Southeast Asia and the war on terrorism discourse

Neil G. Renwick

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    This study explores global and regional war on terror discourses. It focuses upon language construction 'framing' the character of, and global and regional responses to, terrorism. It is concerned with social power and critiques the war on terror discourse globally and in Southeast Asia. Central to this are constructions of Islam. The analysis assesses the complexities behind often essentialized depictions of Islam. The paper argues that a deeper understanding of the complexities of the discursive dimension of the war on terror can help provide an additional understanding of the ideational background for operational counterterrorism policies and practices.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)249-265
    JournalCambridge Review of International Affairs
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

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    • terrorism
    • language
    • politics
    • asia


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