A missing peace? The role of religious actors in countering terrorism

Halafoff, Anna and Wright-Neville, David 2009, A missing peace? The role of religious actors in countering terrorism, Studies of conflict and terrorism, vol. 32, no. 11, pp. 921-932, doi: 10.1080/10576100903262740.

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Title A missing peace? The role of religious actors in countering terrorism
Author(s) Halafoff, AnnaORCID iD for Halafoff, Anna orcid.org/0000-0003-4274-5951
Wright-Neville, David
Journal name Studies of conflict and terrorism
Volume number 32
Issue number 11
Start page 921
End page 932
Total pages 12
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date 2009-11
ISSN 1057-610X
Keyword(s) terrorism
religious actors
counterterrorism strategy
faith communities
Summary Despite the surge of scholarly interest in terrorism and counter-terrorism in the post-9/11 world, surprisingly little attention has been paid to the role of religious actors (especially faith communities and faith leaders) in combating the threat of terrorism. However, the resurgence of religiosity in contemporary politics should not be viewed as an inherently dangerous force. As Appleby has argued, a new secular-religious model of inter and intra-state diplomacy looms as a development with significant potential to resolve conflict and deny terrorist groups access to communities of support. By drawing on an Australian example, we argue that in societies that have a strong multicultural and multifaith character secular-religious diplomacy pitched at the national and sub-national level can play an important role in the formation of a flexible long-term counterterrorism strategy.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/10576100903262740
Field of Research 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2009, Taylor & Francis
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