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Roots of Violence in Indonesia: Contemporary Violence in Historical Perspective

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Roots of Violence in Indonesia: Contemporary Violence in Historical Perspective - Colombijn, Freek (Editor), and Lindblad, J Th (Editor)
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Jakarta, Sambas, Poso, the Moluccas, West Papua. These simple, geographical names have recently obtained strong associations with mass killing, just as Aceh and East Timor, where large-scale violence has flared up again. Lethal incidents between adjacent villages, or between a petty criminal and the crowd, take place throughout Indonesia. Indonesia is a violent country. Many Indonesia-watchers, both scholars and journalists, explain the violence in terms of the loss of the monopoly on the means of violence by the state ...

Roots of Violence in Indonesia: Contemporary Violence in Historical Perspective 2002, Brill, Leiden, Netherlands

ISBN-13: 9789067181884

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