Politics of South Asia
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Religion, Extremism and Violence in South Asia

Editors: Ahmed, I., Ahmed, Z.S., Brasted, H., Akbarzadeh, S. (Eds.)

  • Analyses the impact of sociological and technological transformations on extremist groups
  • Throws light on religiously motivated extremism and violence in South Asia
  • Offers a comprehensive analysis of new extremist movements
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This book sheds light on religiously motivated extremism and violence in South Asia, a phenomenon which ostensibly poses critical and unique challenges to the peace, security and governance not only of the region, but also of the world at large. The book is distinctive in-so-far as it reexamines conventional wisdom held about religious extremism in South Asia and departs from the literature which centres its analyses on Islamic militancy based on the questions and assumptions of the West’s ‘war on terror’. This volume also offers a comprehensive analysis of new extremist movements and how their emergence and success places existing theoretical frameworks in the study of religious extremism into question. It further examines topical issues including the study of social media and its impact on the evolution and operation of violent extremism. The book also analyses grassroots and innovative non-state initiatives aimed to counter extremist ideologies. Through case studies focusing on Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, this collection examines extremist materials, methods of political mobilisation and recruitment processes and maps the interconnected nature of sociological change with the ideological transformations of extremist movements.


About the authors

Imran Ahmed is Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. 

Zahid Shahab Ahmed is Research Fellow at Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University (Australia). 

Howard Brasted is Emeritus Professor of History and Islamic Studies at the University of New England (Australia).  

Shahram Akbarzadeh is Research Professor in Middle East and Central Asian politics at Deakin University (Australia).



Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-981-16-6847-0
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Hardcover ca. 124,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Religion, Extremism and Violence in South Asia
Editors
  • Imran Ahmed
  • Zahid Shahab Ahmed
  • Howard Brasted
  • Shahram Akbarzadeh
Series Title
Politics of South Asia
Copyright
2022
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-6847-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-6847-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-6846-3
Series ISSN
2523-8345
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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