Thompson, David (2018) The returned: they left to wage jihad, now they're back [Book review]

Gehrmann, Richard (2018) Thompson, David (2018) The returned: they left to wage jihad, now they're back [Book review]. Journal of Peace Research, 55 (6). ISSN 0022-3433


David Thompson's book, 'The Returned' explores the motivation and experience of young Muslim men and women who left France to live and fight in the Syrian civil war. For some this was due to push factors that led them to reject life in the West, whereas for others the idea of a heroic lifestyle, a personal search for identity or commitment to a meaningful cause (jihad) were primary motivators.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2019 06:10
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 02:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: foreign fighters, jihad, Syrian civil war
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160607 International Relations
16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160499 Human Geography not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: A Defence > 81 Defence > 8101 Defence > 810107 National Security
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society

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