The Terrorist as a “Potentially Dangerous Person”: The German Counterterrorism Regime

The attack on Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz in December 2016 was arguably Germany’s 9/11. While German anti-terrorism law previously was influenced “only” by international and European law, since this attack it has undergone a fundamental reorientation toward a “comprehensive security law.” At the same time, Germany’s security architecture is subject to constant change, which is accelerating even faster as a result of the rise in right-wing...