The perils of hyper-vigilance: The war on terrorism and the surveillance state in South East Asia

Jones, David M. (2002) The perils of hyper-vigilance: The war on terrorism and the surveillance state in South East Asia. Intelligence and National Security, 17 4: 31-54.

Author Jones, David M.
Title The perils of hyper-vigilance: The war on terrorism and the surveillance state in South East Asia
Journal name Intelligence and National Security   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0268-4527
1743-9019
Publication date 2002-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 17
Issue 4
Start page 31
End page 54
Total pages 24
Place of publication London
Publisher F. Cass
Language eng
Subject 1606 Political Science
Abstract The analysis examines the puzzle as to why the intelligence structures of South-East Asia largely failed to detect the evolving threat of violently inclined radical Islamic groups, despite the existence of elaborate and pervasive internal security arrangements within the states of the region. The article explores this issue by positing contending viewpoints about how authoritarianism in South-East Asia might have affected the awareness of such threats. Answers to these questions enable an assessment of the current ASEAN response to the 'war on terrorism' and to discern whether South-East Asia's elites will move either to improve the quality of their intelligence and threat analysis in the future, or whether they will, instead, extend the instruments of authoritarian rule, further curtailing civil and political space under the rubric of combating terrorism. The evidence so far suggests that the latter outcome is the more likely.
Keyword terrorism
Southeast Asia - politics and government
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Political Science and International Studies Publications
 
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