Jihadist war or a challenge of disintegration? : empirical contributions to the understanding of the effective European export of terrorism by ISIS

Balogh, Péter: Jihadist war or a challenge of disintegration? : empirical contributions to the understanding of the effective European export of terrorism by ISIS. In: Belvedere Meridionale, (31) 4. pp. 233-250. (2019)

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Abstract

In this paper we introduce some relevant research results about the role of social embeddedness and social resources in the sphere of social conflicts and violence. In accordance with the actual state of the investigation process the outcomes presented in this analysis are focusing on the activities of the so called ‘Islamic State’or ISIS – considered to be a rather effective terrorism exporter recently. After briefly outlining the broader – global – context of terrorist organizations, the particular characteristics of the activities of ISIS and some elements of the conceptual frame, the study highlights empirically two potential explaining factors of the success of the terrorist organization. On the one hand the influencing network – primarily linked to the cyber sphere – of the Islamic State is explored, demonstrating a notable focus on the developed countries of Europe. On the other hand the paper summarizes the main conclusions from a case study on the recruitment base of the militants in Brussels of the terrorist organization investigating the relationship between the territorial distribution of the ISIS foreign fighters in city and the extent of segregation of the Islamic population in the different districts, including also certain socio-demographic factors to shed light on the significance of the broader – unfavourable – social context.

Item Type: Article
Heading title: Studies
Journal or Publication Title: Belvedere Meridionale
Date: 2019
Volume: 31
Number: 4
ISSN: 2064-5929
Page Range: pp. 233-250
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14232/belv.2019.4.17
Uncontrolled Keywords: Iszlám fundamentalizmus, Terrorizmus
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 249-250. és a lábjegyzetekben ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2020. Apr. 15. 10:52
Last Modified: 2020. Apr. 15. 10:52
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/68564

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