The Role of Religion in The Insurgency in The South of Thailand

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Publication 1-year master student thesis
Title The Role of Religion in The Insurgency in The South of Thailand
Author(s) Backman, Cecilia
Date 2007
English abstract
This thesis presents and analyses the role of religion in the insurgency in the south of Thailand, that is sometimes labelled terrorism. By using theories on nation building and nationalism, religion as a cultural identity and theories on globalisation and terrorism, this thesis shows that it cannot be concluded that religion is the sole problem of the insurgency in the south of Thailand. This thesis, in addition, shows that religion is political and a source of identity and that neither religious terrorism nor religious nationalism have to imply religious belief, since religion can be a marker of cultural belonging, among many things.
Swedish abstract
Denna magisteruppsats presenterar och analyserar religionens roll i upproret i södra Thailand som ibland benämns terrorism. Genom att använda teorier som behandlar nationsbygge och nationalitet, religion som en kulturell identitet, samt teorier om globalisering och terrorism, visar denna uppsats att det inte går att dra slutsatsen att religion är den enda orsaken till upproret. Denna uppsats visar dessutom att varken religiös terrorism eller religiös nationalism behöver innebära religiös övertygelse, eftersom religion förutom många andra saker kan markera en kulturell tillhörighet.
Publisher Malmö högskola/IMER
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Thailand
Islam
Terrorism
Nationalism
Religion
Minority Groups
Nationbuilding
Cultural Identity
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/4273 (link to this page)

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