Foreign fighters – Et ekskluderet fællesskab?

Martin Lundberg, Mads Brix Baulund, Mikael Find-Andersen, Laila Bouayadi & Miriam Maria Schriwer Hagstrøm

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The primary focus of this project is to examine the possible coherence between social exclusion and foreign fighters from Denmark. The analysis is based on a case study, with two comparative analyses of respectively Denmark and Norway as a most-similar case study and Denmark and Belgium as most-different. To assess the complex nature of the term social exclusion and to make it possible to investigate, the project identifies the relevant factors which can possibly lead to social exclusion. The project develops a theoretical framework, were transnational identities, transnational networks and branding aspects along with greed and grievance perspectives seeks to explain the relationship between the identified factors of social exclusion and foreign fighters. Through the comparative analysis between Denmark and Norway the project can deduce that the factor which can explain a coherence between social exclusion and foreign fighters in Denmark is the relatively harder political rhetoric concerning the ethnic minorities in Denmark compared to Norway. The analysis between Denmark and Belgium revealed some interesting similarities concerning the existence of a hard political rhetoric concerning ethnic minorities in Belgium, as is the case in Denmark, indicating that an excluding political rhetoric is a substantial factor for social exclusion and thereby for the higher number of foreign fighters in Belgium and Denmark compared to Norway. Furthermore the analysis shows that a high percentage of youths neither in employment or in education, seems to have an explanatory value in regards to the aforementioned high number of foreign fighters especially in Belgium.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato16 jun. 2015
VejledereShahamak Rezaei


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