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Conflict, Violent Extremism and Development

New Challenges, New Responses

  • Andrew Glazzard
  • Sasha Jesperson
  • Thomas Maguire
  • Emily Winterbotham

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. New Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrew Glazzard, Sasha Jesperson, Thomas Maguire, Emily Winterbotham
      Pages 3-25
  3. Testing Theories and Evidence in Kenya, Nigeria and Syria/Iraq

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-34
    2. Andrew Glazzard, Sasha Jesperson, Thomas Maguire, Emily Winterbotham
      Pages 35-46
    3. Andrew Glazzard, Sasha Jesperson, Thomas Maguire, Emily Winterbotham
      Pages 47-55
    4. Andrew Glazzard, Sasha Jesperson, Thomas Maguire, Emily Winterbotham
      Pages 57-68
    5. Back Matter
      Pages 69-72
  4. New Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Andrew Glazzard, Sasha Jesperson, Thomas Maguire, Emily Winterbotham
      Pages 75-89
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 91-100

About this book

Introduction

This edited volume examines the implications for international development actors of new kinds of terrorism taking place in civil conflicts. The threat from terrorism and violent extremism has never been greater – at least in the global South where the vast majority of violent extremist attacks take place. Some of the most violent extremist groups are also parties to civil conflicts in regions such as the Middle East and the Horn of Africa. But are these groups – especially the violent Islamists which constitute the greatest current threat – qualitatively different from other conflict actors? If they are, what are the implications for development practitioners working in war zones and fragile or poverty-afflicted countries? This study aims to answer these questions through a combination of theoretical enquiry and the investigation of three case studies – Kenya, Nigeria, and Iraq/Syria. It aims to illuminate the differences between violent Islamists and other types of conflict actor, to identify the challenges these groups pose to development practice, and to propose a way forward for meeting these challenges.   

Keywords

Islam Islamist violent extremism (IVE) War Terrorism Peacebuilding Statebuilding Development Boko Haram MEND Al Hijra Al Shabaab Salafi-jihadis War on Terror Sunni Islamist groups

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrew Glazzard
    • 1
  • Sasha Jesperson
    • 2
  • Thomas Maguire
    • 3
  • Emily Winterbotham
    • 4
  1. 1.National Security and ResilienceRoyal United Services InstituteLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Centre for the Study of Modern SlaverySt Mary’s UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of War StudiesKings College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.National Security and ResilienceRoyal United Services InstituteLondonUnited Kingdom

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