Both authors contributed equally to this article.
Terrorism and jihad in Indonesia: Questions and possible ways forward
Article first published online: 16 MAY 2013
© 2013 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd with the Asian Association of Social Psychology and the Japanese Group Dynamics Association
Asian Journal of Social Psychology
Special Issue: TERRORISM IN INDONESIA. Guest Editor: James H. Liu, Asian Association of Social Psychology Centre for Applied Cross Cultural Research, and School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington
Volume 16, Issue 2, pages 117–122, June 2013
How to Cite
Harb, C. and Fischer, R. (2013), Terrorism and jihad in Indonesia: Questions and possible ways forward. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 16: 117–122. doi: 10.1111/ajsp.12020
- Issue published online: 16 MAY 2013
- Article first published online: 16 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 27 NOV 2012
- intergroup violence;
We critically examine the three papers on terrorism and jihad in Indonesia contained in this issue. First, we argue that thorough discussion and definition of key terms (including religious violence and jihad) would have led to a much stronger framework for understanding the voices of the activists and their supporters. Second, the authors could have engaged more systematically with the international literature on intergroup relations and conflict to discuss how psychological and social processes of radicalization are similar or different in the Indonesian context. Third, we highlight methodological and ethical shortcomings in the three papers that call into question a number of the conclusions drawn by the authors. We outline future research questions and provide suggestions to strengthen this important line of research.