The global age has seen a rise in large-scale political violence, in particular terrorism, and countries are focusing their policies on protecting their national security. Due to the disagreements in the literature about the types of counter-terrorism strategies and due to the varying state responses to major international terrorist attacks, I decided to focus my Independent Study Thesis on how and why states alter their counter-terrorism tactics differently in the aftermath of a major global terrorist incident. My study suggests that there are links between the impact of culture and regime type on the restructuring of counter-terrorism strategy in response to the external threat of terrorism.


Lantis, Jeffrey

Second Advisor

Lytle, John


French and Francophone Studies; International Relations


Political Science

Publication Date


Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis



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