Edwin Bakker

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Edwin Bakker is director of the Centre for Terrorism and Counterterrorism (CTC) of Leiden University Campus The Hague and professor of (Counter-)Terrorism Studies at the Institute of Public Administration of that same university. He also holds the position of research fellow at the International Centre for Counter Terrorism – The Hague. In addition, he is a member of the editorial board of the following (academic) journals: Security and Human Rights, the Journal of Strategic Security, Vrede & Veiligheid (Peace & Security) and Internationale Spectator. Bakker is also a guest lecturer at the NATO Defense College in Rome and member of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee.

From 2007 to 2011, Bakker was a fellow at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’.[1] He was head of the Security and Conflict Programme. In 1997, Bakker obtained a PhD degree with his thesis on minority conflicts in Slovakia and Hungary.[2] He graduated from Groningen University where he studied Economic Geography.

Bakker’s research interests include radicalisation and jihadi terrorism, characteristics of (jihadi) terrorists, dealing with (fear of) terrorism and its policy implications.[3]


Key publications include:[4]


  1. ^ "Edwin Bakker". Clingendael. 
  2. ^ See E. Bakker, Minority conflicts in Slovakia and Hungary?, Capelle a/d IJssel, 1997
  3. ^ Oldrich Bures (1 March 2013). Eu Counterterrorism Policy: A Paper Tiger?. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. pp. 11–. ISBN 978-1-4094-8923-8. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  4. ^ http://media.leidenuniv.nl/legacy/edwin-bakker-publicatielijst-januari-2012.pdf

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