Université de Fribourg

The Pathway to Defection from Extremist Groups : Confronting the Disengagement Process of a Jihadi Foreign Fighter and a Right-Wing Extremist

Eser Davolio, Miryam ; Villiger, Carole

In: sozialpolitik.ch, 2019, vol. 2, no. 4, p. Article: 2.4

The aim of our article is to analyse the disengagement process of a Swiss returnee from Syria and the emergence of dissonances during his involvement with the Islamic State (IS) and to compare this evolution to the pathway of a right-wing extremist willing to leave the violent extremist group Blood & Honour. Although the contexts of these extremist groups are very different, a number of elements...

Université de Fribourg

Background of Jihadist Radicalisation and Measures for Prevention and Intervention in Switzerland

Eser Davolio, Miryam

In: sozialpolitik.ch, 2019, vol. 2, no. 2, p. Article: 2.2

This paper presents a development overview of prevention strategies in a federalist context. It builds on the results of the study on the backgrounds of jihadist radicali-sation and the prevention strategies adopted in Switzerland (Eser Davolio and Re-ther 2019) as well as the measures outlined in the Swiss National Action Plan to Prevent and Counter Radicalisation. The methodological approach...