1st Edition

Jihadism, Foreign Fighters and Radicalization in the EU Legal, Functional and Psychosocial Responses

    292 Pages
    by Routledge

    292 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Jihadism, Foreign Fighters and Radicalization in the EU addresses the organizational and strategic changes in terrorism in Europe as a result of urban jihadism and the influx of foreign fighters of European nationality or residence.

    Examining the different types of responses to the treatment of radicalization and its consequences in the recruitment of young urban fighters and jihadists, this book offers a framework for understanding the process of violent radicalization. It critically analyses political and legal responses that have taken place within the European framework, whilst also examining a series of functional responses from social and behavioural psychology. This book then goes on to develop an explanatory model from an economic standpoint, exploring the need to adapt the fight against the financing of terrorism to the changes in the sources of financing jihadist cells and foreign fighters. Furthermore, the volume draws on experience from the prison sector to assess the process of radicalization and the possibilities of intervention.

    Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this book will be of great interest to students of terrorism and counter-terrorism, radicalization, European politics, radical Islam and security studies.

    Part I: Foreign Fighters, Radicalization and Jihadist Terrorism as a Challenge for the EU 1. Psychosocial evidence-based approach to radicalization and terrorism, Humberto Trujillo & Manuel Moyano 2. Urban jihad: New operational trends affecting Salafist jihadist groups in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Carlos Echeverría Jesús 3. The European Union’s foreign 'terrorist' fightersInmaculada, Marrero Rocha 4. Urban environments vulnerable to jihadist radicalization. A study of two Spanish cities in North Africa, Luis de la Corte Ibáñez Part II: Legal and Political Responses to the Challenges of Radicalization and Recruitment of Jihadists and Foreign Fighters 5. From classic terrorism to jihadist terrorism. The evolution of the type of prisoners linked to jihadism in Spain, Salvador Berdún Carrión 6.The European Security Agenda in the fight against terrorism, José Luis del Castro Ruano 7. The rule of law and the fight against terrorism and radicalization in the European Union, Pablo Martín Rodríguez 8. National measures implementing United Nations resolutions on foreign fighters, Antonio Segura-Serrano 9. The compatibility of the Additional Protocol on Foreign Terrorist Fighters with international human rights law, Francesco Seatzu 10. Preventing and countering Islamic radicalization in prison through restorative justice, Florentino Ruiz Yamuza Part III: Functional Responses to the Challenges of Radicalization and Recruitment of Jihadists and Foreign Fighters 11. Towards the study and prevention of the recruitment of jihadists in Europe: A comprehensive psychosocial proposal, Humberto M. Trujillo and Manuel Moyano  12. Counter-Terrorism Financing Architecture and European Security, Javier Ruipérez Canales 13. Intervention in radicalization processes in the prison context, Manel Roca Piera & Carles Soler Iglesias


    Inmaculada Marrero Rocha is Senior Lecturer of International Relations at the University of Granada, Spain and Executive Director of the Euro-Arab Foundation for Higher Studies.

    Humberto M. Trujillo Mendoza is Professor of Behavioural Sciences at the University of Granada, Spain.