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What Is the Driving Force behind Georgians’ Decision to Join the Islamic State: A Study of Life Stories of Georgian Jihadis through Media Articles

Modebadze, Giorgi LU (2017) MOSM03 20171
Centre for Middle Eastern Studies
Abstract
The following thesis is concerned with understanding the motivational factors behind Georgian jihadis’ decision to join the Islamic State. It uses the theory of the Islamisation of radicalism to explain the process of radicalisation in Georgia.
Resting on a mixed methods research design, the thesis aims to study the individual stories of Georgians fighting for the Islamic State in order to understand the motivation in their personal stories which pushed them to go to war. For this aim, the study creates a database of twenty-six dead Georgian fighters of ISIS after coding the data related to their personal stories collected from online media articles.
In addition to investigating the motivation of Georgian jihadis, the thesis tries to... (More)
The following thesis is concerned with understanding the motivational factors behind Georgian jihadis’ decision to join the Islamic State. It uses the theory of the Islamisation of radicalism to explain the process of radicalisation in Georgia.
Resting on a mixed methods research design, the thesis aims to study the individual stories of Georgians fighting for the Islamic State in order to understand the motivation in their personal stories which pushed them to go to war. For this aim, the study creates a database of twenty-six dead Georgian fighters of ISIS after coding the data related to their personal stories collected from online media articles.
In addition to investigating the motivation of Georgian jihadis, the thesis tries to test Roy’s theory of the Islamisation of radicalism and makes a comparison between the general characteristics of the Western European and Georgian fighters of the Islamic State. (Less)
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author
Modebadze, Giorgi LU
supervisor
organization
course
MOSM03 20171
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Jihad, Islamic fundamentalism, Kaukasien, Georgien
language
English
id
8921679
date added to LUP
2018-01-24 16:17:46
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  abstract     = {The following thesis is concerned with understanding the motivational factors behind Georgian jihadis’ decision to join the Islamic State. It uses the theory of the Islamisation of radicalism to explain the process of radicalisation in Georgia.
Resting on a mixed methods research design, the thesis aims to study the individual stories of Georgians fighting for the Islamic State in order to understand the motivation in their personal stories which pushed them to go to war. For this aim, the study creates a database of twenty-six dead Georgian fighters of ISIS after coding the data related to their personal stories collected from online media articles. 
In addition to investigating the motivation of Georgian jihadis, the thesis tries to test Roy’s theory of the Islamisation of radicalism and makes a comparison between the general characteristics of the Western European and Georgian fighters of the Islamic State.},
  author       = {Modebadze, Giorgi},
  keyword      = {Jihad,Islamic fundamentalism,Kaukasien,Georgien},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {What Is the Driving Force behind Georgians’ Decision to Join the Islamic State: A Study of Life Stories of Georgian Jihadis through Media Articles},
  year         = {2017},
}