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dc.contributor.advisorHafez, Mohammed M.
dc.contributor.authorAmir, Hassan.
dc.dateDecember 2011
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:33:23Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:33:23Z
dc.date.issued2011-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/10724
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis aims to explore the rise of Islamism and Islamic radicalism in the Republic of Maldives. It analyzes the causes and grievances which have fueled the rise of political Islam, as well as its radical elements, and the main groups operating in both the political and social space (as well as on the fringes), including an analysis of their main ideological drivers and their social and political outlook. The closed and conspiratorial nature of the Maldivian political environment, as well as the use of repression to quell political dissent and the manipulation of Islamic religious ideals to cement political position was one factor that led to the rise of Islamism and Islamic radicalism. Another was the rapid modernization that introduced alien concepts and values into Maldivian society. These militated against the traditional norms and cultures and wrought havoc on the social structures, causing intense alienation and social dislocation. All these changes were taking place in a context where Maldives was being infiltrated by radical elements, both local and foreign. They made ample use of the social conditions to craft and narrative that was conducive to their recruitment and radicalization efforts.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/islamismndradica1094510724
dc.format.extentxii, 69 p. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRadicalism.en_US
dc.titleIslamism and radicalism in the Maldivesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderChatterjee, Anshu
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorMaldivesen_US
dc.subject.authorIslamismen_US
dc.subject.authorPolitical Repressionen_US
dc.subject.authorModernizationen_US
dc.subject.authorMarginalizationen_US
dc.subject.authorTerrorism;en_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceMaldives National Defense Force authoren_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in Security Studies: Combating Terrerism, Strategy, and Policyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies: Combating Terrerism, Strategy, and Policyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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