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The Morality of ISIS Returnees: using thought experiments to determine moral responsibility or innocence
Swedish Defence University.
2020 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

What are ISIS returnees morally responsible for, and how does that affect what should happen next? This is a question currently facing all Western democracies. Using thought experiments and reductive individualism, this thesis discusses the moral responsibility of both adult and child ISIS returnees. The results show that adults are generally morally responsible for their actions; this is the case regardless if they have posed direct threats or indirect threats. Duress, time, and terrorism as morally distinctive are discussed as factors impacting these results. Children are best presumed morally innocent unless they have joined ISIS by themselves, although in that case it remains unlikely that they are morally responsible for their actions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2020. , p. 40
Keywords [en]
ISIS, ISIS returnees, foreign fighters, terrorism, moral responsibility, reductive individualism
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8949OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-8949DiVA, id: diva2:1390413
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Political Science with focus on crisis management and security
Educational program
Master's programme in Politics and War
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Available from: 2020-02-19 Created: 2020-01-31 Last updated: 2020-02-19Bibliographically approved

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