“The Radical Milieu and Radical Influencers of Bosnian Foreign Fighters”, Asya Metodieva (IIR, Czech Republic)

Previous studies showed that only a tiny number of actors play a considerable role in recruitment. Asya Metodieva shows that radical influencers in postwar milieus manage to “institutionalize” their authority by filling in the void left by domestic wars with life guidance and religious values. This paper also provides insights into the social relations and decision-making related to foreign fighter departures to Syria and Iraq in 2012-2016.

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