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Trends in Student Radicalization across University Campuses in Afghanistan

Zaman, Robert and Mohammadi, Abdul Ahad (2014) Trends in Student Radicalization across University Campuses in Afghanistan. Project report. Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies, Kabul, Afghanistan (KAR id:47807)

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Abstract

This study aims to examine the trends in student radicalization across eight university campuses

character of protests across campuses that the extent of student radicalization varies. In

concerned over prospects of post-graduation follow-on careers than ideological ambition.

relatively more aggressive response to both the policies of the Afghan government and the armed

Nangarhar suggests differentiated patterns across university campuses, with these campuses

university does not play a strong role in the radicalization of its students. Rather, a charged

stand in protest rather easily. However, findings also suggest that it is this same easy access to

white and green flags representative of al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the militant wing of Hezb-e-

consequential division on campus which increasingly resemble the practice of takfir. Referring

abandoned Islam, takfir is in direct competition with the more tolerant teachings common to the

characteristic common to progressive democracies, evidence suggests that some student protests

stand in contradiction to democratic principles and pose a threat to stability. With more than

influence has the likelihood and potential to expand with substantial consequences for

state-building, a special focus on meeting the needs of its youth and in particular of Afghan

radicalization across the various sectors throughout Afghanistan. Launched in late 2013, we plan

radicalization in madrassas across Afghanistan and within the Afghan security forces.

Item Type: Monograph (Project report)
Uncontrolled keywords: radicalization, Afghanistan, takfir, ideology, conflict
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahai Faith. Theosophy, etc
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: R. Zaman
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2015 09:25 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:23 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/47807 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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