Chapter 9. Case Study – Youth Gangs and Terrorism in Chechnya: Recruitment, Activities and Networks

  1. David Canter Professor
  1. Dr Michael Vishnevetsky PhD

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470744499.ch9

The Faces of Terrorism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

The Faces of Terrorism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

How to Cite

Vishnevetsky, M. (2010) Case Study – Youth Gangs and Terrorism in Chechnya: Recruitment, Activities and Networks, in The Faces of Terrorism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (ed D. Canter), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470744499.ch9

Editor Information

  1. University of Huddersfield, UK

Author Information

  1. Salford University, UK

  1. I would like to express my gratitude to Professor Susanne Karstedt, my PhD supervisor, for comments on this chapter, and to Professor Hans - Jörg Albrecht, Director of the Max - Planck - Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany, and Professor Uriy Antonyan, Chair of Research at the Moscow Institute for Humanitarian Education (IGUMO) for supporting my research.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470753804

Online ISBN: 9780470744499

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Keywords:

  • youth gangs and terrorism in Chechnya - recruitment, activities and networks;
  • participation of young people in terrorism in Chechnya - groups of 14- to 18-year-olds;
  • ‘war on terror’ - waged by world governments as in US and Russia;
  • radicalization of young people and their involvement in violence and terrorism;
  • young soldiers, terrorists and violent youth gangs;
  • Palestinians age groups, becoming suicide bombers - failing to commit acts of suicide terrorism;
  • revenge, desire to avenge Israelis, stated as reasons for becoming suicide bomber;
  • terrorism and war on terror in Chechnya - massive loss amongst Chechen population;
  • youth groups and terrorism in Chechnya;
  • ‘Grozny Group’ - series of attacks on elderly ethnic Russian people in Grozny

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Young Soldiers, Terrorists and Violent Youth Gangs

  • Terrorism and the War on Terror in Chechnya

  • Method

  • Youth Groups and Terrorism in Chechnya

  • Conclusion

  • References