Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 June 2019

344 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190939755

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From Freedom Fighters to Jihadists

Human Resources of Non-State Armed Groups

Vera Mironova

Causes and Consequences of Terrorism

  • Material in the book was drawn from author's experience embedded with the Iraqi Special operation forces during the battle of Mosul
  • Features exclusive interviews with ISIS foreign fighters while they were fighting, members of the ISIS internal security service, and with ex-ISIS foreign fighters in hiding
  • Examines rebel armed groups through the prism of labor market theory and shows that extreme Islamist groups were able to attract fighters away from initial moderate groups because they had better internal organization
  • Features the findings of more than 600 survey-interviews with local civilians and fighters on the frontline in Syria and a dataset of human resource policies from 40 armed groups

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