Factors in the successful recruitment of operatives in the United Kingdom by Al-Shabaab Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
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  • Obermeyer, Heidi Irene
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science
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  • This thesis discusses the challenges faced by Somali immigrants in the United Kingdom and how those challenges during the integration process can lead to an individual's recruitment into the Somalia-based branch of Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabaab. Some of the most influential factors include navigating the structure of a new system in the host country, British attitudes towards Somalis and immigration, and the psychological impact of societal marginalization on individuals. The thesis discusses methods of reducing the participation or desire to participate in terrorist activity and increasing inclusion in immigrant communities, specifically among Somalis. Theoretical frameworks utilized include new war theory, identity politics, and globalization as a factor in the increased occurrence of both new wars and identity politics' role in conflict.
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  • Searing, Donald
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  • Master of Arts
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  • 2014
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