Terrorism and Violence in Southeast Asia
Transnational Challenges to States and Regional Stability
By (author) Paul J. Smith
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Terrorism and Violence in Southeast Asia by Paul J. Smith
Book DescriptionThis timely work examines the scale and root causes of terrorism across Southeast Asia, including the role of al-Qaeda's ascendancy in the region. It begins with an overview of the analytical and theoretical framework for discussing the subject. Individual chapters then examine terrorist activities from both functional and country-specific perspectives. The book traces fundamental linkages between terrorism and security issues, such as illegal immigration, narcotics trafficking, and other criminal activity. In addition, it considers the issue of convergence - the growing connection between criminal groups and terrorism, and how this may facilitate future violence. Written by a range of experts in the field, the individual chapters reflect a variety of perspectives. The contributions fall into two broad categories - chapters that directly address terrorism (the groups, their ideologies, their modus operandi, their origins, and state responses to them); and chapters that address the "enabling environment" that exists in Southeast Asia (the role of transnational crime, porous borders, convergence between terrorism and crime).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780765614339
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: M.E. Sharpe
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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