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An examination of local resilience against violent Islamic extremism in Sweden
Swedish Defence University.
2020 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The following thesis seek to examine the area of resilience in the context of violent Islamic extremism in Sweden. Its goal is to probe a theoretical typology of resilience to explore its contribution to a more precise description of local resilience against violent Islamic extremism in Sweden. The aim is explored through the systematization of four resilience approaches believed to be useful in the context of violent extremism; the Homeostatic approach, the Autopoietic approach, the Micro-politics approach and the Civic approach. Local resilience is analyzed within a single case study by using nine interviews, national and local strategies against violent extremism as well as a grounded theory approach to qualitative data analysis. The research identifies that the most prominent factors perceived to characterize local resilience consist of work to promote democracy, human rights and equality. Another finding is that the systematization of the field can contribute to a clearer description of perceived characteristics and local resilience, enabling the realization of differences in resilience approaches and the division of them connected to different levels in society. Another finding is the potential difference in resilience perceptions which can be identified between actors forming strategies and actors implementing the same strategies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2020. , p. 46
Keywords [en]
local resilience, violent extremism, violent Islamic extremism, Sweden
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-9037OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-9037DiVA, id: diva2:1392773
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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: 2020-02-10 Last updated: 2020-02-19Bibliographically approved

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