Communal Violence and Democratization in Indonesia: Small Town Wars

Communal Violence and Democratization in Indonesia: Small Town Wars

by Gerry van Klinken
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415493978

ISBN-13: 9780415493970

Pub. Date: 09/22/2009

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:
9780415493970
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/22/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Why Now? Temporal Contexts 3. Why Here? The Town beyond Java 4. Identity Formation in West Kalimantan 5. Escalation in Poso 6. Mobilization in Ambon 7. Polarization in North Maluku 8. Actor Constitution in Central Kalimantan 9. Concluding Reflections

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