Migrating for Conflict

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dc.contributor.author Oneissi, Joelle
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-28T07:26:49Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-28T07:26:49Z
dc.date.copyright 2022 en_US
dc.date.issued 2022-07-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/14154
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the motivations of foreign fighters involved in the Eastern Ukraine conflict between 2014 and 2021. After examining the literature on foreign fighters and recruitment strategies in general as well as literature specific to the Donbass conflict and its foreign fighter involvement, the study analyzes interviews and articles quoting 42 foreign fighters who had traveled to Donbass in order to support the pro-separatist or pro-Ukrainian forces, using the migration theory of push-pull model and the constructivist theory on collective identity. In doing this, the study aims to direct the focus in academic research on foreign fighting away from stereotypical Islamist Jihadists while also placing foreign fighting under a migration studies lens. The exploratory study is able to identify influential push and pull factors in addition to concluding that some factors are not as relevant. Most importantly, the study presents six collective identities which mobilize individuals from abroad to join the conflict, describing how these identities are formed and how they change with the individuals’ experiences as foreign fighters. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Ukraine -- Emigration and immigration en_US
dc.subject Russia -- Emigration and immigration en_US
dc.subject Emigration and immigration -- Political aspects -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject Transnationalism -- Political aspects en_US
dc.subject Group identity -- Political aspects en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Migrating for Conflict en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle A Case Study of Foreign Fighters in Eastern Ukraine en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Migration Studies en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201505226 en_US
dc.author.commembers Baroudi, Sami
dc.author.commembers Nassar, Fadi
dc.author.department Social and Education Sciences en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (xii, 86 leaves): col. ill. en_US
dc.author.advisor Skulte-Ouaiss, Jennifer
dc.keywords Ukraine en_US
dc.keywords Russia en_US
dc.keywords Foreign Fighters en_US
dc.keywords Collective Identity en_US
dc.keywords Migration en_US
dc.keywords Transnationalism en_US
dc.keywords Conflict en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography: leaves 78-85. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.481
dc.author.email joelle.oneissi@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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