Terrorism And Organized Crime: An Analytical Study From An International Law Perspective

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ABSTRACT

With the spread of terrorism and its growing risks since the start of the 21st century, a wide range of reports and studies have emerged. This funding comes from a special relationship between terrorist organizations, organized crime syndicates, and their cooperation with each other, which has enabled terrorist organizations in particular to
carry out recruitment efforts and operations alike. It has also fueled an international black market for smuggling and trade in drugs and arms. Under what conditions do violent terrorist groups driven by extreme Islamist ideology collaborate with organized criminal enterprises to generate the requisite resources to pursue their strategic objectives? Given that question, this thesis assessed the extent of the validity of the following hypothesis/central argument: As Islamist extremist terrorist groups’ financial needs increase, they are more likely to use collaboration with organized criminal enterprises, relative to other sources, as their principal means of funding. It has also assessed the
extent of the argument through the presentation of comparative case studies on Western Europe and the Sahel of North/West Africa. The findings indicate that the lines of demarcation between terrorist groups and criminal organizations operating in both Western Europe and the Sahel are becoming increasingly blurred. It could, reasonably, be
argued that terrorism in Western Europe and the Sahel of North/West Africa is a variant of serious organized crime in view of the modus operandi of Islamist extremist movements and their mode of financing.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABSTRACT ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ii
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ……………………………………………………………………………………. iii
DEDICATION ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. iv
CHAPTER I- INTRODUCTION …………………………………………………………………………… 1
Synopsis of Relevant Literature ………………………………………………………………………….. 2
Methodology ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7
Organizational Structure of Thesis ……………………………………………………………………… 8
CHAPTER II- LITERARURE REVIEW ………………………………………………………………… 9
Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 9
Terrorism……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 10
Organized Crime …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 14
The Nexus between Terrorism and Organized Crime ………………………………………….. 21
Terrorism And Organized Crime-Similarities And Differences …………………………….. 32
Contribution to Existing Literature ……………………………………………………………………. 44
CHAPTER III– METHODOLOGY ……………………………………………………………………… 47
Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 47
Qualitative Comparative Case Study Analysis ……………………………………………………. 48
Reiteration and Explanation of Central Argument ………………………………………………. 53

CHAPTER IV– PRESENTATION OF CASE STUDIES -WESTERN EUROPE/SAHEL
OF NORTH/WEST AFRICA ………………………………………………………………………………. 56
Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 56
Case Study on Western Europe…………………………………………………………………………. 56
Case Study on the North African/Sahel Region ………………………………………………….. 67
Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 67
CHAPTER V– COMPARTIVE CASE STUDY ANALYSIS ………………………………….. 79
Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 79
Analysis of the Case Study of Western Europe …………………………………………………… 79
Analysis of the Case Study of the Sahel of North/West Africa ……………………………… 86
Similarities Between Western Europe and the Sahel Region ………………………………… 92
Differences Between Western Europe And the Sahel of North/West Africa …………… 95
Conclusion …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 99
CHAPTER VI- CONCLUSIONS ……………………………………………………………………….. 100
Introduction ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 100
Assessment of Extent of Validity of Central Argument ……………………………………… 101
Limitations of Thesis and Suggestions for Future Research ……………………………….. 107
Policy Recommendations……………………………………………………………………………….. 108
REFERENCES ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 111

Additional information

Author

Leila Mejdoubi

No of Chapters

6

No of Pages

156

Reference

YES

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