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From state to people-defined security in Indonesia: A new approach to security and peace in a multi-ethnic state


Eby Hara, Abubakar (2010) From state to people-defined security in Indonesia: A new approach to security and peace in a multi-ethnic state. In: Dynamic of ethnic relations in Southeast Asia. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom, pp. 189-211. ISBN 1443821152

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Abstract

Conflicts and conflict resolutions in a multi-ethnic society such as Indonesia are often approached from the state versus people perspective. This can be seen from how the state both in domestic and international community defines conflicts. The New Order state during Suharto, for example, defined conflicts in term of threats to state security and stability. International community has a similar assumption by putting a lot of attention on the efforts to solve conflicts between the central government in Jakarta and regional-based independent movements in Aceh, Papua and East Timor provinces. When it comes to communal conflicts, the international attentions were often directed to the oppression of the majority toward the minority which is often defined in term of Muslim majority toward Christian minority such as in Ambon and Poso conflicts. In such conditions, a conflict resolution focused mainly on the strengthening of the state authority to maintain peace and security on the cost of people and communities in general.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2012 03:45
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2012 08:28
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/3913

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