Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific

Explaining Collective Violence in Contemporary Indonesia

From Conflict to Cooperation

Authors: Tadjoeddin, Z.

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Tadjoeddin uniquely explores four types of violent conflicts pertinent to contemporary Indonesia (secessionist, ethnic, routine-everyday and electoral violence), and seeks to discover what socio-economic development can do to overcome conflict and make the country's transition to democracy safe for its constituencies.

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'This insightful book powerfully illuminates Indonesia's complex history of conflict and demonstrates how different types of conflict relate to alternative theoretical perspectives.' - Frances Stewart, University of Oxford, UK

'This is an elegant and insightful book with important policy implications for promoting democratic consolidation in Indonesia and beyond.' - Scott Gates, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

'Zulfan Tadjoeddin has written a book that will enrich and challenge our understanding of collective violence in Indonesia and, by extension, in many other settings. Comparing different varieties of violence ethnic, separatist, everyday and electoral that are often treated as entirely distinct and drawing upon a large mass of data, his study convincingly lays bare the political economy roots of conflict.' - Edward Aspinall, Australian National University, Australia

'This is undoubtedly a must-read book for anyone who seriously cares about the intricate nexus of conflict, social contract, and socio-economic development. The country under study, Indonesia, poses important characteristics for comparative conflict analysis: resource-rich, unequal income distribution, decentralized system, free election, heterogeneous and multi-ethnic, making some grand generalizations not unjust. What makes it an indispensable read is the rational explanations and arguments it provides that things like reduced inequality is not always favourable for stability. The nature of social contract matters, so does the sequencing of democracy, prosperity, and market liberalization. Readers may dispute some of the arguments, but I was fascinated and fairly convinced' - Iwan Azis, Cornell University, USA


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Tadjoeddin, Mohammad Zulfan

    Pages 1-22

  • Conflict and Violence in Indonesia: A Background

    Tadjoeddin, Mohammad Zulfan

    Pages 23-41

  • Secessionist (Centre-Regional) Conflicts

    Tadjoeddin, Mohammad Zulfan

    Pages 42-74

  • Ethnic Violence

    Tadjoeddin, Mohammad Zulfan

    Pages 75-111

  • Routine-Everyday Violence

    Tadjoeddin, Mohammad Zulfan

    Pages 112-152

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $110.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-27063-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Explaining Collective Violence in Contemporary Indonesia
Book Subtitle
From Conflict to Cooperation
Authors
Series Title
Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-27064-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137270641
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-27063-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 224
Topics