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From Konfrontasi to Disintegrasi: Asean and the Rise of Islamism in Southeast Asia


Jones, DM and Smith, ML, From Konfrontasi to Disintegrasi: Asean and the Rise of Islamism in Southeast Asia, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 25, (6) pp. 343-356. ISSN 1057-610X (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/10576100290101250


This article evaluates the development of militant Islamic threats in Southeast Asia from the early 1990s onwards and its security implications for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The analysis contends that the extent of extremist Islamic infiltration of the region was obscured by governmental rhetoric, along with much Western opinion, which argued erroneously that ASEAN was following a unique developmental path based on shared regional values that had resulted in economic growth and political stability. However, by ignoring underlying religiously motivated tensions within and among its membership, and by refusing to countenance mature debate about them within their societies, ASEAN has succeeded only in incubating its potential nemesis. © 2002 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:International relations
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:International relations
Objective Field:International relations not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Jones, DM (Dr David Jones)
ID Code:25870
Year Published:2002
Deposited By:Government
Deposited On:2002-08-01
Last Modified:2003-05-31

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