Conflict, Violent Extremism and Development

New Challenges, New Responses

Authors: Glazzard, A., Jesperson, S., Maguire, Th., Winterbotham, E.

  • The first book-length work to address the implications of Islamist violent extremism for development actors
  • Combines theory with a current, up-to-date case-study approach
  • Proposes a new approach for development programming to take new terrorist threats into account 
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About this book

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.


About the authors

Andrew Glazzard is the Director of the National Security and Resilience Studies group at RUSI, UK.

Sasha Jesperson is the Director of the Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery, St Mary's University, UK.

Thomas Maguire is a Research Associate at the Department of War Studies, Kings College London, UK.

Emily Winterbotham is a Senior Research Fellow in the National Security and Resilience team at RUSI, UK. 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Conflict and Violent Extremism: Theories and Evidence

    Glazzard, Andrew (et al.)

    Pages 3-25

  • Kenya: More Local than Global

    Glazzard, Andrew (et al.)

    Pages 35-46

  • Nigeria: A Religious Framing of Grievances

    Glazzard, Andrew (et al.)

    Pages 47-55

  • Iraq and Syria: Complex, Dynamic and Divided

    Glazzard, Andrew (et al.)

    Pages 57-68

  • Implications for Development, Peacebuilding and Statebuilding

    Glazzard, Andrew (et al.)

    Pages 75-89

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51484-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51483-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conflict, Violent Extremism and Development
Book Subtitle
New Challenges, New Responses
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51484-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51484-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51483-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 100
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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