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Trends of Radicalization among the Ranks of the Afghan National Police

Zaman, Robert and Khalid, Abdul Hadi (2015) Trends of Radicalization among the Ranks of the Afghan National Police. Technical report. Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies, Kabul, Afghanistan (KAR id:52645)

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This study examines and compares trends of radicalization among the ranks of Afghan National Police (ANP) force across eleven provinces in Afghanistan. This is the first part of an ongoing series of papers dedicated to examining the evolving trends in radicalization among the Afghan National Defense and Security Force (ANDSF). Since the formation of the defense and security in 2002, various potential manifestations of radicalization, including insider attacks, dereliction of duty, and desertion have plagued its ranks. Radicalization is broadly defined as constraints on both the perspective of individuals and their tolerance to ideology and practices which diverge and differentiate from their own political, religious and social beliefs. Making the distinction between political deviance (PD), religious extremism (RE), and social intolerance (SI), 1498 uniformed rank and file personnel, 151 commissioned officers, and 8 uniformed religious leaders from among the ANP were surveyed on their views toward the political system in Afghanistan, anti-government elements including the Taliban, democracy in light of Islamic values, and women and human rights.

Item Type: Reports and Papers (Technical report)
Uncontrolled keywords: radicalization, extremism, Afghanistan, Political Deviance, Conflict, Conflict Analysis, International Conflict Analysis
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Funders: Organisations -1 not found.
Depositing User: Robert Zaman
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2015 19:31 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2022 12:59 UTC
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