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Is militant Islamism a busted flush in Indonesia?

Carnegie, Paul J. (2013) Is militant Islamism a busted flush in Indonesia? Journal of Terrorism Research, 4 (2). pp. 14-25. ISSN NA

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    Abstract

    In the late 1990s, Indonesia - the world’s most populous Muslim nation - began a transition from authoritarian rule. At the time, many commentators expressed concern about the security threat posed by militant Islamist extremists in the wake of Suharto’s downfall. Initially, Indonesia did witness a proliferation of Islamist paramilitary groups and a heightened security environment. Yet, in the decade and more since then, the dire threat predictions have largely failed to materialize. In fact, Indonesia today in coordination with international partners has reduced its potential climate of threat at least strategically. This outcome raises some interesting questions. First, has Indonesia really contained its paramilitary/extremist threat? Secondly, if so, how and what lessons, if any, can we draw from this? The following paper examines the ways in which Indonesia’s security concerns have actually diminished.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Indonesia, Islamism, militants, politcal violence, radicalism, security threats, terrorism
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
    J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
    Depositing User: Repo Editor
    Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2016 12:18
    Last Modified: 11 Aug 2016 12:18
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/9140
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