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

Contributor(s): Braithwaite, John [author.] | Braithwaite, V. A. (Valerie A.), 1951- [author.] | Cookson, Michael [author.] | Dunn, Leah [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Peacebuilding compared.Copyright date: ©2010Description: 1 online resource (xv, 501 pages) : illustrations, map.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1921666234; 9781921666230.Subject(s): Since 1998 | Conflict management -- Indonesia | Peace-building -- Indonesia | Political violence -- Indonesia | Social conflict -- Indonesia | Conflict management | Peace-building | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- World -- Australian & Oceanian | Political violence | Politics and government | Politics and government | Social conditions | Social conflict | Society and social sciences Society and social sciences | Indonesia -- Politics and government -- 1998- | Indonesia -- Social conditions | IndonesiaGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 320.9598 Online resources: Digital version
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.
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-480) and indexes.

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.

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.

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