Collective Violence in IndonesiaAshutosh Varshney, editor
|2009/195 pages/LC: 2009042176 |
Since the end of Suharto's so-called New Order (1966-1998) in Indonesia and the eruption of vicious group violence, a number of questions have engaged the minds of scholars and other observers. How widespread is the group violence? What forms—ethnic, religious, economic—has it primarily taken? Have the clashes of the post-Suharto years been significantly more widespread, or worse, than those of the late New Order?
The authors of Collective Violence in Indonesia trenchantly address these questions, shedding new light on trends in the country and assessing how they compare with broad patterns identified in Asia and Africa.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ashutosh Varshney is professor of political science at Brown University. His book Ethnic Conflict and Civic Life: Hindus and Muslims in India was awarded the Gregory Luebbert Prize of the American Political Science Association.
- Analyzing Collective Violence in Indonesia: An Overview—A. Varshney.
- Patterns of Collective Violence in Indonesia—A. Varshney, M.Z. Tadjoeddin, and R. Panggabean.
- Local Conflict in Post-Suharto Indonesia: What Local Newspapers Tell Us—P. Barron and J. Sharpe.
- Ethnic Conflicts in Indonesia: National Models, Critical Junctures, and the Timing of Violence—J. Bertrand.
- Explaining Ethnic Violence in Indonesia: Demilitarizing Domestic Security—Y. Tajima.
- Local and National: Lynch Mobs in Indonesia—B. Welsh.
- Final Reflections: Looking Back, Moving Forward—P. Barron, S. Jaffrey, B. Palmer, and A. Varshney.