Aceh, Indonesia Securing the Insecure State
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Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
In 1998, Indonesia exploded with both euphoria and violence after the fall of its longtime authoritarian ruler, Soeharto, and his New Order regime. Hope centered on establishing the rule of law, securing civilian control over the military, and ending corruption. Indonesia under Soeharto was a fundamentally insecure state. Shadowy organizations, masterminds, provocateurs, puppet masters, and other mysterious figures recalled the regime's inaugural massive anticommunist violence in 1965 and threatened to recreate those traumas in the present. Threats metamorphosed into deadly violence in a seemingly endless spiral. In Aceh province, the cycle spun out of control, and an imagined enemy came to More...
Elizabeth F. Drexler teaches anthropology at Michigan State University.
|Struggling with History|
|Threat and Violence|
|Translating Violence into Politics|
|Neutrality and Provocation|
|The Tsunami and the Cease-Fire|
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