This book provides a rich analysis of the actors and organizations to reflect on the antecedents and trajectories of terrorism and insurgency in South Asia, and the different countermeasures adopted by the countries to deal with the security and developmental challenges.
South Asia is a complex geography that has been both a victim and a playing field for indigenous insurgencies, and domestic and transnational terrorist movements. The contributors to this volume explore how this situation has posed serious challenges to the sovereignty of the states, to national and human security, and to the socioeconomic fabric of the communities, and to the ethnic and religious cohesion. The book provides detailed studies of country cases on terrorism, security, and insurgencies, and it underlines the national, regional, and global implications of the threats that emanate from this region.
Presenting an opportunity to diversify away from a Western-centric focus on terrorism and security, this book will be valuable to researchers in political science, criminology, defense and security studies, and to policy makers and think tanks.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction
Chapter 1: Contextualizing Terrorism, Security, and Development in South Asia
M. Raymond Izarali and Dalbir Ahlawat
Part II: Country Cases of Terrorism, Insurgencies, and Development
Chapter 2: Non-State Acts of Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Bangladesh: A Critical Review
Mokerrom Hossain and Rawshan Sadia Afroze
Chapter 3: Terrorism, Security, and Development in Sri Lanka: In the National, Regional, and Global Context
Stanley W. Samarasinghe
Chapter 4: Tenuous Security in the Himalayas: A Focus on Nepal
Thomas A. Marks
Chapter 5: Naxal Insurgency in India: Genesis, Ideological Precepts, and Security Challenges
Chapter 6: Normalcy Restored? The Lingering Drivers of Insurgency in Northeast India
Chapter 7: The Improbable Rise and Inglorious Fall of the Khalistan Insurgency in India’s Punjab
Chapter 8: Terrorism and Insurgency in Afghanistan
Chapter 9: The Persistence of Terrorism in Pakistan: An Analysis of Domestic and Regional Factors
Abdul Basit and Zahid Shahab Ahmed
PART III: Issues of Radicalization, Extremism and the State
Chapter 10: Hindu Radicalization and Implications for India
Chapter 11: The Proliferation of Extremism and Security Issues in the Maldives
Kirklin J. Bateman
Part IV: Issues of Regional Security and Global Implications
Chapter 12: Terrorism, Security, and Development and the "never-ending" Conflict Over Jammu and Kashmir
Chapter 13: Women and Militancy in South Asia: Straddling the Agent–Victim Binary
Chapter 14: Security Vulnerabilities in South Asia and the Indian Ocean
Chapter 15: The Impact of Terrorism in South Asia: Implications and Prospects
Ihekwoaba D. Onwudiwe and Edidiong Mendie
Part V: Conclusion
Chapter 16: Some Rumination on the Impact of Terrorism, Insurgencies, and (In)Security in South Asia in the Age of Globalization
M. Raymond Izarali
M. Raymond Izarali is a philosopher and Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.
Dalbir Ahlawat is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Security Studies and Criminology, Macquarie University, Australia.