Securitization of Islam: A Vicious Circle

Counter-Terrorism and Freedom of Religion in Central Asia

Diverse Islamic groups have triggered a »revival of Islam« in Central Asia in the last decades. As a result, there has been a general securitization of Islam by the governments: not only do they combat the terrorist Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan but also outlaw popular groups such as the Gülen movement. However, strong repression of religion might lead to radicalization.

Kathrin Lenz-Raymann tests this hypothesis with an agent-based computer simulation and enriches her study with interviews with international experts, leaders of political Islam and representatives of folk Islam. She concludes that ensuring religious rights is essential for national security.

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2014-12-08, 324 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-2904-0

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Kathrin Lenz-Raymann

Kathrin Lenz-Raymann, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Reviewed in:
Europe Asia Studies, 28.10.2016, Riccardo Mario Cucciolla
Book title
Securitization of Islam: A Vicious Circle Counter-Terrorism and Freedom of Religion in Central Asia
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
324
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-2904-0
DOI
Commodity Group
1733
BIC-Code
JPF JFSR2 JPWF
BISAC-Code
POL042000 SOC049000 POL003000
THEMA-Code
JPF QRPP JPWG
Release date
2014-12-08
Edition
1
Topics
Islam, Politik
Readership
Political Science, Sociology, Security Studies, Religious Studies and the General Public
Keywords/Tags
Securitization, Islam, Central Asia, Terrorism, Freedom of Religion, Politics, Political Ideologies, Islamic Studies, Social Movements, Asia, Political Science

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