Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Externally funded projects

  • Conscripted Volunteering: An Ethnographic Study of Community Engagement Schemes in the Israeli Military

    The research project explores the intensive implementation of ‘conscripted volunteering’ in the Israeli military.

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  • Decentralization and bayrak Muslim youth: youth, identity and work in Pontianak (West Kalimantan)

    This NUFFIC funded study examines ‘youth paradoxes’ commonly observed in Indonesia by means of a local literature study, interviews with youth at places of work, learning, and leisure, and interviews with adults.

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  • Securing the Local: The Role of Non-state Security Groups (NSSGs) in the Struggle Against Extremism in Kenya, Nigeria and Indonesia

    The project will undertake a multi-sited, multi-level comparative exploration of the role played by non-state security groups (NSSGs) in the provision of ‘human security’ in Fragile and Conflict-affected states (FCAS) in contexts of violent ...

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  • The Social Life of State Deportation Regimes: A Comparative Study of the Implementation Interface

    This ERC funded research project scrutinises the practices, motivations and worldviews of street-level state agents and civil-society actors, and explores the dynamics of implementation deficits/surpluses. This exercise in the comparative ...

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