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Title Anomie and violence : non-truth and reconciliation in Indonesian peacebuilding / John Braithwaite [and three others].

Imprint Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2010.
Publication Info. 2010


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xv, 501 pages) : illustrations, map
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series Peacebuilding compared
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-480) and indexes.
Contents Healing a fractured transition to democracy -- Papua / John Braithwaite, Michael Cookson, Valerie Braithwaite and Leah Dunn -- Maluku and North Maluku / John Braithwaite with Leah Dunn -- Central Sulawesi -- West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan -- Aceh -- First steps towards a theory of peacebuilding.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (ANU, viewed July 18, 2013).
Summary Indonesia suffered an explosion of religious violence, ethnic violence, separatist violence, terrorism, and violence by criminal gangs, the security forces and militias in the late 1990s and early 2000s. By 2002 Indonesia had the worst terrorism problem of any nation. All these forms of violence have now fallen dramatically. How was this accomplished? What drove the rise and the fall of violence? Anomie theory is deployed to explain these developments. Sudden institutional change at the time of the Asian financial crisis and the fall of President Suharto meant the rules of the game were up for grabs. Valerie Braithwaite's motivational postures theory is used to explain the gaming of the rules and the disengagement from authority that occurred in that era. Ultimately resistance to Suharto laid a foundation for commitment to a revised, more democratic, institutional order. The peacebuilding that occurred was not based on the high-integrity truth-seeking and reconciliation that was the normative preference of these authors. Rather it was based on non-truth, sometimes lies, and yet substantial reconciliation. This poses a challenge to restorative justice theories of peacebuilding.
Language English.
Subject Conflict management -- Indonesia.
Peace-building -- Indonesia.
Social conflict -- Indonesia.
Political violence -- Indonesia.
Indonesia -- Politics and government -- 1998-
Indonesia -- Social conditions.
Politics and government.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- World -- Australian & Oceanian.
Conflict management. (OCoLC)fst00874778
Peace-building. (OCoLC)fst01055902
Political violence. (OCoLC)fst01069902
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Social conflict. (OCoLC)fst01122378
Indonesia. (OCoLC)fst01209242
Chronological Term Since 1998
Indexed Term politics and government.
social conditions.
social conflict.
political violence.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books
Added Author Braithwaite, John, author.
Braithwaite, V. A. (Valerie A.), 1951- author.
Cookson, Michael, author.
Dunn, Leah, author.
ISBN 9781921666230 (electronic bk.)
1921666234 (electronic bk.)
9781921666223 (pbk.)
1921666226 (pbk.)
Standard No. 10.26530/OAPEN_458801 doi

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