Islamist Extremism in Kosovo and the Countries of the Region

  • Kolë Krasniqi

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Criminology book series (BRIEFSCRIMINOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Kolë Krasniqi
    Pages 1-11
  3. Kolë Krasniqi
    Pages 83-90
  4. Kolë Krasniqi
    Pages 91-100
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 101-106

About this book


This brief analyzes the social, historical and societal circumstances influencing the emergence of Islamist extremism in Kosovo and countries of the region.  It discusses the creation of propagandist infrastructure by foreign organizations to spread radical ideology and instigate inter-religious conflicts in order to establish an Islamist extremist movement, and highlights the camouflaged activities of humanitarian organizations funding terrorism. This brief focuses particularly on examining the development and concrete manifestation of Islamism and the latent risks posed by Islamist extremism not just for the national security of Kosovo but also for the peace and safety of the entire region.

Examining the development, effects and latent risks posed by Islamist extremism in the Balkans, Islamist Extremism in Kosovo and the Countries of the Region will be useful to scholars, policy-makers, and law enforcement practitioners working in counter-terrorism, as well as those interested in the unique sociopolitical climate of the Balkans.


Kosovo Islamist extremism Terrorism Balkans Radicalization religious extremism political extremism post-conflict Kosovo history of extremism Serbia ISIS Albania

Authors and affiliations

  • Kolë Krasniqi
    • 1
  1. 1.University Haxhi ZekaPejëSerbia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-18568-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-18569-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-8533
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-8541
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