There is a flourishing and growing debate among political scientists regarding the links between democracy/democratization and terrorism. Terrorism, Instability, and Democracy in Asia and Africa takes a regional approach to the issue, focusing on two areas sorely underrepresented in the literature but which grow ever more topical. Beginning with definitions and a literature review, the authors present and interpret statistical analysis and case studies of nations in the Horn of Africa; sub-Saharan Africa; and Central, East, South, and Southeast Asia. This is a timely book that will fill a gaping hole in terrorism literature, just as the world is becoming increasingly attuned to domestic, international, and regional terrorist threats emanating from Asia and Africa. Academics, students, and policy experts in the fields of American, Asian, African, and international affairs and terrorism will embrace this crucial volume.
DAN G. COX is an associate professor of political science at the United States Army, School of Advanced Military Studies located in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. JOHN FALCONER is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nebraska at Kearney BRIAN STACKHOUSE is a major in the U.S. Army who served extensively in Africa. He is an instructor of military science at Missouri Western State University.