Islamist Terrorism in Europe

Heftet / 2018 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9781849049504
Publisert
2018
Utgiver
Vendor
C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
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Heftet
Sider
384
Høyde
216 mm
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138 mm
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Islamist Terrorism in Europe

Heftet / 2018 / Engelsk
Europe is still facing an increase in terrorist plotting. This has led to growing security concerns over the fallout of the Syrian conflict, and the sizeable contingents of battle-hardened European foreign fighters, who are seeking to return home. This book provides a comprehensive account of the rise of jihadist militancy in Europe and offers a detailed background for understanding the current and future threat. Based on a wide range of new primary sources, it traces the phenomenon back to the late 1980s, and the formation of jihadist support networks in Europe in the early 1990s. Combining analytical rigour with empirical richness, Petter Nesser offers a comprehensive account of patterns of terrorist cell formation and plots between 1995 and 2017. In contrast to existing research which has emphasised social explanations, failed immigration and homegrown radicalism, this book highlights the transnational aspects. It shows how jihadi terrorism in Europe is intrinsically linked to and reflects the ideological agendas of armed organisations in conflict zones, and how entrepreneurial jihad-veterans facilitate such trans-nationalisation of militancy. .
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This rigorous account is the first overview of the Islamist terrorist campaign in Europe since 9/11. While most analysis of the growing phenomenon focuses on social explanations, Nesser highlights the role of Arab-Afghan veterans in promoting a jihadist agenda.
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'A forensic look at 20 years of terrorist attacks. ... This is not a book to read if you want to sleep easy.' * The Sunday Times *'Petter Nesser's unflashy book analyses jihadi activity in Europe from the 1994 attempt by Algerian hijackers to crash an Air France jet into Paris to the massacre at Charlie Hebdo's offices and the kosher deli hostage crisis one year ago.' -- The Times; 'Nesser's detailed analysis of the threat we face could hardly be more timely. Its main focus is on the individuals involved, their backgrounds, motivations and modus operandi.' * The Independent *'Petter Nesser's unflashy book analyses jihadi activity in Europe from the 1994 attempt by Algerian hijackers to crash an Air France jet into Paris to the massacre at Charlie Hebdo's offices and the kosher deli hostage crisis one year ago.' * The Times *`Meticulously documented . . .thorough, well-analysed.'`A comprehensive and detailed account . . . Nesser's Islamist Terrorism in Europe deserves to be noticed for assembling such an amount of detailed information on several executed and foiled attacks that would otherwise have been located in scattered publications not always easily accessible to a wider public.'
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Petter Nesser is a senior research fellow with the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI). Trained in Social Science, Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic, Nesser has conducted extensive research on jihadism in Europe for more than a decade, focusing on motivational drivers, recruitment and radicalisation processes.
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ISBN13
9781849049504
Publisert
2018
Utgiver
Vendor
C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
384
Høyde
216 mm
Bredde
138 mm
Se alle
Forfatter