Publishers description This volume of case studies examines the rise in violent extremism, terrorism and insurgency in South and South East Asia, and subsequent state responses. The South and South[…]
Journal abstract The most significant threat to national security in the twenty-first century is terrorism. The ‘smart approach’ to counter terrorism is a blend of both hard and soft approaches.[…]
Publisher’s description 2009 brought the end of the protracted civil war in Sri Lanka, and observers hoped to see the re-establishment of harmonious religious and ethnic relations among the various[…]
Publisher’s description This volume examines the rationale, effectiveness and consequences of counter terrorism practices from a range of perspectives and cases. The book critically interrogates contemporary counter-terrorism powers from military[…]
The Radicalisation of Buddhism in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries: The Buddhist Sangha in Sri Lanka
Journal abstract The ideas of non-violence, peace and non-discrimination have been systematically developed in Buddhism. Nonetheless, as research has shown, Buddhist ideas can also contribute to escalation of conflicts, racial[…]
This paper challenges authors who canonise notions of ‘terror(ism)’, ‘religion’ and ‘violence’ into fixed Western categories of knowledge.