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Title: Competitive jihadism: Understanding the survival strategies of jihadist de facto states
Authors: Özpek, Burak Bilgehan
Yağış, Yavuz
Keywords: De facto states
 competitive jihadism
 foreign fighters
Issue Date: Jan-2019
Publisher: Center for Foreign Policy and Peace Research, Ihsan Dogramaci Peace Foundation
Source: Özpek, B. B., & Yağış, Y. (2019). Competitive Jihadism: Understanding the Survival Strategies of Jihadist De Facto States. All Azimuth: A Journal of Foreign Policy and Peace, 8(1), 23-36.
Abstract: The debates dealing with ISIS address the questions of how ISIS is conceptualized, what its aim is, and how it has successfully retained a core sovereignty zone. This study attempts to answer these questions by proposing that ISIS is a de facto state and uses jihadism as a survival strategy. The term 'competitive jihadism' is used to argue that ISIS competes with its metropole states, Syria and Iraq, on the basis of jihadism. This is a deliberate strategy, which aims to attract Muslims inclined to radicalization as well as to recruit foreign fighters by showing the jihadist deficits of the metropole states. As the research shows, ISIS is successful at this game and has become a magnet for foreign fighters. Thus, it is able to increase its military capabilities and continue to survive.
ISSN: 2146-7757
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Siyaset Bilimi ve Uluslararası İlişkiler Bölümü / Department of Political Science and International Relations
TR Dizin İndeksli Yayınlar / TR Dizin Indexed Publications Collection
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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