Communal Violence and Democratization in Indonesia: Small Town Wars / Edition 1

Communal Violence and Democratization in Indonesia: Small Town Wars / Edition 1

by Gerry van Klinken
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415417139

ISBN-13: 9780415417136

Pub. Date: 04/28/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Through close scrutiny of empirical materials and interviews, this book uniquely analyzes all the episodes of long-running, widespread communal violence that erupted during Indonesia’s post-New Order transition.

Indonesia democratised after the long and authoritarian New Order regime ended in May 1998. But the transition was far less peaceful than is often

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Overview

Through close scrutiny of empirical materials and interviews, this book uniquely analyzes all the episodes of long-running, widespread communal violence that erupted during Indonesia’s post-New Order transition.

Indonesia democratised after the long and authoritarian New Order regime ended in May 1998. But the transition was far less peaceful than is often thought. It claimed about 10,000 lives in communal (ethnic and religious) violence, and nearly as many as that again in separatist violence in Aceh and East Timor.

Taking a comprehensive look at the communal violence that arose after the New Order regime, this book will be of interest to students of Southeast Asian studies, social movements, political violence and ethnicity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415417136
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Series:
Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


List of illustrations     viii
Preface     xvii
Acknowledgements     xix
Glossary     xxi
Introduction     1
Why now? Temporal contexts     15
Why here? The town beyond Java     34
Identity formation in West Kalimantan     53
Escalation in Poso     72
Mobilization in Ambon     88
Polarization in North Maluku     107
Actor constitution in Central Kalimantan     124
Concluding reflections     138
Notes     147
Bibliography     157
Index     177

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