China's “War on Terror” in Xinjiang: Human Security and the Causes of Violent Uighur Separatism

  title={China's “War on Terror” in Xinjiang: Human Security and the Causes of Violent Uighur Separatism},
  author={Michael Clarke},
  journal={Terrorism and Political Violence},
  pages={271 - 301}
  • Michael Clarke
  • Published 9 April 2008
  • Political Science
  • Terrorism and Political Violence
The paper argues that violent Uighur separatism and terrorism conforms in a number of important respects to the human security theory of terrorism, particularly in the realm of political and civil rights. However, it argues that impetus has been given to the various separatist organisations in the region by the development of interconnections between the largely internal aspects of China's policy of integration in the region and the wider Central and South Asian dynamic of Islamic radicalism… 
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