Islam and Violent Separatism: New Democracies in Southeast Asia

Islam and Violent Separatism: New Democracies in Southeast Asia

by Swain
     
 

ISBN-10: 0710313322

ISBN-13: 9780710313324

Pub. Date: 04/28/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Political demands for autonomy and independence by radicalized ethnic groups have recently intensified as a result of the globalization of the post-Cold War world. In addition to facing the challenges posed by democratization, development and social movements, governments everywhere are striving to manage and contain 'political Islam'. This is particularly true in…  See more details below

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Political demands for autonomy and independence by radicalized ethnic groups have recently intensified as a result of the globalization of the post-Cold War world. In addition to facing the challenges posed by democratization, development and social movements, governments everywhere are striving to manage and contain 'political Islam'. This is particularly true in Southeast Asia, where the violence and instability caused by Islamic radical groups have affected the consolidation of liberal democracy in the region. This volume examines the roles of the state and of civil society in three of the new democracies in Southeast Asia - the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia. Focussing on the way these democracies address the increased threat posed to their nation-building projects by political Islam, Islam and Violent Separatism makes an important contribution to the understanding of new security risks, terrorism, democratic consolidation and contemporary Southeast Asian politics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780710313324
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Series:
Kegan Paul Studies in Anthropology, Economy and Society Ser.
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

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