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IS: The old or new terrorism?
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

IS, is a well structured terrorist organization with military discipline that knows the importance of carefully choosing its targets in order to maximize its profit, this differ IS from Al-Qaeda. The complexity and the structure of IS through this study has shown that in order to defeat the terrorist organization IS, one must understand its structure, aim and method. By studying the different component of IS through the theory of old and new terrorism, better strategies can be employed in order to dissolve IS. 

This study is conducted through a qualitative, descriptive study with an idealtypsanalys framework. Idealtypes do not exist in reality but rather they are extreme images or ideas of a certain phenomenon with the aim of illustrating important aspects of the phenomenon being studied. The old and the new paradigm will function as the idealtypes for this study and each idealtype consist of three sets of variables aim, structure and method of the phenomenon terrorism

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2016. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
IS, terrorism
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49520OAI: diva2:899919
Subject / course
Peace and development
Educational program
Peace and Development Programme, 180 credits
2016-01-20, K 3041, Universitetsplatsen 1, Växjö, 16:00 (English)
Available from: 2016-02-22 Created: 2016-02-02 Last updated: 2016-02-22Bibliographically approved

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