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Peace-makers or peace-breakers? A case study of the role the Algerian diaspora in France played in conflict promotion throughout the civil war in Algeria from 1992–2002


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Since 9/11, the rise of non-state actors and the threat of Islamic terrorism have become primary security concerns for Western nations. Recently, attention has shifted from a focus on threats posed by external actors to that posed by “homegrown” terrorists. Counterterrorism efforts have become more concentrated on the role that domestic Islamic diaspora and immigrant populations will play in the global jihad. As the Internet, mobile networks, twitter and facebook enable diaspora and immigrant communities to maintain strong connections to their states of origin, they enhance the ability of diaspora groups to develop transnational networks. Furthermore, the opportunity structure available in democratic countries makes it difficult for Western governments to discourage their diaspora populations from forming networks and mobilizing resources to facilitate political change in their countries of origin. In an effort to contribute to current literature on the role diaspora groups play in conflict promotion and transnational terrorism, this paper will provide a case study of the Algerian diaspora population in France and their role in conflict promotion throughout the Algerian civil war from 1992-2002.

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Subject
Middle Eastern Studies;
North African Studies;
International Relations
Classification
0555: Middle Eastern Studies
0560: North African Studies
0601: International Relations
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Conflict promotion; Diaspora; Homegrown terrorism; Radicalization; Transnational terrorism
Title
Peace-makers or peace-breakers? A case study of the role the Algerian diaspora in France played in conflict promotion throughout the civil war in Algeria from 1992–2002
Author
Wright, Allison Jeanne
Number of pages
61
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
0076
Source
MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124603377
Advisor
Beyoghlow, Kamal
University/institution
Georgetown University
Department
Security Studies
University location
United States -- District of Columbia
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1491599
ProQuest document ID
865591278
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/865591278
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