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The institutional origins of communal violence : Indonesia's transition from authoritarian rule

Author: Yuhki Tajima
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why are transitions from authoritarian rule often marked by spikes in communal violence? Through examining Indonesia's recent transition to democracy, this book develops a novel theoretical explanation for this phenomenon that also accounts for why some communities are vulnerable to violence during such transitions while others are able to maintain order. Yuhki Tajima argues that repressive intervention by security  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yuhki Tajima
ISBN: 9781107028135 1107028132
OCLC Number: 869066621
Description: xv, 191 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: An institutional theory of intercommunal order and violence --
Building and constraining the Indonesian state --
The problem of local order : a view from the kampung --
A microstatistical test of the theory --
Small-scale communal conflicts : Lampung Province --
Outbreaks of large-scale communal conflicts --
The theory in comparative perspective.
Responsibility: Yuhki Tajima, Georgetown University.
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