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dc.contributor.authorAjil, Ahmed
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-02T08:23:38Z
dc.date.available2022-09-02T08:23:38Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/58075
dc.description.abstractThis book presents a study of politico-ideological mobilisation and violence by focusing on the life stories, trajectories and narratives of individuals who mobilised for causes and conflicts in the Arab World. It provides a greater understanding of the biographical, sociological, political and historic factors pertinent for their radicalisation processes. What makes individuals identify with suffering and injustice, often of others and elsewhere? Why do individuals feel the need to stand up in the first place and how does violent action become a justifiable or necessary course of action? Why and how do they disengage from violence? This book, based on interviews conducted in Lebanon, Switzerland, and Canada, answers these questions. It presents new theoretical insights about politico-ideological mobilisation and violence. By focusing on grievances and grounding analysis in the empirical reality as it is shared and narratively constructed by those who are at the heart of the phenomenon, it moves beyond the moralistic and politicised debates that characterise the field. Interviewees include non-violent and violent engagement for causes and conflicts related to the Arab World, such as sympathisers or members of groups and causes from a variety of ideological orientations, including Shiite militias, Salafi-jihadist groups, radical left-wing groups, Palestine-specific, Kurdish groups, and others such as right-wing or unspecified affiliations. By choosing individuals with different forms of political engagement, both non-violent and violent, and different ideological orientations, it helps readers to get a better grasp of how similar grievances may lead to different outcomes. In focusing on three markedly different geopolitical contexts, the book also provides a crosscontextual understanding of mobilisation for political and violent action. The interviewees also include experts and peripheral actors such as professionals, researchers, policymakers, friends, or family members. Their perspectives complement and enrich some of the findings by providing external yet in-depth ‘expert knowledge’. Politico-ideological Mobilisation and Violence in the Arab World will be of great interest to criminologists, political scientists, sociologists, and other scholars interested in the study of terrorism, radicalisation and extremism. It will also appeal to journalists, policymakers, practitioners working in the field.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge Studies in Criminal Behaviouren_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPW Political activism::JPWL Terrorism, armed struggleen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFF Social issues & processes::JFFE Violence in societyen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & governmenten_US
dc.subject.otherTerrorism, armed struggle;Violence and abuse in society;Politics and governmenten_US
dc.titlePolitico-ideological Mobilisation and Violence in the Arab Worlden_US
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dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9781003281665en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bben_US
oapen.relation.isFundedByb70636da-dc2d-4755-a37e-360db651c0bfen_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781032251226en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781032251240en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781000642902en_US
oapen.collectionSwiss National Science Foundation (SNF)en_US
oapen.imprintRoutledgeen_US
oapen.pages288en_US


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