist activities and the patterns across them, from the use of intelligence and military force to criminal law measures, financial controls and diplomacy
  • examines under what conditions states cooperate to suppress terrorism
  • evaluates how existing international institutions been affected by the US-led "global war on terror," launched after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The book contests that the whilst there are several notable examples of successful counterterrorism cooperation, past and present, this work suggests that the broader trend can only be understood if we accept that across the domains of counter-terrorism policy, cooperation often resembles a competition for influence over outcomes.

Multilateral Counter-terrorism is an essential resource for all students and scholars of international politics, criminology and terrorism studies.

Table of Contents

1. Historical Precedents for Multilateral Counter-Terrorism: Anti-Anarchist Cooperation and the League of Nations 2. Multilateral Counter-Terrorism and the United Nations, 1945-2001 3. Multilateral Counter-Terrorism and the United Nations after 9/11 4. Multilateral Counter-Terrorism beyond the UN 5. Multilateral Counter-Terrorism: Today and Tomorrow

About the Author

Peter Romaniuk is Assistant Professor of Political Science, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, where he is affiliated with the Center on Terrorism

About the Series

Global Institutions

The "Global Institutions Series" is edited by Thomas G. Weiss (The CUNY Graduate Center, New York, USA) and Rorden Wilkinson (University of Sussex, UK).

The Series has three "streams" identified by one of three cover colors:

  • Blue covers offer comprehensive, accessible, and informative guides to the history, structure, and activities of key international organizations, and introductions to topics of key importance in contemporary global governance. Recognized experts use a similar structure to address the general purpose and rationale for specific organizations along with historical developments, membership, structure, decision-making procedures, key functions, and an annotated bibliography and guide to electronic sources.
  • Red covers consist of research monographs and edited collections that advance knowledge about one aspect of global governance; they reflect a wide variety of intellectual orientations, theoretical persuasions, and methodological approaches.
  • Green covers will soon offer one-stop accounts for the major theoretical approaches to global governance and international organization.

Together these streams provide a coherent and complementary portrait of the problems, prospects, and possibilities confronting global institutions today.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL010000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General