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Terrorism, Security and Development in South Asia: National, Regional and Global Implications


This book provides a rich analysis of the actors and organizations to reflect on the antecedents and trajectories of terrorism and insurgency in South Asia, and the different countermeasures adopted by the countries to deal with the security and developmental challenges.

South Asia is a complex geography that has been both a victim and a playing field for indigenous insurgencies and domestic and transnational terrorist movements. The contributors to this volume explore how this situation has posed serious challenges to the sovereignty of the states, to national and human security, and to the socio-economic fabric of the communities, and to the ethnic and religious cohesion. The book provides detailed studies of country cases on terrorism, security, and insurgencies, and it underlines the national, regional, and global implications of the threats that emanate from this region.

Presenting an opportunity to diversify away from a Western-centric focus on terrorism and security, this book will be valuable to researchers in political science, criminology, defense, and security studies, and to policymakers and think tanks.


- Contextualizing Terrorism, Security, and Development in South Asia

- Country Cases of Terrorism, Insurgencies, and Development

- Issues of Radicalization, Extremism and the State

- Issues of Regional Security and Global Implications

- Rumination on the Impact of Terrorism, Insurgencies, and (In)Security in South Asia in the Age of Globalization

Funding partners

Macquarie University and Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada