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The Resource Tearing apart the land : Islam and legitimacy in Southern Thailand, Duncan McCargo

Tearing apart the land : Islam and legitimacy in Southern Thailand, Duncan McCargo

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Tearing apart the land : Islam and legitimacy in Southern Thailand
Title
Tearing apart the land
Title remainder
Islam and legitimacy in Southern Thailand
Statement of responsibility
Duncan McCargo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since January 2004, a violent separatist insurgency has raged in southern Thailand, resulting in more than three thousand deaths. Though largely unnoticed outside Southeast Asia, the rebellion in Pattani and neighboring provinces and the Thai government's harsh crackdown have resulted in a full-scale crisis. Tearing Apart the Land by Duncan McCargo, one of the world's leading scholars of contemporary Thai politics, is the first fieldwork-based book about this conflict. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of the region, hundreds of interviews conducted during a year's research in the troubled area, and unpublished Thai-language sources that range from anonymous leaflets to confessions extracted by Thai security forces, McCargo locates the roots of the conflict in the context of the troubled power relations between Bangkok and the Muslim-majority "deep South." McCargo describes how Bangkok tried to establish legitimacy by co-opting local religious and political elites. This successful strategy was upset when Thaksin Shinawatra became prime minister in 2001 and set out to reorganize power in the region. Before Thaksin was overthrown in a 2006 military coup, his repressive policies had exposed the precariousness of the Bangkok government's influence. A rejuvenated militant movement had emerged, invoking Islamic rhetoric to challenge the authority of local leaders obedient to Bangkok. For readers interested in contemporary Southeast Asia, insurgency and counterinsurgency, Islam, politics, and questions of political violence, Tearing Apart the Land is a powerful account of the changing nature of Islam on the Malay peninsula, the legitimacy of the central Thai government and the failures of its security policy, the composition of the militant movement, and the conflict's disastrous impact on daily life in the deep South. Carefully distinguishing the uprising in southern Thailand from other Muslim rebellions, McCargo suggests that the conflict can be ended only if a more participatory mode of governance is adopted in the region
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCargo, Duncan
Dewey number
959.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
DS588.S68
LC item number
M34 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Legitimacy of governments
  • Islam and politics
  • Political violence
  • Muslims
  • Malays (Asian people)
  • Insurgency
  • Thailand, Southern
  • Thailand
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Insurgency
  • Islam and politics
  • Legitimacy of governments
  • Malays (Asian people)
  • Muslims
  • Politics and government
  • Political violence
  • Thailand
  • Southern Thailand
  • Islam
  • Konflikt
  • Thailand
  • Islam och politik
  • Politiskt våld
  • Uppror
  • Politisk legitimitet
Label
Tearing apart the land : Islam and legitimacy in Southern Thailand, Duncan McCargo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Islam -- Politics -- Security -- Militants
Control code
732957180
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 235 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501702914
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4sdrv
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)732957180
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Tearing apart the land : Islam and legitimacy in Southern Thailand, Duncan McCargo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Islam -- Politics -- Security -- Militants
Control code
732957180
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 235 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501702914
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4sdrv
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)732957180
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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