Al Shabaab And Boko Haram: Guerrilla Insurgency Or Strategic Terrorism?

Al Shabaab And Boko Haram: Guerrilla Insurgency Or Strategic Terrorism?

World Scientific Europe Ltd
9781786343987
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Book Description

Boko Haram is now the deadliest 'terrorist' organization operational in the world, by virtue of the sheer number of people the group have killed. Together with al-Shabaab, the two groups account for a substantial amount of carnage on the African continent. Analyzed here are the ideologies of these two infamous organizations. Utilizing information from breadcrumbs that they leave behind, in videos, media releases and various correspondence, this book searches for clues within the historical and contemporary social context that explain their existence. It explores the ideological roots the two organizations share and examines the goals and objectives of each group in order to calculate the nature of the threat posed in the broader international realm. It is argued that through applying strategic theory, and specifically the concept of strategic terrorism, it is possible to form a deeper understanding of two of the most dangerous militant organizations in operation today.

Readership: Undergraduate and graduate student of social sciences, sociology, terrorism studies, comparative politics, african studies, african history, comparative religion. Popular market, policy makers, those interested in the politics, sociology and economics of insurgency and terrorism.