Territoriality of Radical Islamist Groups Security, Economy, and Identity

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Territoriality of Radical Islamist Groups Security, Economy, and Identity
Bohumil Doboš, "Territoriality of Radical Islamist Groups: Security, Economy, and Identity "
English | ISBN: 0367745739 | 2021 | 156 pages | EPUB | 926 KB
This book examines the issue of territorial control by violent jihadist groups, using a comparative perspective.

The book argues that in many parts of the world the connection between a state and the control over territory is not as close as presented by conventional political maps, and therefore it is necessary to analyse the territoriality of non-state actors as well. Based on a variety of case studies, the work looks at different levels of connection between the violent Islamist groups and territory, dividing them into non-territorial, semi-territorial and territorial groups. While the majority of the cases are located in the Middle East (Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, Al-Qaeda at the Arabian Peninsula, Ha´yat Tahrir al-Sham, Hamas and Hezbollah), the book also draws cases from Africa (groups in the western Sahel, Al-Shabaab and Boko Haram), South Asia (Taliban), and East Asia (Abu Sayyaf). By providing in-depth understanding of their respective approaches to territory, the book identifies the specifics of each group's territoriality, while also drawing more general conclusions.
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