Checking date: 26/01/2022

Course: 2021/2022

Terrorism and its Victims in Spain and in the World: the Global challenge since 9/11 and 3/11
Hispanic Studies (Plan: 285 - Estudio: 84)

Coordinating teacher: URKIJO AZKARATE, ISABEL

Department assigned to the subject:

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
No previous courses are required
1) Humanistic Education 2) Knowledge of key ideas and concepts about terrorism 3) Evolution of treatment of victims over the years 4) Knowledge of fundamental ethical values ¿¿for a society that suffers from terrorism and has a responsibility towards the victims. 5) Importance of the firmness of the rule of law and respect for the human rights of all people
Description of contents: programme
1.- General considerations on terrorism: what is terrorism, objectives of terrorism, types of terrorism, evolution of terrorism over the years. 2.- The different terrorism that have been generated in Spain 3.- Society's reaction to terrorism and violence 4.- Consequences of terrorism 5.- The notion of victim of terrorism and evolution over time, differences and similarities with other victims of violent crime 5.- Spanish legislation on victims of terrorism, a pioneering legislation 6.- Victims of terrorism as agents of social reconstruction and delegitimization of violence.
Learning activities and methodology
This course is structured in one theoretical part and in other eminently practical part that includes the analysis of actual cases. Literary devices and film resources will also be used. Classes are implemented by individual and collective tutorials. Visit and direct testimony of victims´ of terrorism families
Assessment System
Basic Bibliography
  • Fernando Reinares. Terrorismo global. Taurus. 2003
  • José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes. Las víctimas del terrorismo en España. Dykinson. 2013
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Arendt, Hannah. Sobre la violencia. Alianza. 2005
  • Reyes Mate, Manuel. Justicia de las Víctimas. Terrorismo, memoria, reconciliación. Anthropos. 2008
  • Sontag, Susan. Ante el dolor de los demás. Debolsillo. 2003
  • Vacas Fernández, Felix. El terrorismo como crimen internacional. Tirant lo Blanch. 2011
  • Walzer, Michael. Terrorismo y guerra justa. Katz editores. 2008
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The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.