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Tearing Apart the Land: Islam and Legitimacy in Southern Thailand

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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 lead ...more
Paperback, 235 pages
Published July 31st 2008 by Cornell University Press (first published 2008)
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Book: Tearing Apart the Land
Author: Duncan McCargo
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Year: 2008
Name of Reviewer: Muhammad Farhan Bin Jamil
“Tearing Apart the Land: Islam and Legitimacy in Thailand” by Duncan McCargo discusses the still unresolved conflict in Malay-majority southern Thailand. The conflict in Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat provinces has claimed numerous lives and casualties, both from the Thai-Buddhist and Malay-Muslim communities, and those that represent the security forces. As the c
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Duncan McCargo is a professor of Southeast Asian politics at the University of Leeds specializing in Thailand and Asia-related topics. He holds three degrees from the University of London: a First in English (Royal Holloway 1986); then an MA in Area Studies (Southeast Asia) (1990), and a PhD in Politics (1993) (the later two from the School of Oriental and African Studies). He has also taught at Q ...more
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