Keywords: Transnational Counterterrorism; Historiography of Counterterrorism; Comparative and Transnational Methodology; History of Italy.
Why should it be useful and important to study the history of the fight against terrorism from a comparative and transnational perspective? The central topic of this monograph is aimed to investigates the historical context of the fight against terrorism in Europe through the prism of exchange of informations and a wide circulation of technical-juridical knowledges that was activated in the seventies and eighties. Faced with new phenomena, widespread on an international level and characterized by clear affinities, the institutions of the various countries of the world relied on the wealth of knowledge gained from the foreign experiences. Especially the pioneer-countries for fighting against political terrorism. It is built through the interweaving of a dense network of personal and informal relationships. In other words, it was configured as an incessant stream of knowledges between groups of people who shared the same objective, regardless of their country of origin.