Waves of extremism: an applied ethnographic analysis of the Bosnia and Herzegovina football terraces

Testa, Alberto ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9116-9802 (2022) Waves of extremism: an applied ethnographic analysis of the Bosnia and Herzegovina football terraces. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 4.

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Abstract

This article offers an overview of a four-month research project, conducted in 2019/2020, which studied extremism in the Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) football terraces. This work was funded by the International Organisation for Migration - United Nations and by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The research focused on risk factors and how these may govern the “entry” of BiH youth into extreme hard-core football fans groups (Ultras1) and prolong their involvement in them. The study highlighted the nature of these groups and their activity providing detailed recommendations for BiH policymakers, security agencies, and football federations and clubs who wish to understand and effectively respond to this emergent threat for public security in BiH.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.3389/fspor.2022.770441
Additional Information: Copyright © 2022 Testa. This is the final form version of the following article: [Testa A (2022) Waves of Extremism: An Applied Ethnographic Analysis of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Terraces. Front. Sports Act. Living 4:770441. doi: 10.3389/fspor.2022.770441], which was first published by Frontiers Media at https://doi.org/10.3389/fspor.2022.770441.
Keywords: extremism, far-right, Bosnia, Balkans, football, violence, Ultras, policing
Subjects: Law and criminal justice > Criminal justice > Criminology
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Depositing User: Alberto Testa
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2022 15:24
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2022 15:24
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/9168

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