• Finnbogason, Daniel and Svensson, Isak. The missing jihad. Why have there been no jihadist civil wars in Southeast Asia? The Pacific Review, 2017. DOI:10.1080/09512748.2017.1325391.
  • Svensson, Isak (ed): 'Conflict and Peace', in David Yamane: Handbook of Religion and Society (Springer), 2016, p 467-484.
  • Svensson, Isak & Hassner, Ron E (eds). International Relations and Religion, SAGE Publications Ltd., 2016, ISBN: 9781473913783.  
  • Sheikh, Kanwal Mona. Guardians of God: Inside the Religious Mind of the Pakistani Taliban. Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Moosa, Ebrahim. What Is a Madrasa? University of North Carolina Press, 2015, ISBN: 1469620146, 9781469620145.
  • Juergensmeyer, Mark and Kanwal Sheikh, Mona. “A Sociotheological Approach to Understanding Religious Violence”, in Michael Jerryson, Mark Juergensmeyer, Margo Kitts (ed), The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence. New York: Oxford University Press 2013.
  • Nilsson, Desirée. "Anchoring the Peace: Civil Society Actors in Peace Accords and Durable Peace", International Interactions 38(2):243-266, 2012.
  • Svensson, Isak. “Conflict resolution and religious dimensions of armed conflicts”; in Lee Marsden (ed): The Ashgate Research Companion to Religion and Conflict Resolution, Farnham: Ashgate, 119-136, 2012.
  • Svensson, Isak. Ending Holy Wars: Religion and Conflict Resolution in Civil Wars, University of Queensland Press, 2012, ISBN: 978 0 7022 4956 3. 
  • Svensson, Isak and Harding, Emily. “How Holy Wars End: Exploring the Termination Patterns of Conflicts with Religious Dimensions in Asia”, Terrorism and Political Violence, 23:133-149, 2011.
  • Juergensmeyer, Mark. Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State, from Christian Militias to Al Qaeda, University of California Press, 2009, ISBN: 0520261577, 9780520261570.
  • Svensson, Isak. “Fighting with Faith: Religion and Conflict Resolution in Civil Wars”, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 51(6), 930-949, 2007.
  • Jurgensmeyer, Mark. Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence, University of California Press, 2003, ISBN: 0520240111, 9780520240117.

Related publications


As the Islamic State (IS) is being increasingly pushed back in the Middle East, Prof. Svensson argues for the need for a discussion on how to build sustainable peace in the region. Efter IS, Mänsklig Säkerhet, 7 June 2017. (In Swedish.)  

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Prof. Svensson on the decline of political Islamism and what the international community needs to do to overcome militant Islamism. Tvådelad strategi behövs mot militant islamism, Utrikesmagasinet, 27 May 2017. (In Swedish.)

Project leader Prof. Isak Svensson on Swedish radio talking about the deadly attack in central Stockholm on 7 April 2017. Lyckas terroristerna splittra oss? Sveriges Radio P1, 13 April 2017. (In Swedish.)

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