A (Short-Term) Counter-VDR Strategy

John Horgan

in Divided We Stand

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199772858
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199307418 | DOI:
A (Short-Term) Counter-VDR Strategy

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This chapter presents policy makers with a series of recommendations to consider in formulating a response to the dissidents. They include drawing a greater distinction between violence and ‘dissent’, ensuring that the dissidents continue to be de-legitimized as a result of their involvement in organized crime, and outlines a strategy for how the dissidents can be the subject of a ‘counter-narrative’ approach to counter-terrorism. The chapter outlines and explains the various roles to be played by numerous actors across Northern Ireland and the potential for each in a counter VDR strategy.

Keywords: counterterrorism; counterterrorist strategy; counter narrative; organized crime; terrorist victims

Chapter.  10744 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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