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Popular Muslim Attitudes towards Violent Islamic Groups: The Case of Pakistan

C. Christine Fair and Clark B. Lombardi

in Religion and Human Security: A Global Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827732
eISBN:
9780199950553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827732.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter on Pakistan examines the phenomenon of public support for militant Islamic groups that promote violence in Pakistan's neighbors as well as in Pakistan itself. Since Pakistanis tend to ... More


Principal–Agent Problems in Militant Groups

Max Abrahms

in Rules for Rebels: The Science of Victory in Militant History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198811558
eISBN:
9780191848438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811558.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Militant leaders must not only understand the folly of terrorism, but prevent members from carrying it out. Members are known to harm civilians even when their leaders oppose this targeting practice. ... More


The Taliban in Pakistan: An Overview

Brian Fishman

in Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics, and Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780190252656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199893072.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyzes the Taliban groups in northwest Pakistan and their various alliances and target sets. It first addresses the crosscutting background issues that shape militancy in the region. ... More


Greed and Grievance: Ex-Militants' Perspectives on the Conflict in Solomon Islands, 1998-2003

Matthew G. Allen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838546
eISBN:
9780824871024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838546.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book offers important new perspectives on the violence and unrest that gripped Solomon Islands between late 1998 and mid-2003, a period known as the Ethnic Tension. Based on in-depth interviews ... More


Connections and Dynamics

Mariam Abou Zahab

in Pakistan: A Kaleidoscope of Islam

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197534595
eISBN:
9780197536186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197534595.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter highlights transnational interactions that are exemplified by accounts of the interactions between Osama Bin Laden and Pakistani Sunni militant groups. It acknowledges the role of the ... More


The First Speeches

Haroro Ingram, Craig Whiteside, and Charlie Winter

in The ISIS Reader: Milestone Texts of the Islamic State Movement

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197501436
eISBN:
9780197520789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501436.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

In this first chapter, we present two speeches by Islamic State movement founder Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The first dates from 1994 and contains evidence of him adopting the unique framework of ideas, ... More


The Taliban in Bajaur

Rahmanullah

in Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics, and Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780190252656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199893072.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter describes the Taliban factions in Bajaur, the smallest of the seven administrative units of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of northwest Pakistan. After the fall of the ... More


Conclusion: Summary and Implications for Future Research

Vineeta Yadav

in Religious Parties and the Politics of Civil Liberties

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197545362
eISBN:
9780197545393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197545362.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter first provides a summary of the book’s main arguments and findings and then discusses their scope. It presents evidence that these arguments may be useful in understanding the ... More


Al-Shabaab’s Youth Recruitment Project

Mohamed Haji Abdullahi “Ingiriis”

in War and Peace in Somalia: National Grievances, Local Conflict and Al-Shabaab

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190947910
eISBN:
9780190055929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947910.003.0030
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines the extent to which the push and pull factors of youth recruitment in Al-Shabaab have reinforced radicalization in Somalia. Whereas the push factors are facilitated by negative ... More


Community Perspectives Towards Al-Shabaab: Sources of Support and the Potential for Negotiations

Joanne Crouch and Abdi Ali

in War and Peace in Somalia: National Grievances, Local Conflict and Al-Shabaab

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190947910
eISBN:
9780190055929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947910.003.0040
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter discusses the results of key interviews with Somalis regarding their perceptions about Al-Shabaab. Respondents expressed concerns about Al-Shabaab's indiscriminate and excessive use of ... More


Why They Fight and why They Quit: An Analysis of Interviews with Current and Former Al-Shabaab Fighters

Richard Barrett

in War and Peace in Somalia: National Grievances, Local Conflict and Al-Shabaab

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190947910
eISBN:
9780190055929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947910.003.0028
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter considers the issue of why fighters join Al-Shabaab and why they quit, based on an analysis of over 100 interviews with individuals currently and previously in the group. It concludes ... More


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