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Malaysia and Singapore's terrorist rehabilitation programs : learning and adapting to terrorist threats
|dc.description.abstract||The central question of this thesis examines how Malaya/Malaysia and Singapore learned and adapted successful terrorist disengagement programs and policies; through their unique and non-military rehabilitation programs. The methodology is a comparative case study analysis of Malaysia and Singapore. In order to understand how the countries of Malaya/Malaysia and Singapore adapted a colonial-era counter-insurgency program to disengage Communist Terrorists into a program that now rehabilitates radicalized Islamist Terrorists, an analysis of the periods of the Malayan Emergency and the post-Cold War era of Malaya/Malaysia and Singapore is necessary. The argument presented in this thesis contends the colonial framework and policies of the Malayan Emergency had a positive impact on Malaysia and Singapore; which both countries have further developed and learned as a foundation for their successful terrorist disengagement programs and policies to counter radical Islamist groups and individuals. The hypothesis is that successful counter-insurgency operations must include disengagement programs, rather than purely military solutions or strategies to ensure countries success in counter-insurgency operations and strategies. The Malaysian counter-insurgency disengagement program and the Singapore counter-insurgency disengagement program can provide lessons for modern day counterinsurgency and counter-terrorism programs and policies.||en_US|
|dc.publisher||University of St Andrews|
|dc.rights||Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported|
|dc.subject||Malaysia and Singapore||en_US|
|dc.title||Malaysia and Singapore's terrorist rehabilitation programs : learning and adapting to terrorist threats||en_US|
|dc.type.qualificationname||PhD Doctor of Philosophy||en_US|
|dc.publisher.institution||The University of St Andrews||en_US|
|dc.rights.embargoreason||Thesis restricted in accordance with University regulations. Print and electronic copy restricted until 23rd October 2022||en_US|
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