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Terrorism, Security and Development in South Asia National, Regional and Global Implications

Edited By M. Raymond Izarali, Dalbir Ahlawat Copyright 2021
    322 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    322 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    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.

    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

    Dalbir Ahlawat

    Chapter 6: Normalcy Restored? The Lingering Drivers of Insurgency in Northeast India

    Alex Waterman

    Chapter 7: The Improbable Rise and Inglorious Fall of the Khalistan Insurgency in India’s Punjab

    Philip Hultquist

    Chapter 8: Terrorism and Insurgency in Afghanistan

    William Maley

    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

    Bidisha Biswas

    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

    Eamon Murphy

    Chapter 13: Women and Militancy in South Asia: Straddling the Agent–Victim Binary

    Tanya Narozhna

    Chapter 14: Security Vulnerabilities in South Asia and the Indian Ocean

    G.V.C. Naidu

    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.