Islamist Violent Extremism: A New Form of Conflict or Business as Usual?

Jesperson, Sasha and Glazzard, Andrew and Maguire, Thomas and Winterbotham, Emily (2017) Islamist Violent Extremism: A New Form of Conflict or Business as Usual? Stability: International journal of security and development, 6 (1). ISSN 2165-2627

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.5334/sta.503

Abstract

Islamist violent extremist (IVE) groups are frequently involved in civil conflicts. Indeed, some groups owe their origins to conflict, and tens of thousands of Islamists have chosen to participate in conflicts taking place in foreign countries in the past 35 years. Increasingly, IVE groups appear to have the capacity to influence the conflicts they are involved in, and are influenced in turn by their experiences. As a result, for those working on conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction, the involvement of IVE groups raises questions of whether traditional responses remain adequate. Drawing on three country case studies – Nigeria, Kenya and Iraq/Syria, this article examines the similarities and differences between IVE groups and other conflict actors, and what this means for development, state-building and peacebuilding responses.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 303 Social processes
300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences > 327 International relations
School/Department: School of Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: Kevin Sanders
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2017 10:06
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2017 12:22
URI: http://research.stmarys.ac.uk/id/eprint/1494

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