i wanna be adored

i wanna be adored

Terrorism studies has been criticised for its ‘invisible college’ of experts and researchers (Ranstrop 2006, p.6; Reid & Chen 2006, pp.43-44). In the emerging sub-field of foreign fighter studies, there may not yet be a college, but there are a number of researchers who have produced work which could put them into a visible college. In random but not double-blind order;

Alain Grignard

Grignard, A. (2003)  L’islamisme radical, entre nationalisme et mondialisation.

Grignard, A. (2006). L’islamisme radical en Belgique, entre nationalisme et globalisation : une vision policière.
Studia diplomatica, , issue Suppl. , p. 127-132

Grignard, A. (2006). 15 years of presence of Combating Islamic Groups in Belgium : the history of their globalization.

Grignard, A. (2007). ‘The Islamist Networks in Belgium: Between Nationalism and Globalisation’, in Rik Coolsaet (ed.), Jihadi Terrorism and the Radicalisation Challenge in Europe, Aldershot, Ashgate.

Mohamed Hafez

Hafez, M. M. (2004a). From Marginalization to Massacres: A Political Process Explanation of GIA Violence in Algeria. In Wiktorowicz, Q (Ed.), Islamic Activism: A Social Movement Theory Approach. Indiana Bloomington and Indianapolis:: University Press.

Hafez, M. M. (2004b). Why Muslims Rebel: Repression and Resistance in the Islamic World. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Hafez, M. M. (2006). Suicide Terrorism in Iraq: A Preliminary Assessment of the Quantitative Data and Documentary Evidence. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism29(6), 591-619.

Hafez, M. M. (2007a). Martyrdom mythology in Iraq: How Jihadists frame suicide terrorism in videos and biographies. Terrorism and Political Violence,19(1), 95-115.

Hafez, M. M. (2007b). Suicide Bombers in Iraq: the strategy and ideology of martyrdom. United States Institute of Peace Press.

Hafez, M. M. (2009). Jihad after Iraq: Lessons from the Arab Afghans. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism32(2), 73-94.

Thomas Hegghammer

Hegghammer, T. (2007). Saudi militants in Iraq – backgrounds and recruitment patterns. FFI-rapport 2006/03875. Norwegian Defence Research Establishment.

Hegghammer, T. (2008). Saudis in Iraq: Patterns of Radicalization and Recruitment. Cultures & Conflits

Hegghammer, T.  (2010a). Jihad in Saudi Arabia: Violence and Pan-Islamism since 1979Cambridge University Press.

Hegghammer, T. (2010b). The Rise of Muslim Foreign Fighters: Islam and the Globalization of Jihad. International Security35(3), 53-94.

David Malet

Malet, D. (2010). Why Foreign Fighters? Orbis.48(1), 97.

Malet, D. (2009). Foreign fighters: Transnational identity in civil conflicts. (Doctoral Dissertation. Georgetown, Washington D.C.)


Ranstrop, M. (2006). Mapping terrorism research: state of the art, gaps, and future directions. London: Routledge.

Reid, E. F., & Chen, H. (2007). Mapping the contemporary terrorism research domain. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies65(1), 42-56.